A gastric bypass surgery patient must undergo a series of diet phases to see how the stomach tolerates the food that goes in it. A gastric bypass diet is set into motion to help this patient lose weight, and to help him or her become accustomed to eating smaller amounts of food. If you do not follow the set diet properly, you will experience gastric bypass side effects that may cause serious complications and give you a lot of pain.
Nausea and Vomiting: Your cravings and desire to eat the foods that are not recommended in the diet may overwhelm you. You might be tempted to reach out for that cake or that fizzy drink. However, eating too much sweets may cause you to vomit excessively and may lead to dehydration and a complication called dumping syndrome. This happens when food that you aren’t supposed to be eating yet pass through your stomach to quickly.
Overeating: This is caused by eating too much and not having control over what you eat. Your new stomach can only hold a small amount of food. You cannot eat too much for your stomach will come apart. This may also cause weight gain. Too much calorie intake may even increase your weight and create more complications.
Dehydration: The first phase of the gastric bypass diet tells you to drink minimal amounts of fluids. Sometimes people don’t drink enough fluids throughout the day, and they become dehydrated. Even though you can’t drink more than 3 to 4 ounces at a time, it is important that you take sips of water throughout the day.
The post gastric bypass diet was formulated to introduce you to a new way of eating. It also serves to complement the gastric bypass surgery. Your journey to losing weight does not just stop when you had the surgery. After the surgery, you will be introduced to a new eating regimen that will compensate your new and smaller stomach. The diet, together with the surgery, as well as your commitment will ensure the success of your desired goal.