Since the way your body handles and digests food will change dramatically, you will be put on a strict diet by your surgeon.
Below is a typical post-surgery diet:
- 1-3 days after surgery: Clear liquids only (broth, diet gelatin, decaf tea, etc.)
- 4-14 days: Full liquids (skim milk, condensed cream soups, protein drinks, etc.)
- Weeks 3-6: Soft and blended diet (soft meats, eggs, low-fat dairy, mashed potatoes, etc.)
- Week 6 and on: Low fat, low sugar, and low calorie solid foods
Note: Your surgeon will advise you on the specific diet required
Once you’re back on solid foods, it’s imperative that you maintain healthy eating habits. We’ve created a few helpful and printable information sheets to help you below. Stick them on your fridge or keep them accessible for easy access.