Post Op Diet – Week 1

While in the hospital and/or 1st day post-op: ice chips and water…advance to a clear liquid diet.

Day 2 through the end of week 1

You may have 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of clear liquid every 30  you are awake. Water is strongly encouraged to help avoid dehydration (alternate – every other time)

Clear liquids include the following: (DO NOT USE A STRAW)

100% fruit juice (natural/no sugar added)

Cranberry juice, grape juice, apple juice, orange juice without pulp

Crystal light, Sugar Free Kool-Aid, Sugar Free Tang, Gatorade, Fuze Slenderize (dilute with water if needed)

No energy drinks.

Coffee or Tea – de-caffienated, use a sugar substitute and non dairy creamer if desired

Sugar Free Jello (without fruit pieces)

Ice cube trays – 1 oz per “cube”

Sugar Free Popsicles – make your own by freezing allowed fruit juices, Crystal Light, Sugar Free Kook-Aid in an ice cube tray

Broth (only) homemade, carton, or canned (strain all food items from soup)

Carbonated beverages NONE

Remember: Always stop if you feel full. This will keep your pouch from stretching. If you take any liquids that make you feel sick – STOP drinking them!

Vitamins and Calcium – Please check with your surgeon’s staff regarding appropriate vitamins and calcium suppementation…follow their instructions!!!

If you have any questions or concerns please call 318-222-3132


If dietary instructions are not followed, it may result in vomiting and or even perforation, leaks, ulcers, and other very serious complications

Plastic 1 oz cups

Caffiene deydrates colon and leads to constipation

Water every other time

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