Surgery Pre-op Class-Dietary
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    Clear Liquid Diet

    Immediately after surgery you will be on a non-carbonated, clear liquid diet!  The duration of this phase depends on the procedure type:

    • Band Patients:  Non-carbonated clear liquids for the first 24 hours after surgery
    • Sleeve/Bypass/SIPS:  Non-carbonated clear liquids for the first week after surgery

    The ultimate goal on the clear liquid phase is to stay hydrated, so try to consume 48-64 ounces per day, from the recommended list below.  If you are getting much less than 48 ounces per day, please contact the team and let us know!

    In order to prevent your blood sugar from going low and give you a little energy, you should be consuming diluted juices (2 oz juice/2 oz water) or diluted non-diet sports drinks (2 oz beverage/2 oz water) every 3 hours.

    Total undiluted juice should be no more than 8 ounces of your total fluids in a day –  that equals 16 ounces of your total fluids in a day once diluted.

    • Diluted Fruit Juice (2 oz juice/2 oz water)
      • Grape, cranberry, or apple ONLY (100% juice or no added sugar)
    • Diluted regular Gatorade or Powerade (2 oz beverage/2 oz water)