5 TIPS TO PREVENT STOMACH STRETCHING AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS
One of the most frequently asked question before gastric bypass surgery is, “Will my stomach stretch after bypass surgery ? ” And yes its very important question. Our stomachs have the amazing ability to stretch and expand as a result of our food intake. When your stomach gets stretched, your stomach’s hunger signals get skewed. You’ve essentially tricked your stomach into thinking that it needs more and more food. Instead of waiting until your stomach is empty and you need nourishment, your stomach starts sending the signal of hunger when its still half-full – because that is when you’ve been feeding it. Both of these quickly lead to weight regain. So how to prevent that ?
The most important is the serving size. The food is not your enemy. The key to success is moderation. That means that you shouldn’t eliminate everything good from your diet. If you do, you will probably end up cheating and then binging. Instead of totally limiting every aspect of your diet, give yourself a reward once a week with a special treat limited in size. But do not go out and eat a large meal – regardless of the type of food.