Gastric bypass patients often ask about how much food they should be eating and what kinds of food and so on. Some meals you should consume depends on how far post-op you are.
At six months post-op, you should be eating about a ¾ cup of food at a time, although you will find some foods like soup you can eat a little more than that.
At six months post-op, most patients should be eating around 1000 calories a day, although your calories needs may vary depending on your activity level.
Some doctors and dieticians advise patients to eat only three meals a day and no snacks. However, eating several small meals or snacks during the day will keep your metabolism up, and that will help you lose weight. If you go long between eating your meals, you may become too hungry which may tempt you to overeat or eat the wrong foods.
You may also discover it difficult to get enough calories or protein if you only eat three meals a day unless you eat rather large meals.
This menu is only a suggestion. Your doctor or dietician, may have other recommendations for you based on your specific needs.
Breakfast (choose one of the following):
Dr. Dirk Rodriguez, bariatric surgeon, Cincinnati, Ohio.