The pre-op liquid diet will consist of approved protein shakes, sugar-free beverages, sugar-free gelatin, sugar-free popsicles, and broth. We always recommend that our patients consume five protein shakes a day and consume at least 64 ounces of sugar-free liquids.
Why do you need a 2 week liquid diet after gastric bypass?
The purpose of the liquid diet is to shrink the liver and allow patient to lose some excess body fat. Doing so improves laparoscopic access to the abdomen and makes the procedure generally safer.
What is the liquid diet for gastric sleeve?
Two days prior to surgery, you will switch to a clear, liquid diet. This may include one no-sugar protein shake daily, in addition to broth, water, decaffeinated coffee or tea, Jell-O, and sugar-free popsicles. Caffeinated and carbonated beverages should be avoided.
How do you survive a liquid diet after bariatric surgery?
- Sip liquids constantly. You should have 48–64 ounces (six to eight, 8-ounce cups) of fluids per day.
- Dilute fruit juices.
- Avoid extremes.