The Pre-Op Diet
(order 1 month prior to surgery)
Now that you are getting closer to surgery, it is time to order your 2-week pre-op diet. The Relaunch™ website has a Pre-Op pack that consists of two containers of medical grade meal replacement to kick start your weight loss. Or order the Pre-Op/Post-op Combo pack to save shipping fees and have everything you need ready for your Pre-Op and Post-Op diet!
1200 Calorie Pre-Op Diet
Goal: 1200 calories, 60-80 grams of protein every day - lose 5% of starting weight.
Purpose: To shrink liver to ensure a safe operation.
Mandatory! Surgery can be cancelled if liver is too large to do surgery safely.
This diet consists mainly of high protein shakes or incorporating ReLaunch™ Meal Replacement into a variety of drinks or recipes. You can have meal replacement drinks or protein bars for any meal or snack when you are hungry. Once per day you are allowed to have an actual meal within the guidelines provided. For more information and recipes, see Pre-Op Guidelines.
Please feel free to contact Sheri Sellars, BSN, RN, our nurse educator at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of our dietitians with questions, concerns, or comments.