Phase 1a: Clear Liquids
Clear liquids are any liquid that light can pass through. It is imperative that Bariatric post-ops meet their daily fluid goals to remain hydrated. Dehydration can occur rapidly after surgery causing nausea, vomiting, dizziness, & more, resulting in a visit to the ER for IV fluids! Always follow the recommendations of your Bariatric program. To aid with fluid planning, we recommend 4+ ounces of clear liquids an hour to get to >64 ounces daily.
Choose sugar free options to avoid Dumping Syndrome! (less than 10 grams Sugar per serving)
Caffeine pulls fluids & can cause dehydration,
Alcohol can cause ulcers, &
Carbonation can stretch the stomach & cause damage!
Sugar-Free Clear Liquids:
Broths, Stocks, & Consomme (vegetable, beef, pork, chicken, seafood, lobster, fish, shrimp, ham, etc)
Non-Carbonated Beverages (Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero, Crystal Light, diet tea, decaf black coffee, etc)
Sugar Free water ice/ popsicles