Fish can be surprisingly well tolerated after bariatric surgery. Many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients say that even if they didn’t like fish before their weight loss surgery, they liked it after their weight loss surgery. Food preferences do often change after surgery. Many patients report being unable to stomach their previously favorite proteins, and liking proteins they never used to eat or prefer.
Salmon is an excellent protein choice for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. It’s soft, flaky, and flavorful. More than that, it’s loaded with high-quality protein and healthy fats. In addition to its abundant omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is an excellent source of B vitamins, potassium, selenium, antioxidants.
Chinese food does not have a reputation for being weight loss friendly. It does have a reputation for filling you up and then making you hungry an hour later. That is less than ideal for weight loss surgery patients. In addition, traditional white or fried rice is full of carbohydrates and calories.
Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients know that exercise, along with their low calorie diet, is crucial to maximize their weight loss success. There’s just no getting around the fact that exercise helps burn calories, reduce body fat, build lean muscle mass, and helps improve both blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workouts and strength training should be incorporated into a bariatric patient’s new lifestyle after they have been cleared to exercise by their bariatric surgeon.