Goals for the Pre op Liquid diet is to reduce the size of your liver, to make it easier for the surgeon during operation and to prepare you for the 2 week post op diet.
Your goals are to get adequate protein to help with healing after surgery and to build lean body mass. 60-70 grams of protein per day for women and about 70-80 grams for men.
* fluids – 48-64 oz per day initially after surgery. Increase to 64-96 oz per day after that
* start taking a Multivitamin (with iron for women)
* chewable calcium (citrate, since it is better absorbed by the body)
* Calories should be between 600-1000 calories per day in the post op stage
* Start keeping a food journal
Examples of acceptable sugar free full liquids include:
- Low fat/ sugar free yogurt/ greek yogurt
- Sugar free pops
- Sugar free pudding/ jello
- Decaf tea or coffee
- Low fat strained soups (no chunks) with added protein powder
- Crystal light/ sugar free drink mixes
- low fat/sugar Protein drinks and mixes
- Propel water/ G2 or Powerade Zero
- low fat milk (mootopia is my favorite for those of you living in Texas, low fat, lactose free and 12g of protein per 8 oz serving)
- in general I went by these rules (15g of protein or more per 8 oz serving, less than 5g of sugar, less than 5g of fat)
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Looking for recipes that would be Liquid stage friendly I remembered coming across a refried bean soup recipe one time and decided to give it a try, I modified as always to make it my own and to make it WLS friendly.
- 32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 2 16 oz cans of Fat free Refried Beans
- 1 10oz can of RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
- 1 pack frozen diced onion, celery and carrots mix 16oz
- 1 TBSP garlic and pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heat olive oil on medium on large stock pot
- Add onion, celery, and carrot to oil and saute for about 6 minutes or until onion is transparent
- Add Chicken Broth, RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies and salt
- Cover pot and simmer on Medium low for about 30 minutes or until veggies are soft
- To make this soup suitable for the liquid stage I, blend it smooth you can do it in a blender or use an emulsion blender (stick blender) to puree the soup and strain the remaining soup.
- If you would like it chunkier and suitable for the soft food or pureed diet you can leave it without straining the soup.
- Add the Fat free Refried Beans and stir until combined.
- Heat through and serve.
- *optional as with everything WLS you can add some unflavored protein powder to this soup or even add a 1/2 cup of plain non fat green yogurt for creaminess and added protein.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon removes a large portion of your stomach. The new, smaller stomach is about the size of a banana. It limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.
I am adding the stages after weightloss surgery that a patient usually adheres and goes through until healed. This may vary a little depending on YOUR surgeon and the program they follow.
I am hoping you enjoy the new layout and website. Making the change from blogger wasn’t easy, but it finally is accomplished!