Before the surgery, your surgeon may request you to lose about ten percent of your body weight. Lose weight before surgery may help you reduce the risks involved during the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure. Be physically active, plan before you eat, and monitor daily food intake can help you keep track with your weight loss goals.
2 Weeks Before Surgery
For about two weeks before surgery, your daily intake may involve fluids only. Follow your doctor’s instructions to maximize your pre-surgical weight loss results.
- Stay hydrated and drink at least 8 cups (64 oz.) of fluids daily
- Try to meet your daily protein goal (at least 60 grams/day)
- You may include protein-enrich beverages, as part of your daily diet. Simple recipe to make protein shake: mix 1 serving of protein powder with 6-8 oz. of water, nonfat milk, or nonfat yogurt. There are many different types of protein powder; some of them are made from whey, egg whites, and vegetables. Choose products that contain high in protein, low in carbohydrate, low in fat, and low in calories
- Cut back on soda, alcoholic, sugary beverages and foods