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10 Point Plan

  1. Do not drink liquids within 30 minutes of meals.
  2. Eat three small, protein-focussed meals per day at regular times, sitting at a table.
  3. Stop eating when feeling full or if feeling discomfort.
  4. Always cut food into small pieces, eat slowly and chew food very well savouring your food. Use a teaspoon.
  5. Concentrate on eating protein-rich foods such as fish and seafood, cheese, eggs and poultry. Eat protein foods first before any other food.
  6. Do not snack between meals.
  7. Avoid very sweet food, (lollies, chocolate, and high-sugar drinks), or very rich or highly processed food to prevent the unpleasant effects of dumping syndrome.
  8. Sip liquids slowly, drinking at least half a cup every hour between meals to avoid dehydration.
  9. Minimise alcohol intake as it is high in calories; may cause an ulcer; and the effects may be felt much more quickly. It also tends to lead to eating foods that are less healthy.
  10. Take a multivitamin iron and calcium supplement daily, and have regular B12 supplements.

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Obesity surgery permanently changes how you can eat and it’s a process that needs to be carefully managed.