There are no foods which you should totally avoid after your surgery. To begin with, you will need more calories and protein in your diet to help you recover. You should also avoid alcohol and fizzy drinks for a few weeks.
Some people find that they can’t manage big portions after surgery, or feel full more quickly. Eating small amounts often can help with this. Try having three small meals and three snacks a day.
You may also find that some foods don’t taste the same. Taste can take some weeks to return to normal after surgery. We have tips on dealing with a loss of appetite and taste changes.
Speak to your doctor if you have any problems with your mouth after surgery. They can check for a mouth infection, such as oral thrush. Oral thrush causes white spots on your tongue, reduces your appetite and causes a sore mouth. It is common after surgery, but is normally easy to treat.
Gentle physical activity can help with your recovery. Speak to the physiotherapists at the hospital for more advice on this.