Post-Op Diet: Pureed Foods (Mushies)
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After the liquid diet, you can start adding in pureed foods (“Mushies”). This can happen in just a few days if you have lap-band (adjustable gastric band) surgery, or 2 or more weeks after surgery if you have gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery. If you have the gastric band, you may go back to the pureed foods diet if you have an adjustment (fill).
This phase of the diet usually includes pureed foods such as pureed cottage cheese, yogurt, tuna, and ground turkey for proteins. Your surgeon or nutritionist may also suggest fruits and vegetables such as pureed cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, and applesauce. You may still depend on some protein shakes to hit your protein goals.