Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet
Since the way your body handles and digests food will change dramatically, your surgeon will place you on a post-bariatric surgery diet.
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 have available to you some helpful information sheets. Stick them on your fridge or keep them accessible for easy access.
For more information about a post-bariatric surgery diet, or to get one of our helpful information sheets call us at 559.324.4815 or complete our contact form.