What is the pre-op diet for bariatric surgery?

2020-02-07 by No Comments

What is the pre-op diet for bariatric surgery?

The pre-op diet largely consists of protein shakes and other high-protein, low-calorie foods that are easy to digest. Protein helps bolster and protect muscle tissue. This can help your body burn fat instead of muscle for fuel. Protein also helps keep your body strong, which can speed up recovery.

How much weight can you lose on a pre-op bariatric diet?

Typically, most patients will lose around 10 to 15 pounds while on the pre-op diet. It helps to jump-start your future diet and lifestyle as you get used to eating more low carbohydrates, fat, and calories and high in protein, vitamins, and nutrients.

Does a liquid diet shrink your liver?

The aim of this diet is to be low in carbohydrate and fat. Following this diet achieves changes to the liver, it ‘shrinks’ in size and softens, making it easier to move during surgery.

Can you eat peanut butter on puréed diet?

Peanut butter (or other nut butters) is smooth enough to include on a puréed diet, but use caution with if you have any swallowing problems, given its thickness.

What should I eat after bariatric surgery at UCSF?

If you are experiencing trouble following the guidelines, please contact UCSF Bariatric Surgery at (415) 353-2161. Our staff is here to help you. Eat balanced meals with small portions. Follow a diet low in calories, fats and sweets. Keep a daily record of your food portions and of your calorie and protein intake.

When to start a liquid diet after bariatric surgery?

Diet Progression After Bariatric Surgery Immediately following surgery, you will begin with a clear liquid diet. You may gradually start adding thicker liquids to your diet after you are discharged from the hospital. Two weeks following surgery, you may progress to blended and puréed foods.

What are the best recipes for bariatric diets?

DIRECTIONS: In your smallest pan, gently warm peanut butter, yogurt, 3 tbsp water, sweet chili and soy sauce until melted together into a smooth sauce. Set aside and allow to cool. Mix the spring onions and chicken into the sauce and season. Chill until the party.

When to cut down slider foods after bariatric surgery?

These so-called ‘slider’ foods help in the early days but can mean that you are able to digest more at a later stage just when you are looking for ‘satiety’ and don’t want foods to pass through the stomach or pouch too quickly. Gradually cut down on them as you progress from week to week.