We’re committed to providing you with the very best cancer care, and your safety continues to be a top priority. This is just one more way of ensuring your safety and that of our staff. They need very little or no chewing at all to swallow. You can also blend or strain other foods to make them smoother. Liquids, such as broth, milk, juice, or water may be added to foods to make them easier to swallow. You can also speak with a dietitian in the Department of Food and Nutrition by calling Also, make sure that you drink plenty of liquids. Your goal should be to drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water a day. However, talk with your doctor or dietitian to find out if drinking more or less liquid would be right for you. Carbohydrates are starches and sugars. They should make up at least half of the calories you eat.
I recently met a married couple living at home, in their late 80s, who suddenly had to eat pureed food with nectar-thick liquids. His wife, an excellent cook, was struggling with what to fix him and how to do it. Maria wanted specific ideas for what to make as well as recommendations for tools. Although I understand the principles of making pureed food, and I gave her basic information, she wanted more. So I did some research, and we put her food processor to use during visits. Free download: Tips for pureeing food at home patient handout. Email subscribers, access in the Free Subscription Library.
Once you receive your surgeon’s okay to progress to foods with a thicker consistency after your bariatric surgery, you can begin pureeing your foods. Eat the protein portion of your meal first, and don’t forget your liquids between meals about 30 minutes after each meal. Liquid meal – If you’re having a liquid meal replacement, soup, or high protein shake. As you receive regular checkups after your bariatric surgery, your bariatric surgeon will advise you when to advance to the next phase of your diet. Find Care Now. Phase 2B: Pureed Food Diet for Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients Once you receive your surgeon’s okay to progress to foods with a thicker consistency after your bariatric surgery, you can begin pureeing your foods. Women: 50—60 grams of protein Men: 60—70 grams of protein Start taking your chewable vitamin supplement with minerals. Drink plenty of fluids, 48—64 ounces per day. Protein supplements Gastric Bypass Patients : Begin using protein supplements after each meal to meet your daily protein requirements. Liquids between meals Wait at least 30 minutes after each meal. Then consume an 8 ounce protein supplement or shake, followed by 16 ounces of sugar free, clear liquids.