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Diet Plan After Gastric Bypass Stage 3 - Semi-Solid Diet

Stomach Bypass Eating Program
"Semi-Solid Diet"
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Diet Plan After Gastric Bypass Stage 3 - Semi-Solid Diet

(To begin the 3rd-4th week after surgery)

Note: Add one new food at a time and observe your reaction to it.

Examples

  • Cooked eggs any type except fried
  • Casseroles – such as macaroni & cheese or tuna w/ light mayo (limited)
  • Chopped lean meat (except red meat)
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Cooked vegetables (peeled)
  • Canned fruits (in their own juices or water)
  • Crackers, rolls, bread
  • Skim milk, unsweetened instant breakfast, sugar-free lowfat yogurt
  • Canned chicken

Diet Guidelines

  • The diet consists of 4-6 small meals per day.
  • Each meal should not exceed the volume of a measuring cup (6 oz.)
  • Eat and drink slowly. Take at least 1/2 hour to eat a meal.
  • Take small bites and chew very well. Sip on liquids during meals if needed, but don’t drink large amounts during meals. (limit to 1 oz fluid/ meal)
  • Avoid red meats.
  • Continue to take the vitamin/mineral supplement everyday.
  • Continue to drink low calorie liquids between meals – at least 6-8 cups per day.
  • Avoid raw vegetables and raw fruits with skins at this stage in your diet progression.
  • Keep in mind that you are “re-educating” your stomach. When you eat too fast, too much, or don’t chew enough, you will feel discomfort.

Sample Menu of Semi-Solid Diet

Breakfast
1 egg, 1/4 cup skim milk

Lunch
3 oz of lean meat (such as turkey, low fat ham)
1 slice of reduced-fat/fat-free cheese
1/4 cup skim milk

Optional: non-fat skim milk powder can be mixed in skim milk to increase protein.

Supper
1/2 cup tuna
1/4 cup cooked vegetables

Snacks
sugar-free lowfat yogurt (between meals or after supper)
lowfat cottage cheese, sugar-free Jello or popsicles

Between Meals
Drink at least 1 quart (4 cups) of liquids slowly during the day.

Next Page: Stage 4 - Low-Fat Solid Diet

Source: University of Virginia Health System

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