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Smart Choices After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Smart Choices After Gastric Bypass Surgery

In 2015, for the more than 45,000 people in the U.S. who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNYGB) surgery, the gastrointestinal perils they encountered post-op were a lot more challenging than they expected. That’s because until now, researchers hadn’t clearly identified the bloating, gas and food intolerances patients develop as they begin shedding their excess weight.

Researchers writing in the British Journal of Surgery revealed that over 70 percent of RNYGB patients cannot eat high-fat or high-sugar foods or red meats without experiencing troubling gastrointestinal distress. Well, those Food Felons that fuel obesity, heart disease, dementia, wrinkles and a lousy sex life are just what you should eliminate from your diet anyway—and after surgery you’re going to hear it big-time from your newly redesigned gut!

So, we’re here to say congrats on having the surgery, but make sure you commit to changing your habits and lifestyle before the procedure. It’ll help you reverse type 2 diabetes and dodge health complications.

Medically reviewed in August 2018.

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