1200 Calorie Pre-bariatric Surgery Diet | Feel Full

For all those who are not aware of the term ‘Bariatric surgery’, it is a kind of operation that facilitates weight loss by making certain changes to the human digestive system.

In some cases, the size of the stomach gets contracted via bariatric surgery, and once operated, the person feels less hungry while consuming fewer calories in the process.

Speaking of bariatric surgery, Dr. Nowzaradan is a familiar name in the same forte and you must have seen him in TLC’s famous show ‘My 600lb Life’. Over the years, he has helped numerous people across the globe that earlier been struggling with their weight issues.

As per Dr. Nowzaradan, ‘Once a person has made his/her mind for bariatric surgery, they first have to reach up to a certain weight loss goal in order to minimize the chances of complications during the surgery’.

Now the same weight loss goal largely depends upon the given age, weight, gender, and activity levels of the person seeking bariatric surgery.

Well, this is where the 1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet is highly recommended.

What is a 1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet?

You have to avoid the consumption of certain listed food items while limiting your daily calorie consumption to 1200 calories. Moreover, the person is only allowed to consume low-fat, low-carb, and high-protein diet during the process.

Talking about the food items that are not permitted in the 1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet, the list includes:

  • Sugary food items like a desert, cakes, candies, ice creams
  • Chocolates
  • Sweetened or frozen yogurt
  • Potatoes
  • Nuts and nuts butter
  • Brown and white rice
  • Fruit juices and other sweetened beverages
  • Soda drinks or sports energy drinks
  • Noodles and pasta

No matter how easy a diet plan looks at the first go, it is not easy to get habitual with the same overnight. The same rule applies to the 1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet as well and this is where you must follow the below guidelines before/ during the diet plan.

  • Go for a 7 day trial of the 1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet before getting along with the regular diet routine
  • Try to drink as much water as you can during the diet plan
  • Don’t go ahead with the diet plan without consulting your respective physician or bariatric surgeon
  • All the processed foods are a big ‘No’ and you have to rely mainly on nature-based and organic food items
  • Prepare your meals for the week in advance so as to avoid all the inconvenience during your busy schedules within the weekdays

Sample weekly 1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet plan

Day 1.

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet - Bran flakes with skimmed milk

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet – Bran flakes with skimmed milk

Breakfast- ½ cup of Bran flakes with skimmed milk(8 oz) and 1 small banana

Snack- 1 medium-sized apple with peanut butter

Lunch- 2 cups of Lettuce with 2 oz of Chicken

Snack – 6 oz of non-fat yogurt with ¼ cups of granola

Dinner- 3 oz of pork loin chops with ½ cup of broccoli and 6 oz of baked potato

Total calorie count for the day – 1205

 

Day 2.

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet - scrambled eggs loaded with mushrooms and peppers

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet – scrambled eggs loaded with mushrooms and peppers

Breakfast- 2 cups of fresh strawberries with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 2 slices of wheat toast

Snack – 8 oz of skimmed milk

Lunch- 2 servings of scrambled eggs loaded with mushrooms and peppers with a 6-inch tortilla

Snack- 2 medium-sized oranges

Dinner- 3 oz of chicken breast, 2/3 cups of brown rice with 6 almonds with ½ cup water chestnuts

Total calories for the day-1209

 

Day 3.

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet - spinach scrambled eggs

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet – spinach scrambled eggs

Breakfast- 1 serving of spinach scrambled eggs and one orange

Snack-2 servings of turkey lettuce rollups

Lunch- 1 Avocado

Snack- 1 serving of Strawberry, Spinach and ginger thick green smoothie

Dinner-2 servings of cooked okra

Total calories for the day-1197

 

Day 4.

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet - Protein power oats

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet – Protein power oats

Breakfast- 1 serving of Protein power oats

Snack- 2 Oranges

Lunch- 1 Avocado

Snack- Almonds (1 oz)

Dinner- 2 servings of baked spinach chips

Total calories for the day-1197

 

Day 5.

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet - scrambled eggs with onion flakes

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet – scrambled eggs with onion flakes

Breakfast-  1 serving  of scrambled eggs with onion flakes with one orange

Snack –1 apple with almond butter

Lunch- 1 Avocado

Snack- 1 serving of simple lemon pepper tuna

Dinner- 1 serving of baked kale chips

Total calories for the day -1199

 

Day 6.

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet - cucumber avocado salad

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet – cucumber avocado salad

Breakfast- 2 servings of over-easy eggs with 2 cups of strawberries

Snack- 1 serving of Arugula salad with 1 banana

Lunch- 1 serving of cucumber avocado salad

Snack- 1 serving of Tuna avocado salad

Dinner- 1 serving of spinach almond salad

Total calories for the day-1199 calories

Day 7.

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet - Lemon-avocado salad

1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet – Lemon-avocado salad

Breakfast- 1 serving of basic eggs with 2 strips of bacon

Snack-1 cup of grapes with 1 serving of cucumber slices

Lunch- 1 serving of Lemon-avocado salad

Snack- 1 serving of curry- tuna salad with 1 cup of strawberries

Dinner- 2 servings of steamed broccoli

Total calories for the day-1191

Summing it up

A 1200 calorie pre-bariatric surgery diet plan must always be followed under the guidance and supervision of your physician or the bariatric surgeon. Still, the point is going ahead with a low-carb, high-protein diet that can help you shed some weight before actually going under the knife.

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