The Pre Surgery Diet Procedure


It’s important to follow a special diet before undergoing the slimming surgery. The little loss of extra weight helps to:
•    Reduce the size of the liver.
•    Reduce the amount of water, fats, and sugar stored in the liver.
•    Reduce health problems that might happen after the surgery.
•    Recover quickly after the surgery.
•    Lose weight healthily.

To help achieve good results, follow these steps in the preparatory stage before the surgery:
•    Divide the portions of food and fluids for the whole day.
•    Drink at least two liters of fluids per day.
•    Stop smoking and drinking alcoholic drinks.
•    Take vitamins and minerals daily.
•    If you suffer from diabetes, consult your physician to reduce the amount of medicine because eating less food, your body doesn’t need the same amount of medicine per day.

1. Elements of the Preparatory Diet:
•    The preparatory diet is usually with little amounts of calories, starches, and lipids. It contains balanced amounts of protein.
•    This system depends on limited amounts of all types of foods to provide a balanced diet with fewer calories.

You can take the daily portions for these meals as used in the following table:

Diet program

Notice: Suggested diet for one day:
•    Breakfast: 2 toasts (1 – starches) + 2 soft creamy lite cheese (1 – meats) + 1 small tomato (1 – vegetables)
•    Snack: 1 apple (1 – fruits)
•    Lunch: ½ cup of cooked vegetables (1 – vegetables) + ¾ roasted chicken breast (3 – meats) + 1 small baked potato (1 – starches)
•    Snack: 1 small banana (1 – fruits) + fat free fruit yoghurt (1 – dairy products)
•    Dinner: 1 small plate of salads (1 – vegetables) + 60 grams of lite Feta cheese (2 – meats) + 1 teaspoon of olive oil (1 – oils) + 6 tablespoons of corn (1 – starches)
•    Snack: 1 cup of fat free (skimmed) milk (1 – dairy products)

2. The Participation of the Alternative Meal “Food Supplements” with the Preparatory Diet:
Most often, these products are kinds of powder added to it skimmed milk or water. It contains complete nutrition needed by the body that can be taken as follows:
a. The alternative meal only: when a person needs to take four portions of the “alternative meal” through the day, in addition to drinking water only.
b. The alternative meal with regular meals: in this case the person takes two “alternative meals” in addition to one lite regular main meal. So the diet would be as follows:
* Breakfast: alternative meal
* Snack: 4 apricots (1 – fruits)
* Lunch: salad plate (1 – vegetables) + 90 grams of canned tuna with water (3 – meats) + 1 teaspoon of olive oil (1 – oils) + 8 tablespoons of pasta (2 – starches)
* Dinner: alternative meal