Designed Exclusively for Post Surgical Bariatric Patients
Bariatric Surgery Diet
Providing information on the stages of a diet after bariatric surgery in the five weeks immediately after surgery.
Diet after bariatric surgery must be carefully followed for the rest of your life in order to maximize the success of your weight loss goals. Protein bariatric diet supplements must be taken after surgery to ensure proper post-operative nutrition. Daily multivitamins and mineral supplements are essential for proper nutrition for the rest of your life. A post-operative bariatric diet is separated into five weeks. Below is an appropriate diet after bariatric surgery:
Bariatric Surgery Diet - Week 1
Clear liquids should be taken one to two days after the inital surgery. Consuming clear liquids one to two days after surgery will keep you hydrated during this initial period. Aim for 50-65 oz. per day. Listed below are acceptable clear liquids to take during week 1:
Bariatric Surgery Diet - Week 2
Skim or 1% milk, smooth yogurt without fruit pieces, and high protein drinks can now be consumed. 50-65 oz of clear fluid per day, and aim for 35-40 grams of protein per day.
Eating semi-solid food or solid diet too early after surgery may lead to complications including: obstruction and vomiting. Bariatric patients must not eat solid foods during the first two weeks after bariatric surgery. Listed below are acceptable liquids to take during week 2: