Food Stages EXAMPLES ONLY
Not all Doctors follow the same food guidelines but here are some examples / info on the stages after surgery.
The most important thing to do / remember during all of these stages is LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR and no one else !!!
Make sure your doctor / hospital supplies you with a list of do's and don'ts before you go home.
- this is usually about 1 - 2 weeks after surgery.
Diluted 100% Juices: Apple, Cranberry, Grape, Orange (no added sugars)
Broths: Ckn, Turkey, Beef, Veggie (no particles or solids)
Jello: Regular or Sugar Free
Popsicles: Regular or Sugar Free (no fruit pieces)
Cold Drinks: Sports drinks (Gatorade), lemonade, iced tea (reg or sf), crystal light, flavored waters (propel, reebok, snapple-elements, fruit2o)
Hot Drinks: Coffee or tea with skim milk or creamer, w/sugar or sugar subsitute.
This is usually 2 - 3 weeks after surgery:
Cream soups (no hunks in it)
Milk / Soy milk
Milk Shakes - thinned
Protein Drinks - thinned
Yogurt Smoothie Drinks - thinned
: This is usually 3 - 4 weeks after surgery (the OMG, I've died and gone to heaven stage LOL).
Cream of Wheat
Applesauce or other fruit sauces
Canned fruits mushed up
: This is usually 4 - 5 weeks after surgery (the OMG I'm scared stage...but you'll be fine, trust me). Just listen to your band/tummy.