Hi! We are the ALO Bariatric’s nutritionist, we’ll be helping you in all nutrition-related concerns you have in your journey through bariatric surgery. The pre-op diet consist in two stages, the first one is high protein and low carbs and fats, and the second one consist in clear liquids only. You will need to be on the pre-op diet starting few days prior to surgery (depending on your BMI), which consist of 2 or 3 protein shakes per day, and once a day a serving of chicken, fish or egg whites plus a nice crunchy salad with low fat or fat free dressing. You want a good protein shake that is basically high in protein (containing at least 20 grams of protein per serving, and prefer a free or low in fat and carbs one). You can mix the powder protein with half water and half skim milk or almond milk. If you still feel hungry, is ok to have a smaller portion of vegetables, (i.e. cucumber, zucchini). Then a few days prior to surgery (depending on your BMI) start your clear liquid diet consisting of: water, teas, broths, clear juices, Jell-o and popsicles. During this days, You can also mix your powder protein with water only (this will help you to control the hunger).
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How many days should I follow the PRE-OPERATORY & CLEAR LIQUID diet?• If BMI is 30-40. Follow the diet 10 days Start the pre-Operatory diet 10 days prior to surgery. And start the Clear Liquid diet 3 days prior to surgery.
• If BMI is 40-45. Follow the diet 14 days Start the pre-Operatory diet 14 days prior to surgery. And start the Clear Liquid diet 5 days prior to surgery.
• If BMI is 46-60. Follow the diet 15 days Start the pre-Operatory diet 15 days prior to surgery. And start the Clear Liquid diet 8 days prior to surgery.
• If BMI is >60. Follow the diet 20 days Start the pre-Operatory diet 20 days prior to surgery. And start the Clear Liquid diet 10 days prior to surgery.
*Patients going through Bypass or Duodenal Switch surgery, 3 days prior to surgery please take one (gentle) laxative, only one time (any brand).
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