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 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 while practicing this pre-op bariatric meal plan.
What is a Pre-op Bariatric meal plan?
A 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 daily.
Besides, your diet must be low in fats and moderate in terms of proteins. So, the daily calorie intake must not exceed 1000-1200 calories per day (depending on your age, weight, and health condition).
Why do you need to follow a pre-op bariatric meal plan?
Before proceeding with the Bariatric surgery, you must 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.
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 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 sweetened beverages
- Stay active during the day while indulging in light exercises, yoga, or a brisk walk
Sample weekly Pre-op Bariatric meal plan
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A 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
|Meals||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|Breakfast||½ cup of oat bran with skimmed milk(8 oz) and 1 small apple||2 cups of strawberries with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 slice of whole-wheat toast||1 serving of easy cooked eggs with kale crisps||1 serving of chocolate protein shake||1 serving of poached eggs with mixed greens and herb sauce||2 servings of scrambled eggs with 2 cups of raspberries||1 serving of scrambled eggs with 2 strips of bacon|
|Snack||1 medium-sized banana with peanut butter||1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with apple||2 servings of plain tuna salad||2 apples||1 banana with peanut butter||1 serving of chicken Ceaser salad with 1 orange||1 cup of strawberries with 1 serving of cucumber slices|
|Lunch||1 serving of roasted chicken breast with a green salad||2 servings of hard-boiled eggs with grilled mushrooms and peppers||1 serving of cucumber avocado salad||1 serving of Tuna avocado sandwich||1 serving of Cucumber Avocado salad||1 serving of tuna avocado salad||1 serving of tuna avocado salad|
|Snack||6 oz of non-fat greek yogurt with granola ( 1 oz)||8 oz of skimmed milk||1 serving of green smoothie||Almonds (1 oz)||1 serving of plain tuna salad||1 serving of cucumber avocado salad||1 serving of non-fat Greek yogurt with 1 banana|
|Dinner||3 oz of pork loin chops with ½ cup of roasted broccoli||3 oz of chicken breast, 2/3 cups of brown rice with almonds and chestnuts||2 servings of roasted chicken with asparagus||2 servings of baked spinach chips||1 serving of roasted asparagus||1 serving of spinach, ginger, and lemon thick smoothie||2 servings of roasted kale and bell peppers|