Do special foods need to be purchased after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?
Yes, at first you may need to have a protein supplement to help with recovery and healing. Adequate protein (60 to 70 grams per day for women and 70 to 80 grams per day for men) helps maintain lean body mass during quick weight loss and helps prevent hair loss. Protein powders may be purchased at your local supermarket, drug store, health food store, or on-line. The dietitians can provide suggestions.