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

DO NOT ADVANCE YOUR DIET UNTIL INSTRUCTED!!!

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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