Tips for Success

I found these tips for success from Losing the Fluff and they are very helpful. Enjoy :)

  1. Eat only small meals (four to six ounces = 1/2 to 3/4 cup) 3 times a day
  2. Cut food into small, dime-size bites. Eat only one bite at a time. Chew thoroughly and swallow carefully.
  3. Stop eating as soon as you feel full. Just because you can eat more, doesn't mean you should!
  4. Do not drink while eating. Stop 30mins prior and no liquids for an hour after.
  5. Eat only quality, nutritious foods. Remember protein first!
  6. Avoid white, starchy foods and fibrous foods with stalks
  7. Drink plenty of fluids during the day (eight 8oz glasses) unless contraindicated due to a medical condition
  8. Drink only low-calorie liquids, try to avoid carbonated stuff.
  9. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, unless contraindicated due to a medical condition
  10. Call your surgeon, nurse practitioner, or provider if you have any problems, questions, concerns, vomiting, or are unable to keep down liquids.

    These are general guidelines, but each patient is unique. Speak with your doctor or nurse practitioner if you have questions or are struggling with any of these guidelines.