Eating Technique

Test Yourself – Are You Ready for Your Surgery?

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This module tests your knowledge of the best way to eat after bariatirc surgery

Drinking high calorie / sugary fluids improves muscle mass.


After surgery it is very important to avoid carbonated beverages such as beer, soda, and seltzer.


Stress or distractions while eating, will not cause you to forget proper eating technique or result in food intolerances.


The term “sticking” refers to a blockage of food that prevents anymore food from going into the stomach.


Your meal should take 30 minutes but taking an hour to eat your meal is acceptable.


Once the stomach is nearly full, the brain receives a signal that enough food has been eaten. It is important to take the time to recognize the feeling of satiation; lack of hunger without feeling uncomfortably full.


Techniques to help one eat slowly include using small plates and small utensils, measuring / weighing food, cutting food into very small pieces, and using a clock or timer


You may drink fluids while eating your meal.


The “Speed Limit” refers to drinking 1 ounce of fluid or eating 1 ounce of food every 5 minutes to prevent discomfort, reflux (heartburn), or possibly stretching your esophagus / stomach.


Learning proper eating techniques are necessary because your stomach is no longer able to handle the volume of food or the speed at which you use to eat before surgery.


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