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What Should I Do After Bariatric Surgery?

Congratulations, you have finally undergone your weight loss surgery and are excited about your results! But, you may be wondering “what should I do after bariatric surgery?”

What you do after bariatric surgery is incredibly important to help you maintain your weight loss results for a healthier, happier you.

Bariatric Surgery Nutrition

Your dietician will be your best resource to discuss the best diet following your surgery

In some cases, patients may need to be on a liquid diet for a while.

Fluids will be important in these first few months along with daily supplements to include a multivitamin, vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and B12.


Depending on your body’s response to the surgery most patients require 60-80g of protein each day.

Protein should be consumed at every meal and snack during your day.


It is wise to avoid caffeine consumption for a month or so after your surgery while your stomach is more sensitive.

Your doctor will be a good resource to determine when you can begin to reintroduce caffeine back into your diet.


Fluids are crucial to avoid dehydration.

Generally speaking, 64 ounces of fluid is a good goal.

The easiest way to ensure that you are drinking enough is if you are producing clear or light-colored urine five to ten times throughout the day.

If you are experiencing dizziness when sitting or standing this is a sign of dehydration.


Exercise is vital to maintain your results.

Current exercise recommendations suggest 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

This can include activities such as jogging, walking, swimming, or fitness machines.

What Should I Do After Bariatric Surgery?

At Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists, we are dedicated to before, during, and after your weight loss surgery for successful, lifelong weight loss.

Call us today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team, 540-347-2805.

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