Well, since having my Gastric bypass 14 weeks tomorrow, I wanted to share a photo of the food I am now having. I tried this meal. I managed the chicken and potato and one tomato. However, I tried lettuce but it could not stay down. Really, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to tolerate salad/lettuce again. Here are my results after a gastric bypass – 14 weeks check-in.
Eating After a Gastric Bypass
They say if you can’t eat a certain food then try again in a few months. I shall try the lettuce again. I really do want to be able to eat salad! This part has been extremely frustrating.
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It’s still very tough, but, I’m only sick about once or twice a week now . A few weeks ago, it would be 12-14 times a day. Yet, I’m learning how to eat slow and chew chew chew. It’s a slooowww process. Plus, I’m eating 6 small meals a day and the reality is — I won’t ever finish the plate. Honestly, I have to leave food — I can’t eat everything on my plate.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Side Effects: Eating Out
I think going out to eat is hard. I can’t enjoy a lovely, delicious meal yet. I’ve heard other bariatric patients say they manage a child-size meal — but mentally and psychologically it’s difficult to accomplish. It’s tough not being able to eat the same foods as my family or the same size meals. In addition, I can’t even eat certain healthy meals. My gastric bypass diet is not enjoyable or pleasurable right now at 14 weeks.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Risks
However, this was my choice and I did it to improve 3 things: my health, my weight and by cutting down my weight. Plus, I cut down the steroid dose which helps prevent diabetes, bone issues and other conditions. So, as hard as it is, I’ll get used to it. One day, I will enjoy the success as a bariatric patient after a gastric bypass. The liver shrinking diet was hard but life after gastric bypass is even harder!
Ready for the next phase of my journey at 20 weeks? Check out how I’m doing after 5 months after bariatric surgery!
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!