4 Phase Diet – Phase 2: Pureed Diet

4 Phase Diet – Phase 2: Pureed Diet

Phase 1: Liquid Diet

Goals of Phase 2 – Pureed Food:

– Keep your pouch safe while it heals by avoiding bulky, solid foods.
– Begin to incorporate real food into your diet
– Get the required amount of protein per day:

Women: >60 grams
Men: >75 grams
BPD/DS: >90 grams

– Continue taking Bari Life Powder Multivitamins

How long is the Pureed Food phase?

Why a Pureed Food Phase?

The pureed food phase is the first step towards introducing real food into your diet (as opposed to a supplemental diet). By focusing on nutritious food with a consistency that the GI tract can tolerate, you are able to get the nutrition you need without risking injury to suture lines and staple lines.

At this point, you are not ready for solid food but now is the time to start the path to whole food. Eventually, you need to learn how to get proper nutrition from whole foods; however, supplementing your meals with protein supplements will help you get enough protein.

Eating Rules

  • Meal size: 1.5 oz. (3tbsp)
  • Don’t drink liquids within 30 minutes before or during your meals
  • Wait to drink 30 minutes after your meals
  • 3 meals per day, no aimless snacking
  • Drink protein shakes between meals to meet protein needs

Nutrient Goals During the Pureed Food Phase

Protein

Women: >60 grams
Men: >75 grams
BPD/DS: >90 grams

Carbohydrates

30-60 grams

Fat

Less than 30 grams

Fluids

At least 64 ounces


How do you make "Pureed Food?"

We have recipes for you

Just because you’re stuck in the Pureed Food Phase after bariatric surgery doesn’t mean you have to suffer. You can still eat great tasting food (even though its pureed). Lucky for you our dietitians have created perfectly balanced and delicious recipes for this specific phase of your journey.

Click the button below to see all of our delicious Pureed Food recipes for your Phase 2 Diet. Each recipe has full instructions and images so you can get cooking right away!

Phase 2 - Pureed Foods Sample Menu

Day 1

Breakfast: Mexican Eggs
AM Snack: Instant Chocolate Protein Drink Bottle
Lunch: Chimichurri Chicken
PM Snack: Instant Pineapple Orange Protein Drink Bottle
Dinner: Turkey Tacos with Refried Beans
Evening Snack: Instant Vanilla Protein Drink Bottle

Day 2

Breakfast: Instant Cappuccino Protein Drink Bottle
AM Snack: Instant Strawberry Protein Drink Bottle
Lunch: Chicken & Black Bean Mole
PM Snack: Instant Aloha Mango Protein Drink Bottle
Dinner: Creamy Shrimp Scampi
Evening Snack: Instant Kiwi Strawberry Protein Drink Bottle

Day 3

Breakfast: Mexican Eggs
AM Snack: Instant Chocolate Protein Drink Bottle
Lunch: Chimichurri Chicken
PM Snack: Instant Pineapple Orange Protein Drink Bottle
Dinner: Turkey Tacos with Refried Beans
Evening Snack: Instant Vanilla Protein Drink Bottle

Day 4

Breakfast: Instant Cappuccino Protein Drink Bottle
AM Snack: Instant Strawberry Protein Drink Bottle
Lunch: Chicken & Black Bean Mole
PM Snack: Instant Aloha Mango Protein Drink Bottle
Dinner: Creamy Shrimp Scampi
Evening Snack: Instant Kiwi Strawberry Protein Drink Bottle

Day 5

Breakfast: Mexican Eggs
AM Snack: Instant Chocolate Protein Drink Bottle
Lunch: Chimichurri Chicken
PM Snack: Instant Pineapple Orange Protein Drink Bottle
Dinner: Turkey Tacos with Refried Beans
Evening Snack: Instant Vanilla Protein Drink Bottle

Day 6

Breakfast: Instant Cappuccino Protein Drink Bottle
AM Snack: Instant Strawberry Protein Drink Bottle
Lunch: Chicken & Black Bean Mole
PM Snack: Instant Aloha Mango Protein Drink Bottle
Dinner: Creamy Shrimp Scampi
Evening Snack: Instant Kiwi Strawberry Protein Drink Bottle

Day 7

Breakfast: Mexican Eggs
AM Snack: Instant Chocolate Protein Drink Bottle
Lunch: Turkey Tacos with Refried Beans
PM Snack: Instant Strawberry Banana Protein Drink Bottle
Dinner: Chimichurri Chicken
Evening Snack: Instant Cappuccino Protein Drink Bottle

During Phase 2 your goal is to stay hydrated, get enough protein and protect your pouch. It’s not the most appetizing way to prepare food, but it will keep you safe as you recover from surgery. These few weeks will fly by. You can do it!

Done with the Pureed Food Phase?

Time to move on to Phase 3: Soft Food

Go to Phase 3 Now

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