How the expansion of the stomach?

4 months ago sleeve gastrectomy surgery Now I do not know good eating How the expansion of the stomach?

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How to eat after a bariatric surgery

Hello dear, thanks for your question. You can stretch your stomach after gastric sleeve surgery. The inside of your stomach is linee with rugae. These are folds of tissue that expand and contract in relation to the amount of food that enters your stomach.

When they expand, your stomach sends a signal to your brain that you are full. When they contract, they push the food into your intestines for further processing. Once the stomach is empty, a hormone called ghrelin is released that triggers hunger again.
Below are a few tips to reduce the risk of stretching your stomach.
  • Drink water an hour before and an hour after you eat. This gives your body time to digest the food and make room for fluids and vice versa. Don’t eat and drink at the same time.
  • Don’t drink carbonated beverages. The carbonation can put unneeded pressure on your stomach.
  • Eat small, healthy snacks if you get hungry in-between meals.
  • Plan your meals. Focus on small portions of nutrient dense foods. Nutrient dense foods keep you full longer and give you the nutrients that you need.
Remember, if you overeat once, you haven’t ruined your new stomach. Get back on track as quickly as possible.
Good luck!

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