How To Restart Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass


In this article, you will learn how to restart weight loss after gastric bypass using pouch reset, a similar version to gastric bypass diet

Your stomach is a fantastic organ of your body as it stores a large amount of food even it hasn’t the space to adjust. It contracts and expands to hold more food and then gets back to normal when the food is pushed into the digestive tract. 

Thanks to the rugae tissues, which help in the contraction and expansion of it. You can eat more, and when you feel your stomach fuller, you will stop eating. Because a stage comes when your stomach says it cannot accommodate more. [1]

There is a theory that when someone overeats food, the tissue of the stomach gets stretched, and with frequent eating, it attains that shape and does not return to its original position. So, you feel hungrier because your stomach is expanded and needs more food. 

Pouch Reset

One of the way to learn how to restart weight loss after gastric bypass is going through pouch reset stages. Pouch reset is a tool to help in this case, to return the tissues into the original position. And that’s you must lower your food intake. You can do a pouch reset with the help of your bariatric surgeon and dietitian. The pouch reset does the same as the post-surgery diet.

A gastric bypass diet consists typically of 4-5 stages, which remains for 8-10 weeks. The pouch reset works as the gastric bypass diet, but it remains for 8-10 days. 

Take the advice of your bariatric surgeon before proceeding pouch reset as you will limit your food intake. 

Following are the pouch reset stages to follow your gastric bypass to weight loss. 

Day 1 (Clear Liquids)

  • Water
  • Broth
  • Jell-O must be sugar-free
  • Decaf tea
  • Decaf coffee
  • Sugar-free popsicles
  • Sugar-free drinks – carbonated free

Day 2 and 3 (Full Liquids)

  • Protein powder mix with sugar free non-carbonated clear liquid
  • Sugar free pudding
  • Soup with soft noodles
  • Non-fat yogurt
  • Carnation instant breakfast-must be sugar free
  • Think-creamed soup
  • Sugar-free sorbet
  • Diluted no-sugar added juice
  • Sugar-free, fat-free ice cream
  • Thinned applesauce

4-6 oz of a full liquid should contain:

  • Sugar must be less than 10 grams
  • Fat must be less than 10 grams
  • Protein must be at least 10 grams

You can check out how to prepare full liquid diet below.

Day 4,5 and 6 (Pureed Food)

  • Almond milk/coconut milk
  • Hummus
  • Cottage cheese with low-fat
  • Soft cereals
  • Soups
  • Scrambles eggs
  • Avoid meat

Day 7, 8 and 9 (Soft Food)

  • Soft cereals
  • Soft vegetables
  • Soft cheeses
  • Ground chicken or beef
  • Soups
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Soft steamed fish
  • Canned tuna and salmon
  • Mashed fruit: Avocados, bananas and canned fruit

Day 10 and beyond (Healthy Foods)

  • Consult you surgeon for nutrients
  • Consume Liquids 30 minutes before every meal and 30 minutes after meals
  • Eat slowly and chew well
  • Eat fruits
  • Avoid sugar and nutrient which has no carbs such as pasta
  • Tract your daily routine of eating. 


Make sure you avoid solid food and rely on soft foods throughout the process of pouch reset. Track what you are eating every day. You can use the Baritastic app to track it. It will also provide informative tips to follow after weight loss surgery.

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In Summary

How To Restart Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass?

u003cstrongu003ePouch reset u003c/strongu003ehelps you to return the tissues into the original position. Along with pouch reset stages, it takes for 8-10 days from drinking clear and full liquids, eating pureed, soft and healthy foods.