The Super Secret Bariatric Diet
An ongoing Q&A video series allows Doc Pop to talk about common bariatric surgery questions. From questions about having bariatric surgery to what types of procedures are available to patients, revision surgery questions or questions commonly asked by patients. The series is meant to be educational; always speak with your physician or medical care provider before going through any medical treatments.
In this video, Doc Pop talks talks about the "Super Secret Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Diet".
“What will my after bariatric surgery diet consist of? What will it look like? Am I going to need special vitamins or supplements, or can I eat real food?”
Those are questions I often hear from my patients, and I then tell them in a tongue and cheek way about the “Super-Secret Bariatric Diet.”
When they hear me see that, patients often raise their eyebrows and lean a little closer thinking that they are going to get some special enlightening plan. And then I tell them that the Super-Secret Bariatric Diet consists of lean meats cooked in a lean way – That’s chicken, fish, eggs and turkey – cooked without adding fats and cooked in a way where fat can drip away. I suggest a small serving of this lean protein course, followed by real vegetables and real fruit, until the patient is full.
This is something we’ve been told our whole lives, how we should be eating. However it often gets lost in translation.
I think it’s a good idea too, to take most of the white carbs out of the diet too – bread, rice, potatoes and noodles. I tell my patients that Sundays are a good time to enjoy some of these things, lightning up on the foods. I suppose this is similar to some popular weight loss diets, like South Beach where the starchy foods are taken out of the diet.
But essentially after bariatric surgery, I want my patients to pursue a healthy, normal, balanced diet, that eliminating the amount of animal fat, dairy fat and carbs while increasing the vegetable and fruit consumption.