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Pre-Op Diet in Detail

Before gastric band surgery - Planning for success

Pre and post op diet and nutrition

Weight to Go Surgery Box 

All you need for your pre and post op diet - £160

The Pre-Operative Diet

Before surgery, you need to follow an 850-1000 calorie diet to reduce the glycogen (storage form of carbohydrate), water and fatty deposits in the liver. This reduces the liver’s overall size and allows the surgeon to safely move the liver aside, reducing the risk of surgical complications. It also helps with the transition between your normal diet and the liquid diet that you will follow for the first 2 weeks post-op. The pre-operative diet is not optional it is mandatory. If the diet is not followed the surgeon may refuse to operate on you. A large liver may cause the surgeon to abandon the operation.

Pre op Diet
3 shakes/porridge + 2 soups + 5 portions fruit/veg per day

A pre-op diet of 5 days is generally required although you may have been advised at consultation to follow the diet for longer. It needs to be nutritionally balanced, low in fat, low in carbohydrates and with moderate protein and we highly recommend the Weight to Go diet outlined below. We also recommend taking a multivitamin and calcium supplement every day to ensure good concentrations of vitamins and minerals, important for post-operative recovery and healing.

 

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Recommended Pre-op Daily Menu (follow for min 5 days before surgery) 

 Breakfast  1 Weight to Go porridge with 1 fruit portion
 Mid morning snack  1 Weight to Go shake with 1 fruit portion
 Lunch  1 Weight to Go soup + side salad
 Mid afternoon snack  1 Weight to Go shake with 1 fruit portion
 Dinner  1 Weight to Go soup with veg or side salad



*Weight loss surgery results and benefits differ for each individual. Results cannot be guaranteed

What does a portion of fruit or veg look like?

Single portion of fruit

1 piece of fruit

Portion of berries or dried fruit

A handful of small or dried fruits

Veg portion

80g of steam vegetables

Salad portion

Small side salad

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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits differ for each individual. Results cannot be guaranteed

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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.