Surgery food prep

Hello, I’m having surgery on Friday and trying to get some ideas on food prep I should start. Any ideas?


  • 88AViva
    88AViva Posts: 490 Member
    Hi 👋🏼
    I would suggest something light, with lighter flavours (not heavily seasoned food) as well. Vegetable or chicken soup with rice porridge. Or a mild tasting stew with bread. Grilled chicken or fish is always a safe option. If you are vegetarian / vegan.... Vegetable stews and soups are okay and replace the meats with eggplant or potatoes.
    Hope all goes well with your surgery🌼
  • wilson10102018
    wilson10102018 Posts: 1,306 Member
    Constipation is a common consequence of surgery. Expect it and plan accordingly.
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 28,258 Member
    Whatever it is, I'd recommend that it add up to maintenance calories, or close to that, for at least the first couple of weeks to a month after surgery. Adequate calories and good nutrition help with healing and recovery.

    I kept at a calorie deficit after relatively non-intrusive surgery (laparoscopic gallbladder removal), and came to regret it. (Healed OK, fortunately, but got weak/fatigued.) Talk with your medical team. IMO, the immediate period post-surgery is not a great time to aggressively pursue weight loss.
  • paperpudding
    paperpudding Posts: 8,261 Member
    I guess it depends what the surgery is.

    I thought at first you meant WLS but that would be quite specific and you would be under care of a dietician or such like - or at least have post op instructions.

    When I had a hemi -thyroidectomy in 2016 (relatively major surgery) I just ate small amounts afterward until I felt like eating more - didnt eat or not eat anything in particular
    and softish foods - lasagne etc rather than steak and crunchy veggies, for about a week - but that was specific to throat surgery
  • booksandchocolate12
    booksandchocolate12 Posts: 1,741 Member
    Just popping in to say that I read the title of your post as “Sugary food prep” and I thought it was going to be about cookies.

    Good luck with your surgery!