Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Gastric Bypass surgery is also known as Bariatric Surgery or weight-loss surgery. It is a surgical procedure that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.
Victoria
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Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Victoria » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:29 pm

If you're getting ready to have weight loss surgery, you're probably looking ahead to the results.

You can expect to lose a lot of weight. If you have a weight-related medical condition, like type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, those conditions may improve. And almost all people who get weight loss surgery -- 95% -- say their quality of life improves, too.

You'll want to get ready for the recovery and know what you'll need to do to make the changes last.

How Much Weight Will You Lose?

Ask your doctor exactly what you can expect. It may depend, in part, on what you weigh now and the type of surgery you get.

Although gastric banding is one option, sleeve gastrectomy is becoming more popular. People who get sleeve gastrectomy lose about 40% of extra weight.

On average, people lose 60% of their extra weight after gastric bypass surgery.

What Will the Recovery Be Like?

Most gastric bypass surgery is laparoscopic, which means the surgeon makes small cuts. That makes for shorter recovery time.

Most people stay in the hospital 2 to 3 days, and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks.

If the surgery must be "open," meaning the surgeon has to make a larger cut, healing takes longer.

Gastric Bypass Recovery Compared to Other Procedures

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) states that the gastric bypass “is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery and is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure worldwide.” The advantages of the procedure include the significant long-term weight loss of 60 to 80% of the excess weigh loss. However, both the sleeve gastrectomy and biliopancreatic are more effective in achieving and maintaining weight loss. It may also lead to conditions that increase energy expenditure, and produces favorable changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite and enhance satiety.

In addition to weight loss after the surgery, gastric bypass also has a typical maintenance of more than 50% excess weight loss, which is similar to a sleeve gastrectomy but superior to an adjustable gastric band. However, since it is a surgery more complex than the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric band, it has higher complication rates, but lower than the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Patients may experience long-term vitamin or mineral deficiencies particularly deficits in vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and folate. In addition, it has average longer hospital stays than a gastric banding, but less prolonged than a sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion. All of the procedures require adherence to lifestyle alterations, and follow-up compliance.

How long do you have to take off work after gastric bypass?
After surgery, most patients return to work in one or two weeks. You will have low energy for a while after surgery and may need to have some half days, or work every other day for your first week back. Your surgeon will give you clear instructions.

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Aria » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:49 pm

I tried diet. I restricted myself to 1500 calories a day. After a year, I didn't lose a pound.

I added exorcize to the dietary restriction. 30 minutes every morning for six months. Jumping jacks, climbing stairs, running for 30 minutes every morning. I didn't lose a pound. In fact, I gained five after starting to exorcize.

The only thing that finally worked was ketosis. I starved my self with only 500 calories per day. After a year I lost 30 lbs.

Now I am at 175, but if I eat even a single meal at a restaurant I gain 2 - 3 lbs.

It takes me a week in ketosis to get back to 175.

Normally I eat celery, pickles, salad -no dressing, tomatoes, thinly sliced beef -17 calories each.

Whenever I get hungry, I fill up on these.

Please, somebody, tell me if those foods are contributing to my weight gain. Can I eat as much as I want of these foods? Or these foods problem too. I am very frustrated at this point. If I eat anything else, I gain weight. It is a massive struggle for me to stay at 175

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Unread post by Penelope » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:06 pm

firstly eating only 500 calories per day on a long term basis is killing your metabolism. keto is a lifestyle and not a quick fix diet, it is not a super low calorie diet.

to try and work out what you need to be doing more info is needed.

Age ?
Bodyfat %
height if bodyfat % is not known
What are your current macros (protein, fat, carbs) in grams

What foods and drinks are you usually consuming ?

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Aria » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:13 pm

Penelope wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:06 pm
firstly eating only 500 calories per day on a long term basis is killing your metabolism. keto is a lifestyle and not a quick fix diet, it is not a super low calorie diet.

to try and work out what you need to be doing more info is needed.

Age ?
Bodyfat %
height if bodyfat % is not known
What are your current macros (protein, fat, carbs) in grams

What foods and drinks are you usually consuming ?
I am 51
5'10"
I have type II diabetis which I control with insulin once a day
I drink water only
a typical day consists of 4 oz meat 16 oz vegetables no bread
thats 120 grams and 480 grams

If you need to know anything else, I'd be glad to share or if I didn't understand something

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Penelope » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:18 pm

without bodyfat information I can only go of BMI which indicates you are at the top end of normal weight for your height

by macros I meant the quantity of protein, fat and carbs you are consuming not the scale weight of the food however if I assume lean beef for your meat then you are eating roughly 31 grams of protein which is to low and definitely to low for a keto diet.

your vegetables are much harder to estimate the macro breakdown, I would suggest you need to start tracking your food in one of the many online tracking apps which will give you the numbers for the food your actually eating (not just calories)

many endocrinologists suggest a keto diet for diabetes so you are on the right track there however some vegetables can still spike your blood sugar a lot. remember, to be in ketosis for most people you need to be eating under 20-50 grams of net carbs per day, so veg should be mostly high fibre.

restaurant meals often have lots of yummy carb loaded sauces as part of the meal, these carbs will not only take you out of ketosis they will make your body hold onto more fluid, so the meal you ate at a restaurant may not have made you gain fat, just water weight which will be dropped again quickly once returning to keto. A little care in choosing what to order when eating out will solve this problem.

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Evelyn » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Try incorporating these foods to increase your metabolism such as chili peppers, whole grains, egg whites, lentils, green, grapefruit, lemons, and spinach. These foods will boost your metabolism and heat your body temperature thus helping you burn off fat more efficiently. Also, try incorporating HIIT cardio such as walk and sprint, jog and sprint, and infinite burpees.

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Camila » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:39 am

Could it be that you gain a lot of water weight after a restaurant meal due to your general low sodium diet? Gaining weight when starting to exercise due to muscle and blood volume (I know, no one like hear that). Secondly, you should have a chat with your GP. Maybe he can refer you to a nutritionist who can define your macro necessities. Also, I know a friend with insulin resistance had problems losing weight due to the insulin basically blocking the fat after dieting a lot.

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Riley » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:59 pm

Hi
be mercy with my poor english.
If you want you can write what you eat and I will count micro and macro nutrients so you will more aware of your diet.
Please try to write the weight of what you eat, when and if you eat something that you cook or if you eat at restaurants.
Don't miss seasoning.
I hope that I will help you.
Bye
Riley

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Layla Smith » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:03 pm

Get yourself tested for diabetes.
Your metabolism may be slow, in that case you need to eat smaller but frequent meals.
Check your calorie intake carefully, remember that fruit juices contain carbs even though it's mentioned that there's no added sugar

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Re: Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Unread post by Nora Jones » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:33 pm

I was kinda in the same boat, type 2 diabetes, although no insulin. If you can do it, and it sounds like you can, try intermittent fasting. The basic idea is to restrict your eating to 5 - 8 hours a day. Not so much what you eat as when you eat. I have been loosing weight steady on this plan. It gives your body time to digest the food, use it for energy, then starts burning fat when it runs out of food energy. My day is like this: Wake up, have a cup of green tea and 1 cup of coffee. Down to my workout room for 30 mins cardio, stretching, 75 ab reps, lift weights (upper body 1 day, lower body next day, then a day off of lifting, off to work. Home for lunch approx. 12 noon, eat for the 1st time that day. Back to work, home by 6pm eat before 8pm...done eating until 12 noon the next day. At least for me, this has been working really well. If you get a hunger pang, drink a glass of water. For your 16 hours of not eating, nothing over 10 calories. I would suggest searching "Ted talks" for info on "intermittent fasting" and/or the "fast 5 diet". Personally, I think I have found the secret, I'm 67 years old, feel great, sleep great, plenty of energy, I don't see myself ever changing back from this program, probably just adding a few calories to maintain my weight (now that I've hit my goal). 5'11" 175 lbs 32" waist, on the path to fitness, got a ways to go on that front, but I can see it from where I'm standing.

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