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What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?
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In brief: Go slow
Gradually transition your diet.
Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut.Use small bites the size of peas.Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min.You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated.

In brief: Go slow
Gradually transition your diet.
Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut.Use small bites the size of peas.Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min.You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Go slow
You may want to slowly broaden the range of foods you eat after the surgery, starting with liquid diet and gradually introduce solid foods as you tolerate them - kind of like you do with a baby transitioning him from breast milk or formula to baby food and then to table food.

In brief: Go slow
You may want to slowly broaden the range of foods you eat after the surgery, starting with liquid diet and gradually introduce solid foods as you tolerate them - kind of like you do with a baby transitioning him from breast milk or formula to baby food and then to table food.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
In brief: Go slow
Go slow. Eat small bites chew very well.
Add new foods gradually, i recommend to my patients that the last thing to add is fresh fruits and vegetables.

In brief: Go slow
Go slow. Eat small bites chew very well.
Add new foods gradually, i recommend to my patients that the last thing to add is fresh fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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