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What diet should I follow after gastric bypass surgery?

Tonya Bolden
Alternative & Complementary Medicine

The opening of the four-phase postsurgery diet plan Dr. Lourie provided said, “It will be necessary for you to follow a nutritionally complete diet designed to allow both healthy healing and recovery as well as ensure safe weight loss during the first few months after your gastric bypass.”

I had read that document fifty-seven times by the time I had the surgery. “To help prevent discomfort, overstretching of the pouch, leaks or rupture at the staple lines, and complications from poor healing or malnutrition, this diet schedule must be carefully followed.”

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