October 25, 2017 - by - in Nutrition

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Taking control of your health is an achievement. After weight loss surgery, the journey continues. Living your healthiest life takes commitment — but, the reward for all of your hard work pays off with how amazing you feel as you embark upon your new life adventure.

During the first year after bariatric surgery, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery says most patients experience a weaker appetite that is easier to satisfy than before surgery. Naturally, this isn’t the green light to make unhealthy choices. In fact, the best long-term results come from sticking with a healthy eating plan. If you like to snack, listen up! Choose healthy options that benefit your body and leave you satisfied.

A note about post-op diet restrictions

If you’ve just had bariatric surgery, there are diet restrictions to keep in mind depending where you are in the healing process. In a recent post about lifestyle changes after weight loss surgery, we covered the different post-op phases and what you can eat during those times.

  • Week 1: Liquid diet of water and broth.
  • Weeks 2-4: Continue liquid diet. Can include smoothies and pureed meals.
  • Weeks 4-6: Can thicken meals as long as they are pureed. No solid foods.
  • Weeks 6-8: Begin slow transition to solid foods.

Taking baby steps is critical to your overall success. Here is a list of healthy low-calorie snacks you can introduce slowly into your routine around week 6 as you can transition to solid foods:

25 low-calorie bariatric surgery friendly snacks that are totally yummy

25 Yummy Low-Calorie Snacks to Enjoy After Weight Loss Surgery

* Serving size, calories, and fiber amounts calculated on Calorie King.

  1. 10 Baby Carrots with 2 Tablespoons Sabra Classic Hummus
    Calories: 105
    Grams Fiber: 2.8
  2. 1 Cup Celery with 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Almond Butter
    Calories: 115
    Grams Fiber: 2.2
  3. 1 Cup Avocado on 1 Slice Pepperidge Farm 100% Whole Grain Toast
    Calories: 344
    Grams Fiber: 12.8
  4. 1 Large Pear with Skin
    Calories: 133
    Grams Fiber: 7.1
  5. 1 Cup Apples with Skin with 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Cashew Butter
    Calories: 151
    Grams Fiber: 2.9
  6. ¼ Cup Eden Wild Hand Harvested Dried Blueberries
    Calories: 150
    Grams Fiber: 5
  7. 1 oz. Raw Almonds
    Calories: 164
    Grams Fiber: 3.3
  8. 1 oz. English Walnuts
    Calories: 185
    Grams Fiber: 1.9
  9. 20 Pieces Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals Four Cheese Italian Herbs Crisps
    Calories: 140
    Grams Fiber: 1
  10. 1 Cup Raw Raspberries
    Calories: 64
    Grams Fiber: 8
  11. 1 Pint Jamba Juice Fruit & Veggie, Apple ‘n Greens Smoothie
    Calories: 233
    Grams Fiber: 3.6
  12. 1 Pint Jamba Juice Make It Light, Caribbean Passion Smoothie
    Calories: 153
    Grams Fiber: 2.2
  13. 1 Cup Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt with Honey
    Calories: 257
    Grams Fiber: 0
  14. 4 Large Raw Figs
    Calories: 189
    Grams Fiber: 7.4
  15. 1 Cup Raw Mango
    Calories: 99
    Grams Fiber: 2.6
  16. 1 Cup Raw Apricot Slices
    Calories: 79
    Grams Fiber: 3.3
  17. 2 Cups Air-Popped Popcorn
    Calories: 62
    Grams Fiber: 2.3
  18. 2 Slices Turkey Pastrami Wrapped Around 2 Dill Pickle Spears
    Calories: 78
    Grams Fiber: 0.8
  19. 2 Large Hard-Boiled Eggs
    Calories: 34
    Grams Fiber: 0
  20. 5 Castella Spanish Green Olives, Manzanilla, Stuffed w. Pimento
    Calories: 25
    Grams Fiber: 0
  21. 1 Piece Dark Chocolate, 70-85% Cocoa
    Calories: 170
    Grams Fiber: 3.1
  22. 4 Tablespoons Baba Ghanouj with 10 Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips
    Calories: 350
    Grams Fiber: 1
  23. 4 Tablespoons Guacamole with 14 Tostitos Baked Tortilla Chips
    Calories: 220
    Grams Fiber: 2
  24. 1 Fruit-filled Nonfat Granola Bar
    Calories: 97
    Grams Fiber: 2.1
  25. 1 Medium Banana with 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Peanut Butter
    Calories: 199
    Grams Fiber: 4.1

Looking to get weight loss surgery in the Los Angeles Area?

We can help. Our doctor is passionate about helping people create healthier, more fulfilling lives, and our office staff is knowledgeable and friendly. If you have questions about bariatric surgery or wish to schedule a consultation, contact Soma Weight Loss.


Ami Soma

Ami has served as the patient coordinator for Soma Weight Loss for over five years, and is responsible for calling new patients, discussing procedures and scheduling consultations and follow-ups. She assists patients with setting up financing for their procedures and advises patients on their non-surgical weight loss options.