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Although unwanted weight loss is a common problem before and immediately following surgery, long-term many people find that they gain too much weight and may decide to cut down. Sensible dieting or healthy eating will not harm your stoma but it is advisable to seek medical advice before you begin. It is important to avoid crash and fad diets and never to skip meals as this may result in loose watery output for those with ileostomies. It is also important not to reduce your fluid intake but liquid only diets are not recommended. The best way to lose weight is by reducing your intake of sugary foods, fatty foods and alcohol and by increasing your exercise levels - especially walking. Aim for a slow but steady weight loss of no more than 1kg a week.

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