The pre-op diet for weight loss surgery can be extremely challenging. In my opinion, it is the most difficult stage of the entire journey. This is because you have to be on an extremely strict diet prior to the procedure and since you haven’t had the surgery yet, you are just as hungry as ever! You have to be able to resist foods and get control without the help of the surgery. It can be really difficult because you don’t have the tool of the surgery yet. However, it is important to follow the guidelines because the purpose of the pre-op diet is to shrink your liver prior to surgery. If you don’t do it, you could risk having complications.
There are some strange side effects after weight loss surgery. One of those strange and unexpected side effects is bad breath. It is more common in people with Gastric Bypass, but it can occur with any type of surgery. There are many different reasons why it happens such as dehydration, stasis of food within the stomach, and ketosis. It can be challenging to deal with bad breath after weight loss surgery because it really affects with your self-esteem.
Weight loss surgery brings many changes to your eating habits. You will be eating significantly different the first few months and even first few years after weight loss surgery. There will be a time though that your restriction isn’t as strong, so it is important to reinforce those healthy habits right from the start of your weight loss surgery journey. Your diet will change the farther out you get, but always remember to choose nutritious foods to ensure you are not getting deficient.
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