2 separate handouts on a comprehensive surgical nutrition plan that you can use for general surgeries.
General Pre-surgery nutrition (9 pages)
- what to eat before you have surgery to boost health and promote surgical outcomes
- 5 main components of nutrition to be consumed before surgery with examples of these foods and how to add them to what you eat.
- How to build your plate to maximize nutrition intake before surgery
- If you have to be on a clear liquid diet before surgery, here are the parameters for what to be drinking.
General Post-surgery nutrition (11 pages)
- an in-depth guide on what to eat after surgery
- if you need to start out with liquids after surgery, I have provided what is included in clear liquid, full liquid, and soft diet (low fiber) parameters to ease back into a regular diet.
- Tips to help with any side effects after surgery
- no appetite or no energy
- What to put on your plate if you do not have any diet restrictions to help with healing after surgery