Phase 2: Purée
Puréed Diet is the consistency of apple sauce or thinned out mashed potatoes. Baby food that you can season with herbs & spices. It's important not to introduce textures too soon following surgery. Additional pressure could cause a leak & be a big problem! Follow the diet recommendations set by your Bariatric program. To aid with fluid planning, we recommend 4+ ounces of liquids an hour to get to >64 ounces daily.
Choose sugar free options (less than 10 grams Sugar per serving) to avoid Dumping Syndrome!
Caffeine pulls fluids & can cause dehydration,
Alcohol can cause ulcers, &
Carbonation can stretch the stomach causing damage while healing!
Puréed Food Diet:
Sugar-Free/Low Fat Full Liquids (see list)
Low Fat Cottage Cheese (Small Curd or Whipped)
Scrambled Eggs or Egg Whites
White Fish Mashed with Fork (e.g. Tuna fish & light mayo)
Puréed Meats (Chicken, Turkey, Lean Beef, Pork with Gravies)
Puréed Fruits or Vegetables (avoid fibrous foods like broccoli, cauliflower, & celery, may cause gas pains)