Whilst we don't currently have a program specific for gastric sleeve or bypass, the program is very flexible being primarily based off food groups and wholefoods.
You are provided with a set amount of food units each day to meet. The portion sizes are not small portions as they encourage a variety of foods from all food groups each day, however there are ways to manage this with a gastric sleeve.
Firstly, food units are serves of food per food group, e.g. 2 serves fruit a day. Your meal plan provides you with the amount of food suitable to meet those food units each day with 3 meals and snacks each day.
Our top tip would be to know your tolerance and how much food you can eat, don't push yourself where you cannot eat any more and know the limit. We would encourage that you break the meals into smaller portions and spread throughout the day. So instead of 3 larger meals in 1 day, maybe half each having 6 smaller meals, spreading the consumption of those throughout the day if you can.
You could also focus on a few food groups over others, e.g. your protein (meat/meat alternatives), your dairy and another food group first, instead of trying to eat them all at first. If on the program we would encourage getting a dietitian session where the dietitian can assist you in breaking down the program and helping you structure it with the food portions that would work for you.
The program is based on food groups as previously mentioned, as long as you eat the food units each day you don't need to follow the recipes. E.g. there are 3 recommend dairy units each day, 2 fruit units, 3 breads and cereals units. You may get a breakfast smoothie as a meal that has fruit, oats, milk etc. in it, if that is too much you could simply have a latte, a small piece of fruit and say some rice crackers or toast throughout the morning. You're not having that meal, but you're still eating from those food groups.
If you do have any specific dietary concerns we recommend you visit your GP.
If you have further questions please let us know.