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

  • Sugar Free Jell-O 

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