Eating at home is typically the healthiest choice for dieters and post-bariatric patients, especially if you take the time to meal plan. However, eating out can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. Dining out is a way for us to celebrate and enjoy time with friends and family. Whether you are getting take-out to save time during a busy week, or having a night out for a special occasion, our healthy eating tips will enable you to enjoy yourself while maintaining your commitment to a healthier lifestyle.
Yes! For many bariatric patients, part of the decision to have weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, was to enable them to live a happier, more active lifestyle. You may want to avoid eating out in the first several weeks after surgery, when it is very important to follow your doctor’s liquid and soft food diet instructions. But long-term, you don’t have to miss out on outings with friends and family because you’re following a healthy diet. You just need some guidelines to make smart choices when eating out.
If you have any questions about life after weight loss surgery, we’re here to help. Contact DFW Bariatric Institute in Colleyville, Fisco, or Rockwall, Texas.