After you have your Bariatric Procedure at Pompeii Surgical, you will have to reintroduce food to your system slowly. Your portion sizes will be much smaller than they were before as well, due to the new size of your stomach and not wanting to encounter any stretching of the stomach. In order to reach your health and weight goals, the smaller portion sizes will help you lose weight quickly. It is essential to eat a variety of different foods that have nutritional value so that you are getting everything that your body needs to be healthy.
We at Pompeii Surgical are hoping to provide you with all the tools you need to help your recovery go smoothly, and to continue to be with you on your journey as you reach your new health goals. We are hoping with this section to be able to provide you with some recipes for you to try out that have been selected carefully by us, and some recommended by our patients who have personally tried them out.
We know how overwhelming the aftermath of this surgery can be, and the lifestyle change can be intimidating. We hope to make it easier and a little fun by helping out in any way we can. Rest assured that over time, this new way of eating and viewing food will become a part of your everyday routine.
It is important to eat balanced meals with small portions, follow a low-calorie diet, eat slowly, and chew your food thoroughly so your body can process it. It is helpful to keep a daily record of food portions. After surgery, it is also very imperative to drink extra water in between meals to avoid dehydration.
Do not hesitate to reach out to Pompeii Surgical with any concerns about diet or anything pertaining to your health after surgery.
Prep time: 25 minutes
1 pound medium raw shrimp
• 1 cup lime juice (approximately 5 fresh limes)
• 4 medium tomatoes (Roma or Italian), diced OR 8 ounces canned, diced tomatoes
• 1 small red onion, peeled, finely chopped (approximately ¾ cup chopped)
• 1 bunch cilantro, stemmed and finely chopped
• 2 serrano chili peppers, ribs and seeds removed, minced (optional)
Tip: For a mild option, try half of a medium green bell pepper.
- In a bowl, combine shrimp and lime juice.
- Cover and marinate for about 10 to 15 minutes or until color changes to pink. Do not marinate too long, as the shrimp will "overcook" and toughen.
- Add onions, tomatoes, chili peppers and cilantro.
- Gently stir to combine.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Serve cold.
Serving size: 4 ounces
Fat: 1 gram
Cholesterol: 220 milligrams
Sodium: 265 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
Dietary Fiber: 2 grams
Sugar: 5 grams
Protein: 25 grams
Recipe can be found on www.froedtert.com