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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

041 Gastric Sleeve Stage 2 Diet

Morning. Morning. I hope you have been staying up on everything that has been happening around here lately. If not then feel free to read back a little to get caught up or to find out what the heck I am going on and on about :) Anyway, if you have been following Jimmy's journey then you have probably been wondering what exactly this Stage 2 diet I keep talking about really is. Well, today I am going to tell you!

Before I get into that, I wanted to stop and say a HUGE THANK YOU to my Mom (Janice) who came up and stayed with us for the whole first week after Jimmy's surgery. Mom being here took a ton of stress off me and allowed me to be able to go to work (since I have limited vacation time) and know that there would be someone at home to help Jimmy (and keep him in line :) . Things really would have been a whole lot harder without her around. Thanks, Mom! You are greatly appreciated and we couldn't have done it without you!

Mom and me enjoying our time together!

Jimmy's Post-Op Stage 2 Gastric Sleeve Surgery Diet

This includes everything that Jimmy was allowed during his Post-Op Stage 1 diet (Refresh Your Memory Here) plus the following foods/drinks:
  • Eggs (poached, steamed or scrambled & may add melted cheese for protein)
  • Cottage Cheese (nonfat or 1%)
  • Yogurt that does not have fruit chunks in it (must be no sugar added and have less than 20g Carbohydrates per serving)
  • Fat Free of Low Fat cream soup (strained--no chunks) or Fat Free Tomato soup
  • Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat (no sugar added and thinned with skim or 1% milk)
  • Sugar Free Pudding
  • Applesauce (no sugar added)
  • Mashed Potatoes, sweet or white (thinned with milk but may add melted cheese for extra protein)
  • Sugar free ice cream or frozen yogurt. Avoid sherbet.
  • Sugar free jello
  • Sugar free popsicles
  • Herbs, Spices, Salt, & Pepper
  • Creamy peanut butter (less than 5g of Sugar per serving & may be used in small amounts to add protein to foods such as oatmeal, yogurt, and/or protein drinks)
  • Protein drinks (a minimum of 15g Protein per serving and less than 20g Carbs per serving)
  • Powdered protein drinks may now be used.
  • Skim or 1% Milk
  • Soy Milk (less than 20g Carbohydrates per serving)
  • Tomato juice, V-8 juice, Diet V-8 Splash. Avoid V Fusion products
  • A Maximum of 4oz. Fruit Juice per day (100% juice with no sugar added)
Serving Size: 2 - 4 Tablespoons (1 - 2oz) of food, 3 - 4 times a day. NO MORE THAN 1/4c AT A TIME!

Duration: Follow this diet for Weeks 2, 3, & 4 following the surgery or until your doctor advises differently

Krystal and Dr. H said that Jimmy will move on to the Stage 3 Diet on December 16th barring any unforeseen issues. His One Month Post-Op appointment is scheduled for Thursday, December 27th.

*Please keep in mind that every surgical program is different. You need to follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Please consult your doctor before starting any new diet or weight loss program*


  1. Congrats Jimmy! You're doing so well!!!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Kari. And thank you for reading.