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This post op diet is a transition period from clear liquids to solids in a
Food Journal & Portion Sizes
It is a good idea to keep track of what you are eating, drinking, and how much exercise you are getting. There is a huge variety of apps that you can download for free. These apps will help you keep track of all calories consumed, give you ideas for what to eat, help with meal planning, track your exercise, and keep track of how much water and fluids you are consuming. Most of them are free, but you can upgrade to an app with more options for a small fee. The simple free ones usually work just fine.
Macronutrients & Micronutrients
The composition of the post-surgery diet is essential to meeting your nutritional needs. It is important to understand the two different types of nutrients. Macronutrients consist of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; micronutrients consist of vitamins and minerals.
Wound care is one of the most important aspects of post-surgery care, and it is actually pretty simple. You can use sterile gauze, medical tape for sensitive skin, Curad, Nexcare, or generic bandages for sensitive skin.
What to Pack
You want to pack light. Pack like you are going away for a 3-day weekend, because you will be in the hospital for two days.
The following is a list of suggested items to bring with you to Tijuana:
Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
With this tasty and nutritious tomato basil soup, you can have unlimited portions on the pre-op diet, and it only takes 10 minutes to make.
Medical Dermal Adhesive – Dermabond
You will have dissolvable stitches under the skin, so Dermabond is not mandatory but rather a nice convenience.
What is an incentive spirometer? Once you are back in your room after surgery, you
Eggroll Soup Recipe
This Sacred Heart Soup recipe has helped to make the pre-op diet much easier. You may have this soup in unlimited quantities. Remember that you must count the ounces of lean protein and limit to 6 oz for women and 8 oz for men daily.
Clear Liquid Diet
A clear liquid diet helps maintain adequate hydration, provides important electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, and will give you energy. You must follow a clear liquid diet 3 days before your surgery and for the first 5 to 7 days post-surgery. I