Posted - November 13, 2011

Recipe Tips after Gastric Bypass

After your weight loss surgery in Carrollton, you need to make permanent lifestyle changes in order to be healthy and keep from regaining the weight. Your doctor will inform you of dietary restrictions and accommodations you must follow after your gastric bypass surgery in Carrollton.

Some of the tissues in your body were damaged during surgery, so you need to provide them with protein every day so that they can heal and remain healthy in the future. You need to plan on incorporating protein into every meal every day, taking special care to make sure that you are getting at least 60 grams daily. Foods that are good sources of protein include fish, cottage cheese, poultry and eggs.

Consuming too much sugar or fat in your diet after surgery could lead to a dangerous and uncomfortable condition known as dumping syndrome. Symptoms of dumping syndrome include severe stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, fatigue, dizziness or light-headedness and a rapid heart rate. You need to pay close attention to food labels to make sure that you do not consume more than 10 grams of sugar or fat at one time.

A good example of a recipe that has low sugar and fat and high protein is chicken casserole at just over 3 grams of sugar per serving and 21 grams of protein. To make it, you need to cut a piece of boneless chicken breast into several sections. Next, add cream of chicken soup and three cups of pasta blend. To that, add one cup of shredded cheese, 3/4 of a cup of water, seasoning and a can of mushrooms. With the ingredients combined into a baking dish, place them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.