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#108 Bariatric Surgery and Covid: 5 Nutrition Strategies to Help You Recover

August 03, 2022

You’ve had weight loss surgery and now you have Covid. What should you eat and drink? How does Covid affect your bariatric diet? Nutrition can play a definite roll in your recovery, support your immune system and have an anti-inflammatory effect but you want to be smart in how you care for yourself. I’ll share 5 nutrition strategies in this episode of the Bariatric Surgery Success podcast.

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If you’ve recently had surgery and are nauseated, vomiting, have diarrhea, short of breath…all factors that can affect what you eat and when, please check in with your health care team. See if they have someone on call to discuss your symptoms and how to manage them. Regardless of how far out you are from surgery, never hesitate to contact your health care provider if you have symptoms and know you need answers and care.

5 strategies discussed in this episode:

  1. Foods for immune support and anti-inflammatory benefits
  2. When to have full liquids and soft foods; what about protein
  3. Eating with a sore throat or shortness of breath
  4. Coping with changes in taste and smell
  5. What to do if food taste bitter or metallic