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How Difficult Is The Diet, For Gastric Sleeve Surgery, To Stick To?

How Difficult Is The Diet, For Gastric Sleeve Surgery, To Stick To?

Ive researched the surgery quite extensively and the diet is extremely minimal. Which i understand. However i love food. The textures. The smell. And of course the taste. Im scared that i would not be able to stick with such a minimal diet for a year. Pluss once the weight is lost how does one not regain the weight once a regular diet is reintroduced? I dont know anyone personaly whoes had this done. Im afraid its the only option i have left.

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I looked into all of the surgeries and decided that if I can't make the same changes before the surgery that I would need to after the surgery, then I shouldn't do it. I would definitely try a high protein, low fat diet now to see if it's something that you can do. Mentally... I can't.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I have not had it done myself. But know some that have. I have also been in the O.R. and saw a few gastric bypass surgeries performed. It is not a quick fix. And that diet is not actually for a year. You are basically on a diet for the rest of your life. The year is actually an adjustment period that you have to stick to strictly in order to adapt and let everything heal . Above all one must learn portion control. It does help one loose weight rather quickly if you stick to the diet but one can also gain back all that you have lost plus more. It is not a permanent fix. You have to learn how to control your over eating, etc. There is no such thing as going back to eating how you did when you put all the weight on. It is a big commitment and you have to be dedicated to it. It is mainly a procedure done as a last resort when nothing else seems to work for very obese people. Usually there is a amount one much be at or over to qualify for the surgery. Plus being in good enough health. There are often severe side effects that one needs to be aware of. It is best to discuss this option with a doctor as each person is different. I can only give you what I know from second hand info. Hope someone that has been through the process can help you more. Best wishes.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I got the band. Had to go on a liquid diet for weeks before and of course a few weeks after the surgery. I lost 110 pounds in about 6 months. But then developed a hernia which required more surgery. Then more complications came. I kept getting fluid taken out until I had gained 80 pounds back. Finally decided to have the band removed and do the sleeve. This required more liquid diets for a few weeks. After healing (which was tough), I lost the weight back. I am now less than 40 pounds from my goal weight but just can't get there. I don't have any issues. I do try to watch the fat intake and sugar intake. I did get REALLY sick once after eating a whole slice of cheesecake. But other than that, no problems. I just can't eat much at a time. You're supposed to only be able to eat about a cup of food. I do eat a little more than that. Which is probably why I can't get to my goal weight. But remember--you can still gain weight if you're not careful. This is not the instant cure that we all hope for. It is a drastic measure. But sometimes that's what we need. Pray about it and ask God for wisdom and knowledge before jumping in. Do your research. Ask others about their experiences. Praying for you.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I absolutely agree with what you are saying.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I agree... the surgery is not worth the other life long issues it can cause. I am so sorry for your husband. I am so against these surgeries for so many reasons. Good luck to you all.

posted almost 4 years ago
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