Regular, high protein, low carbohydrate
- Pinkie nail-sized bites
- Chew to applesauce consistency
- Keep meats tender and moist
- Utilize the "plate method"
- Consume at least 64 ounces of fluids daily
Include a variety of fruits and veggies in your diet for fiber. Use caution with stringy veggies like celery. Consider peeling skin off produce.
Protein is priority, and starches like pasta and rice expand in your stomach. Cook rice and pasta thoroughly and then allow to sit in water until very soggy.
Use caution with "slider" foods such as crackers, popcorn, pretzels, etc.
*Keep moist. Try dark meat or cook white meat in broth.
**Use caution with stringy meatsl like roast beef.
***See pre-op packet for a complete list.