Operation for the imposition of the gastric band - this is the first step to change the way of life. The patient must develop new eating habits. Once the cuff is inflated, the patient must meet certain very important principles:
It should have a small amount of food. Stomach capacity you have much less. Accordingly, to change the number of eaten food. However, not always easy to stop. An example of a small amount of food can be a piece of bread.
Chew your food very thoroughly. Swallow after complete mastication.
You should not eat or drink at the same time. As already noted, the fluid will dilute the food eaten, and the feeling of saturation does not occur.
Optimally to drink before a meal or 1-1.5 hours after a meal. With regard to the volume of liquid, it is unlimited. You can drink 2-3 liters of fluid per day. This is especially true low-calorie liquids (water). When it comes to sugary liquids (fruit juices, tea, sugar and others), be sure to keep in mind calories, which is indicated on the package.
It is undesirable to lie after the meal. In the horizontal position of the body there is the likelihood of reflux (ie, reverse throw food from the stomach into the esophagus). In addition, it can lead to stagnation of food in the small ventricle, which can cause discomfort.
Eat 5 times a day. This fivefold nutrition is important for a full nutrient in the body. In addition, frequent meals may reduce feelings of hunger.
Try to avoid foods such as ice cream, chocolate milkshakes. These products in the oral cavity are transformed into high-calorie liquids that pass through the ring without obstruction. As a result, the total number of calories consumed by the patient, can be very high. In addition, it is desirable to stop taking such drinks as Pepsi, Coke, Sprite and others. The sugar content in them is very high.
If you like them, replace them with equivalents that do not contain sugar, such as Pepsi Light, Cola-light.
Some foods may be poorly tolerated by patients.
Examples of such products may be:
Vegetables with skins (such as beans, corn, pears, asparagus)
Sausage and ham
Fruit with skin (eg, grapes)
Drinks containing large amounts of carbon dioxide.
Thus, these foods should be eaten with caution, only to gradually expanding their diet. Portability of food is largely dependent on the degree of inflation of the cuff. If the cuff is inflated not, the patient can eat almost normally.