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Dietary plans for before and after surgical weight loss

Two weeks before surgery. all surgical weight loss patients follow a Phase 2A meal plan. This high protein full liquid diet will allow you to lose body fat while preserving your muscle mass, which is the powerhouse of the body. This diet helps you avoid excess hunger while on the diet.

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Two weeks after surgery, all sleeve and gastric bypass patients follow a Phase 2B meal plan. This diet will help decrease nausea after surgery and continues to offer a liquid plan that provides a good source of protein. 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.

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Video series presented by Valerie Curtis, MS, RD, LD, bariatric dietitian for Northern Light Surgical Weight Loss

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