Mayoclinic Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Diet and Eating Plans


Doctors and nutritionists may vary in terms of what kind of diet plan to follow AFTER your weight loss surgery procedure, but most have the same basic idea.

Follow your particular instructions of course, but here are some plans from other Bariatric Surgeons and nutritionists when you find yourself needing a reminder or re-start.

From UCSF – Gastric Bypass Plan

In the Hospital

You’ll receive clear liquids such as diluted juices and broth as well as Jello for your first meal after surgery. These foods are high in sugar but your portions will be very small. Gradually increase the amount you drink at each meal as tolerated.

First 2 Weeks

Begin adding thicker liquids that are low in fat and sugar. The goal is to eat small portions that empty easily from your pouch. Begin with portion sizes of only 1 tablespoon and increase to 2 tablespoons as tolerated.

Begin drinking 1/4 cup of liquids at a time and increase to a 1/2 cup as tolerated. Daily calorie intake should not be more than 400 calories a day. Focus on getting plenty of liquids — 1 to 1.5 liters per day — to stay well hydrated.

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