Diet and Lifestyle Pre-op

Pre-Bariatric Surgery Diet Guidelines

Pre Bariatric Surgery Diet

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.

Diet Before Weight Loss SurgerySome of the recommended liquids you can have two weeks prior to your surgery are:                 

  • Water
  • Fruit and vegetable juices diluted with water
  • Broth and stock soups
  • Nonfat yogurt
  • Nonfat milk
  • Gelatin
  • Popsicles
  • 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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Katelyn Mock is a US-registered Bariatric Dietitian certified by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 8 years of experience in formulating and reviewing diet programs across various hospital settings, Katelyn has also served as the Lead Bariatric Dietitian for the Ohio State University Medical Center.

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