Good nutrition and consistent exercise are great partners for patients who want long-term weight loss surgery success. After surgery, stomach capacity is limited, so choosing pre & post-workout nutrition wisely is essential. Experts recommend eating 2 hours before a workout, emphasizing a small meal of protein and carbohydrates. It’s important to recover and refuel after your workout.
Egg white omelet with vegetables
Chicken breast with yams or asparagus
Greek yogurt with berries
Open-faced turkey sandwich, made with high protein pita or bread, and vegetables
Most experts agree on eating a recovery snack within 30-60 minutes after a workout:
Protein shake mixed with fresh or frozen fruit
Tuna salad on whole grain crackers
Peanut butter or cheese with apple slices
Hummus with high protein pita bread
And remember to hydrate! Drinking enough water can be a challenge for some after weight loss surgery, but don’t wait until you’re thirsty. By that time your body is already dehydrated. So keep on sipping!
References: livestrong.com, WebMd.com, mayoclinic.com