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Gastric bypass meals: recipes for gastric bypass

Gastric bypass is a surgical operation in which the stomach is made smaller. This is done so that the food does not have the space to store itself. This operation is usually the last option after people have tried other sorts of treatments and programs for weight loss. The operation consists of the stomach pouch being made smaller then connected to the small intestine in order for less food to be eaten. This alone will not end in person losing weight if that person does not follow gastric bypass meals. Weight may be even gained and some complications may occur as well.

Post gastric bypass meal plan

For the first couple of days a person will have to intake only clear liquids like water, fruit juices and diet soda. After a couple of days on this diet, a doctor will prescribe a full liquid diet. Of course, this is done if no complications occur. Full liquid diet lasts for 14 days and is followed by pureed diet. This diet consists of foods which are soft and smooth. Solid foods can be eaten about 9 weeks after the operation.

Gastric bypass meals

In order for this treatment to be successful, people must keep a prescribed diet. It is important that the meals have a lot of protein in them. Fish, skinned chicken, eggs and low fat cheese are some of the foods that are rich in protein. On the other hand, foods with a lot of sugar, fats and fiber should be avoided, because foods with sugar have lots of calories and their intake can reverse the whole point of the operation. Meals with a lot of fats can cause acid reflux, nausea and diarrhea. Minerals and vitamins are the most welcome nutrients in the gastric bypass diet. Calcium, iron and Vitamin B12 are really necessary. Those who are watching over the patients would be advised to find some recipes for the preparation of these meals. Proper recipes are essential for the recovery of the patients who have gone through the operation.

Turkey with cheese

For this meal to be prepared, a person should have 8 ounces of turkey sausage, 6 eggs, 1 cup of shredded low-fat cheese, 2 potatoes and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. The preparation of the meal is not that difficult. First, a person should preheat the oven until it reaches 375 degrees F. Then, the eggs should be beaten along with half a cup of cheese in a medium size bowl. Olive oil should be heated in a skillet and the turkey needs to be fried. After the person have cut the potatoes, he or she should put them in a pan as well. 13 x 9 glass of baking dish should be coated with olive oil. After that, a person should place the potatoes and the turkey into it. When this is done, the egg mixture should be poured in there as well. Now, the meal is ready to be baked for about quarter of an hour. When the meal is taken out, half a cup of cheese that remained should be poured upon it.

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