Post-Operative Bariatric Surgery Diet – Phase 3 (Day 15 to 3 Months)

  • The third diet phase after bariatric surgery is the pureed/soft phase.
  • Chew all food until it is smooth, similar to the consistency of applesauce.
  • Practice mindful, slow eating and always stop eating or drinking as soon as you start to feel full.
  • Your goal is to consume six small meals per day. Consume additional protein at each meal in order to reach your protein goal for the day.
  • Daily protein goal: Women 60-80 grams/day; men 80-100 grams/day
  • Drink at least 48-64 ounces of approved beverages per day.
  • Separate liquids from meals (even if your meal is a protein shake). Stop drinking 30 minutes before you begin a meal, and do not resume drinking until 30 minutes after you finish the meal.
  • All liquids must be low in calories (15 calories or less per 8 ounces), sugar-free, caffeine-free, and non-carbonated.
  • Keep a food journal and track your food intake, protein intake, and vitamin supplements.