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Some calorie-free options for drinks in the clear liquid pre-op bariatric diet are:
“Try some light or diet juices, zero calorie Powerade, Gatorade, decaf tea, decaf coffee, infused waters, crystal light.” – Katelyn JM (US-RD Nutritionist)
- Vita Rain is a good option. It has 0 calories, 0 sugar, 0 carbs and some of our clients report it tastes much better than vitamin water zero.
- Other options are Crystal Light and Propel.
- You could also drink some water or mix one-fourth part orange juice with three-fourth parts water.
- You could also have mint tea with zero calorie sweetener.
Nutritionist Suggests- Liquid Diet Drinks Before Bariatric Surgery
Our US-registered bariatric nutritionist recommends:
- Decaf tea
- Diluted juice
- Sugar-Free Jell-O
- Sugar-Free Popsicles
You may not be able to find an actual “sugar-free” juice but avoid any sugar added varieties. Try to keep calories to less than 60 calories per cup (8oz).
Pre-gastric Sleeve Liquid Diet Ideas
In the pre-op gastric sleeve diet, you can do a low-calorie Gatorade (G2), Powerade 0, Crystal Light, diet juice (juice that has less than 30 calories for an 8 oz serving). Ocean Spray makes several varieties of diet juice, and many of theirs have five calories for an 8 oz serving.
According to pre-op diet guidelines by Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, you should drink more in the hot weather. Remember, you aim to drink at least 2 liters of fluid on a daily basis, and you need to drink at regular intervals throughout the day.