Pre op Bariatric Meal Plan (PRINTABLE)

Pre-op Bariatric Meal Plan Overview

This pre op Bariatric meal plan will play a key role in the outcome of your Bariatric surgery for weight loss. Besides keeping your health in the right shape, it further prepares your body for the upcoming changes in its functioning due to the surgery process.

We all know that Bariatric surgery leads to certain changes in our digestive system’s functioning and performance. Hence, we must be careful and cautious while practicing this pre-op bariatric meal plan.

What is a Pre op Bariatric meal plan?

Pre op bariatric meal plan must include all the macronutrients in the prescribed limits (speak to your surgeon or health consultant in this regard). Generally, the diet allows you to consume 100 grams of carbohydrates per day.

Besides, your diet must be low in fats and moderate in terms of proteins. So, the total calorie intake during the day must not exceed 1000-1200 calories per day (depends on your age, weight, and health condition).

Why do you need to follow a pre op bariatric meal plan?

Before you proceed with the Bariatric surgery, you need to follow a disciplined calorie-controlled diet. Eventually, this will contract the liver’s size, and you can then reduce the chances of any severe complications during the surgery.

It must be mentioned that if your body mass index (BMI) is more than 35-40 kg/meter square, your liver is most likely to gain a big shape due to the high glycogen stores. This may create certain complications during the surgery process.

So, going along with the Pre op bariatric meal plan is highly recommended. Additionally, you must talk to your surgeon and read through the following guidelines and instructions before proceeding with this printable Pre op bariatric meal plan.

General guidelines for Pre op Bariatric meal plan

  • Stick to the diet while keeping the right food items on your meal platter
  • Evenly distribute the meals in small portions and serving sizes for the day
  • Drink at least 2 liters of water/juice / unsweetened beverages every day
  • Take a Multivitamin and Mineral tablet daily after consulting with your doctor or surgeon
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and all the sweetened beverages
  • Stay active during the day while indulging in light exercises, yoga, or a brisk walk

Sample weekly Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Day 1.

Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Pre op Bariatric meal plan – Roasted chicken breast

Breakfast- ½ cup of oat bran with skimmed milk (8 oz) and 1 small apple

Snack- 1 medium-sized banana with peanut butter

Lunch- 1 serving of roasted chicken breast with a green salad

Snack – 6 oz of non-fat Greek yogurt with granola (1 oz)

Dinner- 3 oz of pork loin chops with ½ cup of roasted broccoli

Day 2.

Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Pre op Bariatric meal plan – Grilled mushrooms

Breakfast- 2 cups of strawberries with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 slice of whole-wheat toast

Snack – 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with apple

Lunch- 2 servings of hard-boiled eggs with grilled mushrooms and peppers

Snack- 8 oz of skimmed milk

Dinner- 3 oz of chicken breast, 2/3 cups of brown rice with almonds and chestnuts

Day 3.

Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Pre op Bariatric meal plan – Green smoothie

Breakfast- 1 serving of easy cooked eggs with kale crisps

Snack-2 servings of plain tuna salad

Lunch- 1 serving of cucumber avocado salad

Snack- 1 serving of green smoothie

Dinner-2 servings of roasted chicken with asparagus

Day 4.

Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Pre op Bariatric meal plan – Tuna avocado sandwich

Breakfast- 1 serving of chocolate protein shake

Snack- 2 apples

Lunch- 1 serving of Tuna avocado sandwich

Snack- Almonds (1 oz)

Dinner- 2 servings of baked spinach chips

Day 5.

Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Pre op Bariatric meal plan – Roasted asparagus

Breakfast- 1 serving of poached eggs with mixed greens and herb sauce

Snack –1 banana with peanut butter

Lunch- 1 serving of Cucumber Avocado salad

Snack- 1 serving of plain tuna salad

Dinner- 1 serving of roasted asparagus

Day 6.

Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Pre op Bariatric meal plan – Cucumber avocado salad

Breakfast- 2 servings of scrambled eggs with 2 cups of raspberries

Snack- 1 serving of chicken Ceaser salad with 1 orange

Lunch- 1 serving of tuna avocado salad

Snack- 1 serving of cucumber avocado salad

Dinner- 1 serving of spinach, ginger, and lemon thick smoothie

Day 7.

Pre op Bariatric meal plan

Pre op Bariatric meal plan – Strawberries

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

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

Lunch- 1 serving of tuna avocado salad

Snack- 1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with 1 banana

Dinner- 2 servings of roasted kale and bell peppers

Bottomline for Pre op bariatric meal plan

Pre op bariatric meal plan needs to be strictly practiced under a professional bariatric surgeon’s expert guidance and supervision. Additionally, you must religiously practice all the precautions and instructions mentioned above to get the best results.

Printable (PDF) Pre op bariatric meal plan

MealsDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Breakfast½ cup of oat bran with skimmed milk(8 oz) and 1 small apple2 cups of strawberries with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 slice of whole-wheat toast1 serving of easy cooked eggs with kale crisps1 serving of chocolate protein shake1 serving of poached eggs with mixed greens and herb sauce2 servings of scrambled eggs with 2 cups of raspberries1 serving of scrambled eggs with 2 strips of bacon
Snack1 medium-sized banana with peanut butter1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with apple2 servings of plain tuna salad2 apples1 banana with peanut butter1 serving of chicken Ceaser salad with 1 orange1 cup of strawberries with 1 serving of cucumber slices
Lunch1 serving of roasted chicken breast with a green salad2 servings of hard-boiled eggs with grilled mushrooms and peppers1 serving of cucumber avocado salad1 serving of Tuna avocado sandwich1 serving of Cucumber Avocado salad1 serving of tuna avocado salad1 serving of tuna avocado salad
Snack6 oz of non-fat greek yogurt with granola ( 1 oz)8 oz of skimmed milk1 serving of green smoothieAlmonds (1 oz)1 serving of plain tuna salad1 serving of cucumber avocado salad1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with 1 banana
Dinner3 oz of pork loin chops with ½ cup of roasted broccoli3 oz of chicken breast, 2/3 cups of brown rice with almonds and chestnuts2 servings of roasted chicken with asparagus2 servings of baked spinach chips1 serving of roasted asparagus1 serving of spinach, ginger, and lemon thick smoothie2 servings of roasted kale and bell peppers

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