It’s pretty important for everyone considering or who has had WLS to read food labels. Pre-Ops should be choosing foods using the Rule of 5 so they are prepared for picking the right foods after surgery. Post-ops need to always choose foods that have 5 or less grams of sugar and 5 or less grams of fat. To do otherwise will probably result in “Dumping” as well as setting up the patient for using weight gaining foods.
Here’s a picture of a typical food label with highlighted areas explaining what to look for:
Remember. The serving size is critical. If the label says the nutritional info is for 1/2 of a cup, if you eat a pint, you’re in serious trouble. If you want to practise reading labels, go here. Just click on any food link and it will take to your it’s food label.