Mechanical Soft are ground, finely chopped, or foods that can be smashed with a fork. Think ground meats & over cooked or canned vegetables. 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!