Phase 2B: High Protein Liquid Meal Plan

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

​The Phase 2B meal plan is to be followed by all sleeve and gastric bypass patients for the 2-3 weeks following surgery. This meal plan includes liquids that are a good source of protein. The protein will allow you to lose body fat while preserving your muscle mass, which is the powerhouse of the body. 

The protein goal for Phase 2B is lower than for Phase 2A. After surgery, your stomach volume will be smaller and you may feel less hungry, so a higher protein goal may not be reasonable to achieve. 

Protein Goal: 40-60 grams/day 
Fluid Goal: 6-8 cups liquid/day 

Breakfast
8 ounces chocolate Unjury with skim/1%/lowfat 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 ounces strained Healthy Request cream of chicken soup (made with skim/Lactaid milk)

Afternoon Fluids
8 oz skim/Lactaid milk
8 oz water

Supper
8 ounces 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 ounces Atkin’s shake (on ice or very cold)

Morning Fluids
8 oz flavored water
8 oz tea (with skim milk/artificial sweetener as desired)

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

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

Supper
8 ounces cream of tomato soup made with milk/Lactaid

Evening Fluids
8 oz water
8 oz Fruit20

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

Morning Fluids
8 oz decaf tea
8 ounces Fruit20

Lunch
8 ounces of Chicken Broth Unjury (made with water)

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

Supper
8 ounces Isopure (clear liquid protein drink)

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

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Breakfast
8 ounces 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 ounces Healthy Request Cream of Celery Soup (made with skim milk)

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

Supper
8 ounces 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 ounces High Protein Slim Fast

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

Lunch
8 ounces Chicken Soup Unjury made with water

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

Supper
8 ounces 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 ounces 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 ounces 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 ounces 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 ounces 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 ounces Chicken Soup Unjury with water

Afternoon Fluids
12 oz Fruit20
8 oz beef broth

Supper
8 ounces EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control protein drink

Evening fluids
2-3 sugar-free popsicles
8-12 oz decaf herbal tea (with skim milk/artificial sweetener as desired)

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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.