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Your bariatric program should have this for you. Every surgeon is different.

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Most surgeons have a pre-op diet they want you to follow immediately before surgery. If you're still a ways out and just looking for guidance on how to eat healthier leading up to that, I'd suggest reaching out to your surgeon/dietician and see what recommendations they have. A diet full of lean Proteins, fresh vegetables, and complex carbs is always a safe bet, but if you're looking for more tailored advice, best to contact your providers!

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My surgeon told me to stick to primarily Protein, then veggies, then grains, and last fruit. If I'm full on protein, stop there.

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