Bariatric Foods

Knowing what bariatric foods to eat after gastric bypass, Lap-Band or other bariatric surgery is critical to ensuring that you: get proper nutrition, avoid digestive issues and achieve the lasting weight loss you desire. After surgery, you will have four or five diet phases in which you will transition from clear liquids, to full liquids, to pureed food (for gastric bypass food only) to soft/ moist food and finally to full foods.

The following are some recommended bariatric food choices for each phase. Sign up for the Bariatric Skinny Diet to get a fully-customized meal plan that provides all your post-bariatric surgery foods.

Good Bariatric Food Choices

  • Clear Liquid Phase
    • Broth
    • Unsweetened Juice (diluted half with water)
    • Sugar-Free Gelatin
    • Sugar-Free Non-Carbonated Drinks (tea, Crystal Light)
  • Full Liquid Phase
    • Unsweetened Applesauce
    • Cooked Cereal (oatmeal, etc.), Thin with Skim Milk
    • Sugar-Free Vanilla or Plain Yogurt
    • Blended Cream Soups
    • Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Full Foods Phase
    • Poultry
    • Fish
    • Lean Cuts of Pork or Ground Beef
    • Egg Whites
    • Low-Fat Cheeses
    • Yogurt
    • Dried Beans
    • Cooked Breakfast Cereal (oatmeal, grits, etc.)
  • Pureed Foods Phase (blend with fat-free liquid)
    • Lean Ground Meats
    • Beans
    • Fish
    • Beans
    • Yogurt
    • Soft Fruits and Vegetables
    • Cottage Cheese
  • Foods to Avoid for All Phases
    • Popcorn
    • Dried Fruits
    • Sodas and Carbonated Beverages
    • Granola
    • Tough Meats or Meats with Gristle
    • Refined Sugars (candy, ice cream, cakes, cookies, etc.)
    • Fatty and Fried Foods
  • Soft Moist Foods Phase
    • Foods from Pureed Foods Phase
    • Ground or Finely Diced Lean Meats
    • Canned or Soft, Fresh Fruit
    • Cooked Vegetables
    • Lentil Soup

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