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@CurvyJem 34228 wrote:

Hi Vickster,

I am in the same boat as you – pre-op assessment next week, then milk diet the following week.

I was also having a panic about what to eat after the op and my dietician sent me a really useful and easy to follow guide which has made me feel a LOT better about it all, so perhaps speak to your team. I don’t think I can attach a document here but I can paste some of the more useful pointers:

Stage 1 food list:
• Milk semi skimmed or skimmed,
• 2% fat or less smooth yogurt (plain unsweetened is best, but if you choose flavoured watch out for high sugar contents, typical is 7g sugar per 100g)
• Soups – choose protein based ones such as chicken, lentil, pea, fish – puree these to smooth if they are lumpy.
• Fruit smoothies made with milk, soya milk, almond milk or yogurt.
• Home made low fat, low sugar custard
• Breakfast cereals – Ready Brek, weetabix – made up with more milk these are runny and can be part of the early days.
• Pureed fruit – useful to add to flavour yogurt or cereal
• Pureed main meals – Add milk, stock or use casseroles to get to desired consistency. Puree meat/fish separate to vegetables/potato to give yourself different flavours on one plate. Eg: Cauliflower cheese made with low fat cheese, shepherd’s pie, lean mince bolognaise
Other items that puree:
• Low fat cottage cheese
• Canned fish eg tuna, pilchards, salmon, mackerel in tomato sauce
• Silken or smooth tofu
• Rice or potato boiled mashed with added milk to thin
• Vegetables boiled and pureed eg cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, peas, beans
• Sugar free ice lollies do not have any nutrients value but may help to add in extra fluid.

Supermarket ready soups: per 200g –
Ideally fat content to be less than about 2.5g per 100g
Covent Garden lentil and bacon soup, 1/3 of pack, 200g – 134kcal, 8.8g protein
Covent Garden pea and ham soup 1/3 pack – 100kcal, 7.2g protein
Covent Garden Scrumpy Chicken soup 200g – 96kcal, 6.6g protein
Sainsburys fresh chilled lentil dahl soup 200g – 160kcal – 8.8g protein
Sainsburys fresh chilled tomato, lentil and red pepper soup 200g – 108kcal, 7g protein
Tesco fresh chilled Finest Moroccan chicken soup – 120kcal, 7.2g protein
Tesco fresh chilled chicken and sweetcorn soup – 120kcal, 7g protein

Main Meals:
Sainsbury’s beef lasagna ‘Be good to yourself’ range – 200g/half pack – 210kcal, 12.5g protein
Sainsbury’s ‘Be good to yourself chicken and mushroom pie’ – leave potato topping, choose meat filling

There are also some recipes for soups etc I can post if useful?

Hope this helps..


Thank you for posting this Jemma.

I have to point out that people who have had a gastric bypass have to be VERY careful about ready made food in the early days. They are loaded with hidden fats and sugars, even though they may be low in calories. People who have had a bypass may experience pretty bad dumping syndrome in the beginning if they eat anything unexpectedly high in fat or carbs. This doesn’t apply to those who have had a band or sleeve.

Sorry to sound a bit bossy but it’s my duty to point it out.

Doodah x

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