Meal Plans

Meal Plans for One Week for the Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquid Diets

Your surgeon may put you on a low-calorie liquid diet before or after surgery. A pre-op liquid diet can help you lose weight and shrink your liver for a safer surgery. A post-op liquid diet can help you meet your protein and nutrient needs while you recover. Remember to always check with your doctor before starting any new meal plan!

Sample Daily Pattern: 5 liquid protein supplements

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 1, Sample Day 1

Protein Supplement 1
BariatricPal 35g Protein Shake Meal Replacement – Chocolate (220 calories, 35 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 2
BariatricPal Chicken Bouillon (70 calories, 15 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 3
Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement 27 grams protein – Vanilla (150 calories, 27 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 4
BariatricPal Fruit Protein Drinks –Berry Blend (60 calories, 12 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 5
Bariatric Fusion Meal Replacement – Cinnamon Bun (150 calories, 27 grams protein)
Totals: 650 calories, 116 grams protein

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 1, Sample Day 2

Protein Supplement 1
Shake with 2 scoops Syntrax Nectar Protein Powder – Pink (200 calories, 48 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 2
BariatricPal Hot Cappuccino Protein Drink – Vanilla (90 calories, 15 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 3
Pocket Protein – Strawberry (60 calories, 15 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 4
BariatricPal Very High Protein (35g) Shake Meal Replacement – Chocolate (250 calories, 35 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 5
BariatricPal Hot Protein Drink – Raspberry (70 calories, 12 grams protein)
Totals: 670 calories, 125 grams protein

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 1, Sample Day 3

Protein Supplement 1
1 serving (2 scoops) Bariatric Fusion Meal Replacement – Cappuccino (150 calories, 27 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 2
1 BariatricPal Protein Smoothie – Aloha Mango (100 calories, 15 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 3
BariatricPal Protein Soup – Beef Bouillon made with 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk (160 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 4
BariatricPal 35g Protein Shake Meal Replacement – Vanilla (240 calories, 35 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 5
BariatricPal Hot Chocolate Protein Drink – Mint (80 calories, 15 grams protein)
Totals: 630 calories, 105 grams protein

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 1, Sample Day 4

Protein Supplement 1
1 serving (2 scoops) Quest Nutrition Protein Powder – Chocolate Milkshake made with 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk (200 calories, 31 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 2
BarnDad’s FiberDX Cinnamon Bun & Fiber Protein Shake (80 calories, 13 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 3
1 Bariatric Fusion Ready to Shake Meal Replacement Bottle – French Vanilla (120 calories, 27 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 4
BariatricPal Protein Soup – Cream of Mushroom made with 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk (170 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 5
BariatricPal Protein Smoothie – Berry Delicious (100 calories, 15 grams protein)
Totals: 670 calories, 109 grams protein

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 1, Sample Day 5

Protein Supplement 1
BariatricPal Hot Chocolate Protein Drink – Amaretto made with 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk (170 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 2
Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement 27 grams protein – Vanilla (150 calories, 27 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 3
BariatricPal Ready to Shake Instant 15g Protein Drink – Chocolate (80 calories, 15 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 5
BariatricPal Protein Shake or Pudding – New York Cheesecake (make according to directions for shake, not pudding) (90 calories, 14 grams protein)
Totals: 680 calories, 102 grams protein

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 1, Sample Day 6

Protein Supplement 1
BariatricPal Protein Shake Mix in a Bottle 15g Protein – Mocha Cream (100 calories, 15 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 2
BariatricPal 35g Protein Protein Shake Meal Replacement – Vanilla (240 calories, 35 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 3
BarnDad FiberDx Strawberry Cream Fiber & Protein Shake (80 calories, 13 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 4
BariatricPal Protein Soup – Cream of Vegetable (made with 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk (180 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 5
BariatricPal Fruit Drink Protein Concentrate – Orange (75 calories, 17 grams protein)
Totals: 675 calories, 103 grams protein

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 1, Sample Day 7

Protein Supplement 1
BariatricPal Ready to Shake Instant 15g Protein Drink – Coffee made with 1 cup non-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk (170 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 2
1 serving Quest Nutrition Protein Powder – Peanut Butter made with 1 cup non-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk (170 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 3
BariatricPal Protein Soup – Cream of Broccoli made with 1 cup non-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk (170 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 4
1 packet Syntrax Protein Powder Grab n’ Go Box – Lemon Tea (100 calories, 23 grams protein)
Protein Supplement 5
BarnDad’s FiberDx German Chocolate Fiber & Protein Shake (90 calories, 13 grams protein)
Totals: 640 calories, 105 grams protein

Sample Daily Pattern 1: 4 liquid protein supplements.

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 2, Sample Day 1

Pre-Op and Post-Op Liquids: Week 2, Sample Day 2

This is a very low calorie diet. Use only
under the supervision of your doctor.

Aim for AT LEAST 64 ounces of fluid each day. That will keep you hydrated so surgery is easier and recovery is easier. Drink water, flavored water, or another calorie-free beverage that is caffeine-free and non-carbonated.