Benefits of Quitting Sugar after Weight Loss Surgery – Bariatric Food Source

Benefits of Quitting Sugar after Weight Loss Surgery



After weight loss surgery, one of the most harmful things you can put into your body is sugar. You have probably heard people in the bariatric community talk about how you must consume a low sugar diet after surgery, but is it really that important? Today, we are going to explore the many benefits of saying goodbye to sugar after weight loss surgery.

Sugar truly is a drug and it is so hard to give up. If you are able to push through, quitting sugar can be one of the most impactful things you can do for your health. I never realized how much damage sugar was causing me until I started paying attention. Sugar can cause you to have headaches, decreased energy, and inflammation. It might taste good, but there are so many more cons than there are pros to enjoying a nice ice cream. On top of the issues anyone experiences with sugar, weight loss surgery patients also can experience the dreaded dumping syndrome with too much sugar. This is something you do not want to experience. Your body completely rejects sugar after weight loss surgery and it is not comfortable to experience.

When you decide to give up sugar, you will start feeling better than ever. You will start experiencing more energy and it is amazing how good you will feel when you no longer have the sugar crashes. When you start choosing high protein foods, you will get a steadier flow of energy. You will also more than likely start dropping more weight. I remember when I used to diet before I had weight loss surgery, I was always so focused on fat. It turns out, sugar is the culprit of extra pounds, not necessarily fat. By getting sugar out of your diet, you will more than likely start dropping more weight. Another benefit is that you will decrease your chance of diabetes and other diseases. Sugar has been shown to cause a number of diseases, and when you get it out of your life, you truly are treating your body better. Finally, another great benefit of consuming less sugar is the increase in your mood, clarity and focus. By getting the junk out of your diet, your mind is fresher and in a better place.

There is no place for a diet high in sugar after weight loss surgery. It will make you feel sick and it will also go against any healthy lifestyle you are trying to live by after the procedure. You must be focused on high protein foods to give you the richest nutrition after surgery. Do not waste your time trying to eat desserts or candy or anything else that will not provide you any nutrition. This is a new beginning for you and it is time to let go of the addiction. Sugar is one of the hardest addictions to give up, but you can do it. There are so many amazing bariatric products out there that are high protein and low sugar that will substitute the high sugar foods you might be used to. Just remember that you do not need them any longer. You have a new life ahead of you now and there is so much more out there than making yourself feel terrible after eating too much sugar. Focus on healthy habits and do not hesitate to talk about your addiction with someone. You do not have to do this alone. It feels awful the first few days, but once you start getting it out of your system, you will feel amazing!

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  • Kimberly H.

Kimberly H.

My name is Kimberly and I am documenting my life after weight loss surgery, including being a new mom, eating healthy, working out, and trying to lose the rest of my weight. I talk about both my successes and failures from this surgery as well as other topics such as motivation, self love, and mental health. Check out my Facebook and YouTube pages!