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Diet & Advice

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Since the diet is an important part of an overweight operation, here are some advices before and after the surgery


Before the operation

Examples of meals with 200 kcal:: • Tuna in water 200 grams + salad + 1 tablespoon of oil
• Cottage cheese 200 grams, flavored with 1/2 sliced orange or grapefruit.
• Salmon fillet 100 g cooked in a skillet or in the oven with carrots, parsnip and celery root.
• 1 dl frozen soybeans in chicken stock.
• Chicken fillet 150 g with spinach. Flavor with garlic / chili.
• 5 sliced strawberries with 2 dl of plain yogurt (3%).
• 3 dl Kelda soup optional flavor.

You can drink an unlimited amount of:
• Coffee or Tea, without milk and sugar
• Water flavoured with cucumber, orange, lemon or apple

DO NOT EAT POTATOES, RICE, PASTA, BREAD, SUGAR, CANDY, SODA / JUICE OR FATTY SACUES OR GRAVY MADE WITH CREAM OR BUTTER.
DO NOT PURCHASE ITEMS THAT YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO EAT!

Week 1 + 2 after surgery.

Liquid diet. No solid food. 1-2 dl per meal. 4-6 times a day.
Dietary suggestions: yoghurt, rosehip soup, quark / Kelda soup, home-made smooth soup, Fortimel energy or jucy, Nutrilett / Modifast.
DRINK AT LEAST 1 LITER OF WATER PER DAY (Flavored with Cucumber, Orange, Strawberries)
MAKE SURE THAT YOU URINATE ALOT AND THAT THE URINE IS LIGHT IN COLOUR (it is light when you drink enough fluids)


Week 3 + 4 after surgery.

Smooth foods diet. Baby food texture. 1-2 dl per meal. 4-6 times a day. Diet: banana, mashed potatoes, omelet without solid ingredients, tuna, egg. You can use a blender to make regular food smooth in consistency.
DRINK AT LEAST 1 LITERS OF WATER PER DAY (Flavored with Cucumber, Orange, Strawberries) MAKE SURE THAT YOU URINATE ALOT AND THAT THE URINE IS LIGHT IN COLOUR (it is light when you drink enough fluids)


4 weeks after surgery.

Successive transition to normal food that you chew a lot.
Diet: Tuna, Salmon, eggs, chicken, boiled vegetables, nuts & fruits and berries.
Half of the meals shall consist of vegetables.
• 2 egg omelet with a little salad.
• Tuna in water 200 grams + salad + 1 tablespoon of oil.
• Cottage cheese 200 grams, flavored with 1/2 sliced banana.
• Salmon fillet 100 g cooked in a skillet or in the oven with carrots, parsnip and celery root.
• 1 dl frozen soybeans in chicken stock.
• Chicken fillet 150 g with spinach. Flavored with garlic.
• 5 pieces of sliced strawberries with 2 dl plain yogurt (3%).
• 3 dl Kelda soup optional flavor.
• Drinkable quark/ yogurt 350 ml (when on the go)


You can drink an unlimited amount of:
• Coffee or Tea, without milk or sugar
• Water flavored with cucumber, orange, lemon or apple


Avoid:
Sour products, highly spicy foods, white bread, pasta, rice, carbonated water, junk food, fried foods, candy, artificial sweeteners, light products and solid foods such as asparagus and pineapple.
DO NOT PURCHASE ITEMS THAT YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO EAT!


Consider:
Eating protein-rich foods that keep you feeling full for a longer period and do not forget to eat snacks. Fill a sports bottle of water that you can carry with you, as well as this lets you know how much water you drink daily.
You can snack on untreated nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds that you stir-fry in the frying pan.

CONSTIPATION

Avoid constipation by drinking enough fluids. If you have not had a bowel movement in more than 1 week try Movicol® or Oxytarm®, which is prescription free. Dosage by following instructions on the package.


EXERCISE

Calmer exercise is recommended during the first month after surgery. Stroll and ride a bike. Avoid contact sports or other exercise where there is a risk of falls or other trauma. Successively you can increase the amount of training and after 3-6 months you are free to exercise by doing whatever pleases you.


PHARMACEUDICALS

You are required to take vitamins and mineral supplement for the rest of your life. We recommend Baricol® that contains all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements you need. You can start taking this within 1-2 weeks after the surgery. It cannot be bought at a pharmacy but can be ordered online at http://www.baricol.se. The chewable tablets can be crushed and sprinkled on your breakfast.

Esomeprazol® som minskar syreproduktionen i magen intages de första 3 månaderna. Du kan börja dagen efter operationen. Börja med 2 tabletter dagligen, en morgon och kväll.

Fragmin® syringes once daily for 10 days after surgery to avoid blood clots. Use compression stockings during these 10 days.


SMOKING

Smoking is prohibited for at least 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery. We are happy to help you with medications that limit the urge to smoke (Champix®).


WOUNDS / SUTURE / BANDAGE

The wounds are sewn with sutures that disappear by themselves. Let the bandages that cover the wounds sit for 10-14 days. If they fall off do not touch the wound, wash your hands and change the dressing. You can shower the day after surgery. No bath or sauna bath for 3 weeks. The scars are red during the first year, but then fade successively. Tape the wounds for 3 months to reduce scarring. Air and change tape 1 time / week. Protect the wounds from the sunlight during the first year.

The dressing only needs to be replaced if it is completely filled with blood or is about to fall off, not otherwise. A little blood on the dressing is quite normal. Leave on for 10-14 days.

If you experience a fever, increased pain or redness around the operating wound, you should consult with us or with the general medical care.

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020-24 03 00

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