Diets for gastric belt procedure

The belt procedure gastric or bariatric surgery to limit the amount of food you can eat, is one of the recommended methods for weight loss in people who are morbidly obese. In these cases it is often healthier going through surgery, to remain obese risk medical conditions that can lead to early death. A gastric belt procedure reduces the size of the stomach so that you eat less and lose weight. Surgery required to make changes to your diet, both before and after surgery to optimize weight loss and achieve a healthier body.

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Preoperative Diet

Before gastric belt procedure, your doctor may wait to start learning to eat healthier to reduce body fat. Belt gastric surgery is a procedure that must be taken seriously. Preparing your body with a clean diet will help you recover faster, and to mentally prepare for the post-operative diet. Some of the typical changes that are incorporated into your diet before surgery are: eat between 800 and 1,200 calories a day, eat more protein, eat less fat and fewer carbohydrates. Some surgeons place their patients with gastric belt on a strictly liquid protein diet for a few days to one week before surgery.

Postoperative Diet

You’ll follow a diet of recovery during the first 4-6 weeks after getting a procedure gastric belt. This diet starts with a liquid diet and gradually passes food processed to reach food solids. The diet consists of eating usually about 50-70 grams of protein a day, which will be mainly based on a liquid protein drink. The food you’ll want to have at your fingertips for post-operative diet gastric belt are the chicken and beef, skim milk, sugar-free gelatin, sugar free popsicles, sugar-free pudding, yogurt, low-fat , mashed potatoes, pureed chicken or beef, mashed peas, drinks, tea, juice and acid not chewable multivitamins. Your doctor can give you a diet different from that described here and you have to follow precisely.


Keep your body hydrated with at least 64 oz (1.82 l) of water or other fluids each day. Drink slowly, avoid drinks high in sugar, alcohol and carbonated beverages high in calories. Carbonated beverages can inflate the stomach and extends out or make you feel very bloated and uncomfortable. Do not drink liquids during the meal, only between them. Gastric belt procedure intends to limit the amount of food your stomach can accommodate both liquid and occupy too much space, especially during meals. If you overeat, you could end up throwing up if your stomach is too full.

Types of food to eat

After your doctor has given you the okay to eat a normal diet, you still have to follow the rule explained above liquids, chewing food thoroughly and not fill too. Examples of foods to include in your diet include lean proteins, vegetables, grains, low-fat, fruit, low fat cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs and protein shakes. Remember to eat small amounts of food at each meal and chew well.

Foods to Avoid
Limit high calorie desserts and junk food after gastric surgery belt. Other foods that can make the stomach feel uncomfortable are the dried fruit, pineapple, corn, popcorn, nuts and seeds, asparagus, grapes, carbonated drinks, high-calorie drinks, beer and food fiber.

Changing Habits
The gastric belt procedure require you to change some of your eating habits. Chew food until it is completely processed is essential or food can get stuck in the belt that is reducing the stomach opening. Chew slowly and more thoroughly from now. Do not drink liquids during meals. Eat three to four small meals a day. Avoid snacking between meals.