Surgery Pre-op Class-Dietary
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Important Tips to Remember!

  • All food choices on the puree stage should be the consistency of applesauce!!!
  • Do not use your mouth as a blender. Please puree all foods in a blender.
  • Foods like rice, pasta, bread, raw fruits and vegetables do not blend well. These foods can swell up and can cause discomfort. Avoid using these products.
  • Eat a protein source every time you eat, and make sure to make protein your priority.
  • Eat 5-6 mini meals a day.
  • Portions at each meal are up to ⅓ cup for dense foods (eg: pureed chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad, etc) and up to ½ cup for full liquid proteins (eg: protein shakes, yogurt, cream soups, etc).
  • Make sure to stop eating when you are full. 
  • Avoid drinking 5-10 minutes before and 20-30 minutes after meals and also avoid drinking during a meal.
  • Avoid skipping meals, we recommend spacing meals/supplements about every 2.5-3 hours.
  • Avoid eating anything 3 hours prior to bed.