Meal Plans for One Week for the Solid Foods Weight Loss Surgery Diet
The solid foods diet will help you get to your long-term weight loss goal. Gastric band patients might start the diet as soon as 3 to 7 days after surgery, while gastric sleeve and gastric bypass patients might start this diet phase 2, 4, or more weeks after surgery. It’s a high-protein, low-calorie diet.
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.
This diet gives you about 1,000-1,200 calories per day. You may need more calories, especially if you are a man, if you are a taller person, or if you are especially active.
If you need more calories, you can add in extra snacks. Go for protein and nutrition! Here are some suggestions for healthy snacks. Each has less than 100 calories, and at least 7 grams of protein.
- 1 cup celery sticks with 2 tablespoons PB2 Powdered Peanut Powder
- 1 serving BariatricPal Shake or Pudding 15 grams
- 1 hard-boiled egg
- 1 serving Ostrim Meat Snacks
- 1 BariatricPal 10 g Protein Bar
- 1 ounce low-fat cheese