What if I get stuck in a food rut?

Post surgery you may find foods that are easy to prepare and easily digested. Many patients stick with the foods that personally work. If you feel that you are in a rut and bored by the same foods consumed daily it would be a good idea to explore new foods. Remember to introduce new foods one at a time to see how they are tolerated.

You are allowed and encouraged to experiment but please follow the guidelines, read the food labels and act with information. Your stage 3 diet is in actuality how you will be eating for the rest of your life to maintain your weight. It will be up to you to experiment with recipes and spices to make the food more interesting. There are unlimited free resources online where you can find heart healthy, low fat, low sugar recipes and ideas. Remember to pay attention to the serving sizes and consume only one portion. During stage 3 Post gastric bypass surgery you may only be able to eat ¼-1/2 of a serving.