Weight Loss Surgery Preoperative Diet

Today I start my 7 day, bariatric postop diet.


  • Strained Cream Soup (made with skim milk)
  • Sugar-Free/Low Fat Frozen Yogurt
  • Sugar-Free/Fat Free Pudding
  • Smooth Fat-Free Yogurt (i.e. Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla)
  • Skim or 1% Milk
  • Light Soy Milk
  • Original or Light Almond Milk
  • Unsweetened or Diluted Juices (dilute at least 50/50 with water)
  • Clear Broths
  • Sugar-Free Jello
  • Sugar-Free Ice Pops/Ices
  • Coffee
  • Tea with Lemon

PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS should be used during this time.

Yes, that’s exactly what my diet list shows! I can’t get over that it says protein supplements “should be” used during this time.  My insurance doesn’t pay for a nutritionist, but I have paid for a couple.  Which gets me to thinking, I really should call and get in an appointment before surgery.

I’m so afraid of these changes.  I know that I can do it, I’m just afraid that I’m going to do something wrong and I’ll mess myself up and have more discomfort than being fat.  I’ve talked to my therapist, and I’ll talk to her again the day before surgery.  I’m overthinking things.

It reminds me of jumping from the waterfalls, as I did my mikveh.  Leaving the house, driving there, walking the path, stepping to the edge, the whole way, I was nervous.  I’d behave as though I were fearless, when in my head there was a conversation of sorts, which I now can see me be drug, kicking and screaming, by my alter-ego, who gets me to the edge and simply pushes me in.  I come bobbing up and she says “See, that wasn’t so bad now, was it.”

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