During Phase 2 of the 4-phase post-gastric sleeve diet, you’ll be instructed to eat only liquids and “pureed meals.” It doesn’t sound very appetizing, but our dietitians have put together a complete plan with delicious Phase 2 recipes.
In this article, we will break down exactly what to expect during this phase as well as layout some delicious recipes and a sample diet that you can easily follow to make this process easier to adhere to.
First, what is the 4-phase diet?
This is a bariatric specific diet that all post-op patients will be on immediately following surgery. The purpose of this diet is to allow your body to heal and recover properly while still allowing you to get all of your required nutrients.
The pureed food phase (phase 2) 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.
It’s important to make sure your food is completely pureed with no solid pieces or chunks.
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.
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