Nausea and vomiting are the most commonly reported side effects after weight-loss surgery and are usually due to how you eat versus what you eat. There are several things you can do after bariatric surgery to try to prevent nausea and vomiting and it’s actually a good idea to start practicing these habits before surgery just to make it easier for you to follow these tips post-op.
1. Follow your doctors and dietitians’ recommendations closely.
Make sure you follow your dieticians plan for slowly re-introducing solid food back into your diet. A sample meal plan after surgery looks something like this:
Post-op Week 1: full-liquid diet
Post-op Weeks 2 – 4: pureed diet
Post-op Weeks 5 – 8: soft diet
Post-op Week 9+: regular diet
Although you may want to skip through the less appetizing liquid, pureed, and soft diets, trying to advance your diet too quickly can lead to cases of nausea and vomiting.