If you want to lose weight, but are not a candidate for weight-loss surgery, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty may be able to help.
For those who want to manage their weight more aggressively but do not qualify for or do not prefer to undergo weight-loss surgery, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is considered to be a great option. You can perform your Buckhead endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty at Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics located in Buckhead, in Atlanta, GA.
If you are considering going for that, then you may be wondering what foods you should avoid following your procedure. While the needs of everyone vary, there are some general guidelines for which foods and beverages to avoid.
What actually is this endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?
A new procedure called an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, which is a certain non-surgical weight-loss procedure involving the reduction of stomach capacity. This procedure, when combined with lifestyle changes such as exercise and a healthy diet, can help you achieve a significant long-term weight loss.
Diet immediately after surgery
- After 4 hours of surgery, a patient may take low sugar clear liquid like iced tea, or low-calorie sports drinks, light soups, sugar-free popsicles, or sugar-free Jell-O, etc.
- A very hot or cold liquid is not recommended.
- There is no limit to how much liquid to take; however, all liquid must be taken slowly.
- Avoid gulping, as this can increase the swallowed air which can be uncomfortable.
Post-operation first-week diet
- Same guidelines as above, but larger volumes now can be consumed.
- Avoid liquids that are too high in calories.
Post-operation second to fourth weeks
- If no prior problems, then the patient can take soft low-sugar, and low-fat diets
- Foods like chicken or bread must be avoided.
- Saturated and trans-fat foods should be avoided.
- A protein of 12 to 20 grams/meal should be emphasized.
- Soft foods that are rich in protein like lean ground beef, baked fish, tuna, and legumes are recommended.
The fourth week after the operation
- The patient should now start the low-fat diet and also a solid low-sugar diet.
- The patient must take 3 meals a day that must contain approximately 4 to 5 grams of carbohydrates, 12 to 20 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat for each meal.
- Food must be chewed well, but it should not be up to the level of a puree.
- It is also recommended that the patient must eat slowly as this can help prevent any vomiting if there is any restriction.