Hello! I'm 28yo and I will have a gastric sleeve surgery in a few months. So far, my doctor didn't say anything specific about any specific diets (only general terms), but I would like to know what you recommend..also, can you tell me more about what I should expect regarding eating-habits after the surgery? Types of food and when they can be added to the diet. Thank you for your help!
What are the pre-op and post-op diet recommendations?
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Pre op and post op diet
Your pre-op diet will start 2 weeks before your surgery date. The pre-op diet is important because it helps to reduce the size of your liver prior to surgery. This makes surgery easier for your surgeon and reduces your intra-operative risas.
Your post-op diet greatly depends on how far out you are from surgery. The stages below are typical recommendations after gastric sleeve surgery. Stage 1 – The first week after surgery
- Clear liquids only. These include:
- Decaf Tea
- Sugar-free Posicles
- Full liquid diet with protein shakes.
- Soft-pureed foods. These include:
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cottage Cheese
- Soft foods.
- Boiled chicken.
- Mashed potatoes.
- Introducing real foods.
- Introduce small amounts of foods.
- Chew well and eat slowly.
- Eat 3 small meals a day.
- Eat a small, healthy, nutrient dense food as a snack if needed.
- Get your protein but don’t forget vegetables and fruit.
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