Surgery food prep
Swimr1023 Posts: 1 Member
Hello, I’m having surgery on Friday and trying to get some ideas on food prep I should start. Any ideas?
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🌼1
Constipation is a common consequence of surgery. Expect it and plan accordingly.1
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.0
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 surgery0
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!0
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