In a cross-sectional pilot study, we examined eating behaviors in patients (N= 24) approximately 6 years after gastric bypass surgery. Anthropometric measures, personal interviews, and 7 days of food records were collected. A mean body mass index of 33.7±8 was reported, with 75%(18/24) sustaining a weight loss 50% or more of their excess body weight. A mean total caloric intake of 1429±411 cal was reported: 43% carbohydrate, 17% protein, and 39% fat. Subjects reported “returning to old eating habits” with a diet high in liquid calories (soda, coffee drinks, sports drinks, alcohol), sweets (chocolate, cookies), convenience foods, and fast food consumption.
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Benson-Davies, Sue; Davis, Michael L.; and Kattelmann, Kendra, "Food Preferences in Patients After Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Pilot Study Examining Eating Behaviors and Weight Maintenance" (2013). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 195.