Phase 2A: High Protein Liquid Meal Plan

You will be on this diet for 2 weeks before your surgery.

The pre-op diet is required to help your digestive system get healthy for surgery and can also promote weight loss which can shrink the size of the liver.

Protein Goal: 60-80 grams/day
Fluid Goal: 6-8 cups liquid/day

Breakfast
8 oz. chocolate Unjury with skim/1%/low fat soy/Lactaid milk

Morning Fluids
8 oz. low sodium chicken broth
8 oz. diluted apple juice (8 oz water and 4 oz juice)

Lunch
8 oz. strained Healthy Request cream of chicken soup (made with skim/Lactaid milk)

Afternoon Fluids
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk
8 oz. water

Supper
8 oz. light Greek yogurt mixed with 2 tablespoons dry skim milk powder

Evening Fluids
8 oz. water
8 oz. Crystal Light

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Breakfast
8 oz. Atkin’s shake (on ice or very cold)

Morning Fluids
8 oz. flavored water
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk

Lunch
1/3 cup Unjury Protein Pumpkin Pudding (see Unjury website for recipe)

Afternoon Fluids
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk
12 oz. iced tea (with artificial sweetener as desired)

Supper
8 oz. cream of tomato soup made with milk/Lactaid and 1 scoop Unflavored Unjury powder

Evening Fluids
8 oz. water
8 oz. Fruit20

 

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Breakfast
8 oz. light yogurt (like Dannon or Yoplait) with 2 tablespoons dry skim milk powder

Morning Fluids
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk
8 oz. Fruit20

Lunch
8 oz. of Chicken Broth Unjury (made with water)

Afternoon Fluids
12 oz. sugar-free Kool-Aid
2 sugar-free popsicles

Supper
8 oz. Isopure (clear liquid protein drink)

Evening Fluids
4 oz. sugar-free jello
8 oz. skim milk/Lactaid

 

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Breakfast
8 oz. Strawberry Sorbet Unjury made with water

Morning Fluids
8 oz. diluted juice (4 oz juice and 4 oz water)
8 oz. decaf tea (with skim milk/artificial sweetener as desired)

Lunch
8 oz. Healthy Request Cream of Celery Soup made with skim/Lactaid milk and 1 scoop unflavored protein powder (Unjury)

Afternoon Fluids
8 oz. flavored water
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk with sugar-free hot cocoa

Supper
8 oz. milk with sugar-free Carnation Instant Breakfast

Evening Fluids
8 oz. sugar-free, non-carbonated fluid
8 oz. Crystal Light

 

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Breakfast
8 oz. High Protein Slim Fast

Morning Fluids
8 oz. decaf tea (with skim milk/artificial sweetener as desired)
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk

Lunch
8 oz. Chicken Soup Unjury made with water

Afternoon Fluids
2-3 sugar-free popsicles
12 oz. flavored water (like Dasani, Propel Fitness Water)

Supper
8 oz. cream of tomato soup made with skim milk/Lactaid

Evening Fluids
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk with sugar-free hot cocoa
8 oz. water
 

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Breakfast
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk with sugar-free hot cocoa

Morning Fluids
8 oz. diluted cranberry juice (4 oz water and 4 oz juice)
8 oz. decaf tea with skim milk/artificial sweetener (as desired)

Lunch
8 oz. Healthy Request cream of chicken soup made with water (1 scoop unflavored Unjury added after heating)

Afternoon Fluids
½ cup sugar-free jello
8-12 oz. Crystal Light

Supper
8 oz. milk/water with 1 scoop Vanilla Unjury

Evening Fluids
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk with no added sugar instant breakfast
12 oz. flavored water
 

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Breakfast
8 oz. light yogurt with 2 tablespoons dry skim milk powder

Morning Fluids
8 oz. herbal decaf tea (with skim milk/artificial sweetener as desired)
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk with no added sugar instant breakfast

Lunch
8 oz. Chicken Soup Unjury with water

Afternoon Fluids
12 oz. Fruit20
8 oz. beef broth

Supper
8 oz. EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control Protein drink

Evening fluids
2-3 sugar-free popsicles
8 oz. skim/Lactaid milk with sugar-free hot cocoa
 

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The following menus are just a guide. Please take the liberty of trying other high protein drinks that have been approved by your surgical weight loss dietitian. Use the list of protein drinks below for ideas.


Liquid Protein

The following liquid protein drinks* will be acceptable for 2 weeks before surgery:

  • Skim, 1%, or Lactaid milk
  • No Added Sugar Instant Breakfast
  • Strained Cream Soup (low-Fat such as Healthy Request by Campbell’s)
  • Soy Milk (plain only)
  • Yogurt/Greek Yogurt (must be light)
  • No Added Sugar Hot Cocoa, made with skim or 1% milk
  • Atkins Drink (only one/day)
  • AdvantEdge Carb Control
  • AdvantEdge Protein Powder
  • Unjury protein powder with skim/1% milk (a sample can be given to you at 1:1 dietitian appointment)
  • High Protein Drinks (approved by your surgical weight loss dietitian)
  • Tomato Soup, made with skim or 1% milk
  • Homemade custard, made with a sugar substitute (example: splenda)
  • High Protein Slim Fast
*The availability of these items changes frequently. Do your homework ahead of time to locate the acceptable products and try them before surgery. Should you have questions about the appropriateness of a product that is not on this list, ask your surgical weight loss dietitian at your individual appointment. Make sure to provide your dietitian with either the container or nutrition information (serving size, grams of protein, fat and carbohydrate) for review.
 

Protein Powders

If protein powders are used to make high protein shakes they must be sugar free, low in carbohydrates and low in fat. Remember, more protein is not always best. It is important to meet your protein needs, but exceeding your needs is not recommended.

Here are some guidelines for a protein powder:

• Less than 4 grams of carbohydrate/serving
• Less than 3 grams of fat/serving
• Whey protein source* (usually around 15-20 grams protein/serving)

Guidelines for Ready-to-Drink Protein Drinks:

• Whey protein source*
• Aim for 15-20 grams protein (as with protein powders, more may not always be best)
• Less than 3 grams of fat per serving
• Less than 20 grams of carbohydrate per serving

*Whey protein (a product of milk) is a more complete protein source than soy or other plant protein sources. Choose high protein liquids made with whey protein unless you have an allergy or dietary restriction that would cause you to require alternative protein sources. Please let your bariatric dietitian know if you are unable to use whey protein products so they can help you choose appropriate alternatives.

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Breakfast

  • 8 ounce high protein drink


Morning Fluids

  • 4-8 oz high protein drink*
  • 8 oz sugar-free non-carbonated fluid


Lunch

  • 8 ounce high protein drink


Afternoon Fluids

  • 4-8 oz high protein drink*
  • 8 oz sugar-free non-carbonated fluid


Supper

  • 8 ounce high protein drink


Evening Fluids

  • 16 oz fluid-sugar-free non-carbonated

* If the protein drink has less than or equal to 170 calories you may have 8 oz (ie skim milk, light yogurt smoothie); if the protein drink has greater than 170 calories limit to 4 oz (i.e. Unjury shake, Atkins shakes)

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Please Note

Due to the individual healthcare needs of persons that have had surgical weight loss procedures with or without other healthcare concerns, please consult your physician to determine whether the menus on this website are suitable before using them. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is not responsible for adverse effects caused by the improper use of the information provided on this website.