Bariatric Surgery Shopping List

  • Powdered instant protein (no sugar, high protein)
  • Clear broth or bouillon (Knorrs seems to be the favorite broth – beef and chicken)
  • Juices unsweetened/no sugar added, 100% pure fruit without pulp. Suggestions: Ocean Spray 100, any health food store sells 100% juice. Always read your labels.
  • Sugar free, non-caloric beverages, light, diluted sports drink (Crystal Lite, Powerade, tea, Gatorade, herbal teas such as raspberry, lemon grass, mint, hibiscus)
  • Chewable multivitamin/mineral supplement with iron (children or adult). You will need a 4-6 week supply.
  • Sublingual vitamin B12 (Trader Joe sells one called Trader Darwin at $6-these dissolve in 5-10 seconds).
  • B Complex
  • Vitamin C 1000 mg (in increments of 500 mg)
  • Sugar free Carnation Instant Breakfast
  • Cream of Wheat/Malt O Meal
  • Sugar free Popsicles (Welch’s makes a good one), Snapple (Strawberry Kiwi or any of the fruit ones. No teas).
  • Dasani bottled water (contains Magnesium and Potassium)
  • Sugar free Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Tang
  • Diet Ice Botanical available at Costco
  • Glacial Fruit Water available at Henry’s (Boney’s) contains some electrolytes