You will have to follow a liquid diet for a few days prior to surgery (3 to 10 days depending on your BMI, with higher BMI requiring higher number of days on a liquid diet). This will help you shed some weight as well as reduce the size of your liver, which will make it easier to perform the surgery.
During the pre-op liquid diet phase, you will be required to consume protein shakes numerous times of the day to give a nutritional boost to your body. You should target for 60 to 80 gm of protein per day from protein shakes.
- Fruit and vegetable juices diluted with water
- Broth and stock soups
- Nonfat yogurt
- Nonfat milk
- Hot cereals, such as oats, cream of wheat
Night Before Your Bariatric Surgery – Make sure you do not eat or drink anything, post midnight.
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