Whether you undergo gastric bypass surgerygastric sleeve surgery or have bariatric surgery performed to place the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band or REALIZE® Personal Banding Solution, you will need to develop new dietary habits after your weight loss procedure. Our doctors and the staff at South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center will discuss these changes with you at a pre-surgery info session and throughout the course of your treatment. In order to help you achieve these lifestyle changes, we have developed some post-bariatric nutrition and diet guidelines for patients at our Ocean Springs, Mississippi practice.


Permanent, Daily Changes

Although each patient´s new dietary plan may vary depending upon his or her individual needs and the bariatric procedure that was performed, all patients will need to be prepared to incorporate permanent dietary changes into their daily lives. Your new nutritional plan will go hand in hand with a post-bariatric exercise strategy to help you maintain optimal health after your procedure and keep you from regaining any of the weight that was lost. You will not be alone or without guidance as you begin your new lifestyle. Support groups with fellow patients will help you to have the confidence to achieve success, and regular post-bariatric nutrition and diet check-ups at our Ocean Springs, Mississippi practice will monitor your progress to determine whether you are on the right track.


Important Guidelines to Follow

The nutritional guidelines below are among the most important to adhere to after your surgical weight loss procedure:

  • After surgery it is crucial to chew your food thoroughly. Steaks and other tough meats or poultry can be difficult to eat if not chewed sufficiently.
  • Do not drink with your meals.
  • Omit desserts and foods that are high in sugar.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Limit snacking between meals.
  • Omit high-calorie nutritional supplements, high-fat foods, and carbonated drinks.


Begin Your Journey

Our team is passionate about helping you enjoy a dramatic improvement in the quality of your life, just as they have helped to change the lives of many other patients in Gulfport, Biloxi, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Area. They will help you understand and feel comfortable with the nutritional plan that is required after surgery. For more information about post-bariatric diet and nutrition, contact our office located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, we can answer any questions you have. To learn more, register for one of our informational sessions. Your surgical weight loss journey begins at our information session where you will view and receive materials that explain the surgical weight loss process, hear success stories from former patients, and meet members of our team. But most importantly you will begin the process of change, not just your looks, but your life.