Gastric Sleeve Diets
Guidelines and diets for the Gastric Sleeve
Pre-op Diet 2 Weeks Before Surgery:
In the 2 weeks prior to surgery, you will be on a liquid diet. You will begin having 3 meals per day. This diet helps prepare the digestive tract for surgery, helps shrink your liver and reduces surgical risks.
Two meals per day will be liquid protein supplements.
FWLB recommends Bariatric Advantage Meal Replacement or Premier Protein Shakes (Premier may be purchased in our office). Men may need an extra one to get enough protein. Protein (based on your current BMI) does NOT change even when you get to your goal. This will be the amount you will need forever.
3rd meal will be soup (any kind, and you may have everything that is in the soup). Campbell's, Healthy Choice, Progresso, homemade, etc. is fine, but stay away from heavy cream soups- like tomato basil from La Madeline's.
You may have any of the following:
- Low fat cottage cheese, Tofu
- Diet V-8 fusion, etc.
- Iced tea (unsweetened or use artificial sweeteners)
- Coffee (decaf only)
- Low fat creamer, Skim or 1% milk, Soy milk
- Sugar free popsicles
- Artificial sweetener
- Sugar-free drinks only (Crystal Light, G-2 gatorade, Diet Powerade, etc.)
- Sugar-free pudding
- Low fat yogurt (Greek yogurt has almost double the amount of protein per serving)
- Sugar-free Gelatin (no fruit added)
The First Week Post-Op Sleeve Diet:
The goal is to allow your stomach and esophagus to heal from the trauma of surgery, and to stay hydrated.
You will not have much of an appetite and may experience nausea for a few weeks, but it is important to drink your fluids to prevent dehydration.
THE FIRST 72 HOURS POST-OP:
Drink only clear, thin liquids:
- Tea (DECAF ONLY)
- Broth (chicken, beef, vegetable)
- Plain sugar-free Jell-O
- Sugar-free popsicles
- Sugar-free/Calorie-free drinks (NON-CARBONATED)
- Apple, grape, cranberry juice (without added sugar)
- NO COFFEE, PEPPER, ALCOHOL, PEPPERMINT
The 4th Day and Until Your 2 week Post-Op Appointment with Dietitian
If you feel ready (no nausea or vomiting), you may progress to "full liquids". These are foods that often have a milk base, or liquid that you cannot see through. They MUST be thin or thinned with water, juice or milk. Of course, you may also still have the above liquids/foods. EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE THIN AND RUNNY- thin enough to suck up through a straw or fall off your spoon. DO NOT HAVE MORE than 4 oz. at a time.
Fruits and Vegetables:
- Sauces (if you can make a smiley face in it, it is too thick). There is a variety of flavored sugar-free applesauce available on the market.
- Juice as listed above.
Protein and Dairy:
- Bariatric Advantage Meal Replacement
- Liquid Protein supplements (such as Premier Protein drinks/shakes)
- Low fat yogurt (Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein per serving)
- Sugar-free pudding
- Low fat cottage cheese (after it has been run through the blender)
Soup: Any Type- if it has any chunks, it must be run through the blender
Cereals and Grains: Cooked and thinned: Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice, Malt-O-Meal, Grits. NO OATMEAL
NO COFFEE, PEPPER, ALCOHOL, OR PEPPERMINT