After completing the clear liquid diet phase, next comes the puree phase! As a reminder, you can start the puree phase on the day after a Lap Band procedure, and on day 8 after any other surgical weight loss procedure.
Pureed foods are soft, moist, and smooth. They have the look and texture of a pudding or mousse, and they hold together. Pureed foods should not be lumpy, thin, or runny.
- Band Patients: The pureed diet phase lasts for the next 14 days.
- Sleeve/Bypass/SIPS: The pureed diet phase for the next 21 days.
It is important to abide by these schedules, DO NOT ADVANCE STAGES ANY EARLIER OR YOU COULD CAUSE A SERIOUS, LIFE-THREATINING COMPLICATION!