Obesity

Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of your stomach by up to 85 percent. By reducing the amount of food you can comfortably eat at each sitting, the procedure reduces the amount of calories you eat.

In the initial days after the surgery, you will be given a liquid-only diet. Slowly, your doctor will increase your diet from liquid foods to soft foods. Over time, you will return to modest, healthy diet of solid foods.

liquid diet

Liquid Diet in the Hospital

  • After this procedure, the doctor restricts your diet to clear and sugar free liquids for two to four meals.
  • According to the Cornell Weight Loss Surgery Program,

    you can drink around three ounces every hour. Drink liquids like, tea, water, sugar free gelatin, broth and non carbonated sports drink.

  • For the rest of the days in the hospital, foods low in sugar and fats like vegetables, pureed meat, fruits, applesauce and mashed potatoes.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

Liquid Diet in the Hospital

    After the procedure, the doctor restricts your diet to clear and sugar-free liquids for two to four meals.
  • According to the Cornell Weight Loss Surgery Program, you can drink around three ounces every hour. Drink liquids like, tea, water, sugar free gelatin, broth and non-carbonated, sugar-free sports drink.
  • For the rest your hospital stay, you’ll be given foods low in sugar and fat like vegetables, pureed meat, fruit, applesauce and mashed potatoes.
  • Soft Diet

    Immediately after discharge, your diet will change. The Cornell Program recommends staying on a soft diet for three to four weeks following your hospital dishcarge.

    • Some of the foods you will eat on your soft diet are low-fat cottage cheese, oatmeal, applesauce and grits.
    • Cooked vegetables and meats pureed in a blender.
    • The amount of food at each meal is limited to: ½ cup or less of carbohydrates like grains, vegetables and fruits; ½ cup or less of protein food; and 1 cup or less of dairy.
    • You can also have eight ounces of water or sugar-free beverage.

    Solid Diet

    • If the soft diet plan is successful then you can begin with solid diet slowly.
    • You can eat vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins.
    • Avoid foods high in sugar and fat.

    According to the Cornell Program, the solid food diet is different for everyone. Some foods won’t suit your body and they should be eliminated from your diet.
    Any problems that arise during the post-operative phase should be taken to your doctor immediately to rule out serious complications.

    Always consult your doctor before beginning a new diet or exercise regimen.

    References

    Goldenberg, L. MPH, RD and Sherry, J. MS, RD, CDN; The Cornell Weight Loss Surgery Program: Dietary Guidelines for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy; http://www.cornellweightlosssurgery.org/pdf/dietary_guidelines_sleeve_gastrectomy.pdf

    Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco; Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG); ObesityHelp.com;
    http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/vsg/about_vertical_sleeve_gastrectomy.html

    2 responses to Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

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