Post-Op Bariatric Surgery Diet Plan: Months 4 to 6 – Part 3 of Mini Series

The bariatric surgery post-op diet series continues with months 4 to 6, where you’ll see more diversity in your food options, and may start to get a little over-confident as you lose weight and keep feeling better.  By now, you should be well into the lifestyle you’d envisioned for yourself when you first decided to have the surgery.

Sample Foods for Months 4, 5 & 6

During months 4 through 6, you’ll continue with solid proteins and vegetables and add fruits to bring some sweetness to the table.  The need for extra protein has diminished by this point, although each patient will be evaluated for his or her individual needs.  Breakfast may consist of two sticks of Polly O string cheese or 3 oz. of Greek Yogurt with 1 oz. of fresh berries.

For lunch, you might enjoy 3 oz. of tuna mixed with 1 tsp. of low fat mayo inside a scooped out tomato, or 3 oz. of cubed chicken over 1 oz. of raw spinach salad.  Dinner options include a 3 oz. turkey burger with 1 oz. of cooked asparagus or 3 oz. of baked eggplant with 2 oz. of lite shredded mozzarella and low sodium sauce.  The tiny portion sizes work well with the size of your modified or constricted stomach, so you should always feel satisfied after each meal.

Staying Focused

About this time, your focus can start to wane a little.  Your body is healed, you’re probably feeling better than you have in years, and you may consider adding the odd treat food that isn’t part of the program.  Feeling good is what the entire program is about, but it is important to remain focused and have faith that the specific foods in your program have been chosen for a reason.  If you feel your motivation or focus start to get a little wobbly, send off an email to your RD at any time to help get back into the right frame of mind.

Supplementing for Optimum Nutrition

By now, your RD and surgeon will have a handle on where you may be lacking in terms of nutrients.  You will have a six-month update, where certain supplements or vitamins may be recommended to boost your levels.  If you are in need of extra protein during this stage, you may want to try one of the protein bars offered at the NYBG bariatric supplement store.

There really is no magic solution for every patient, which is why Sharon George, MS, RD, CDN works so diligently with surgeons and patients to create and modify the plans to produce the most impressive and sustainable results.  Come back again to learn about the final installment of our bariatric post-op diet series: Month 6 and beyond.

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Post-Op Bariatric Surgery Diet Plan: Months 4 to 6 – Part 3 of Mini Series


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

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Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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