What foods should bariatric patients avoid?
- Red meat that’s tough or dry.
- Greasy, high fat foods.
- Heavily seasoned or spicy foods.
- Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, glycerol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.
- Foods reheated in the microwave.
What is a bariatric Stage 1 diet?
Stage 1: Clear Liquids
Starting the day after your surgery, you will start a clear liquid diet, continuing for about 4-5 days. During this time, you should try your best to work up to about 3 ounces of clear fluids a day every 30 minutes.
How many calories should a bariatric patient eat to lose weight?
Eat three meals each day.
Most long-term post-op bariatric patients find they need to limit their total caloric intake to less than 1,000 calories per day to maintain their weight-loss.