Reset Diet

The reset diet mimics your immediate post-surgery diet by breaking your diet into stages. The purpose of a reset diet is to help patients gain control of their unhealthy eating habits and to help them kick start their weight loss after experiencing weight regain or weight plateaus by restricting the amount and types of food you eat.

The reset diet Does not… The reset diet Does…

·‘Reset’ your body or shrink your stomach (your stomach has already been permanently modified)

·Totally eliminate your cravings for carbs and sweet/salty foods

·Provide you with a “quick fix” or result in rapid weight loss



·‘Reset’ your behaviors

·Break the pattern of off-track eating

·Reinforce bariatric nutrition and diet rules by prioritizing protein

·Increase your awareness of intake and frequency


The reset diet consists of 3 stages. Follow each stage for the recommended timeframe in coordination with the following bariatric lifestyle guidelines.

  • Drink 64 ounces sugar-free, non-carbonated, non-caffeinated fluids daily. Eliminate all soda and high sugar beverages, including juice, sweet tea, sweetened coffee drinks, energy drinks, & regular lemonade
  • Consume minimum of 60-75 grams protein daily by consuming 15-30 gm of protein every 3-5 hours. 15 gm of protein should include less <10 gm of sugar and <5 gm of fat
  • 30 minutes of exercise most days above and beyond your daily activities


Stage 1: Liquid Protein

Follow for 5-10 days

  • Protein drinks/shakes
  • Low sugar / fat yogurts
  • Protein or cream soups
  • Puddings with protein powder


Stage 2: Full Protein

Follow for 1-2 weeks

  • Liquid Proteins as above
  • Non-breaded baked/ grilled/ broiled lean meats, poultry, seafood, tofu
  • Eggs
  • Cheese, cottage cheese
  • Beans, legumes
  • Protein cereals


Stage 3: Full Protein + vegetables/fruit

Follow for minimum of 2 weeks prior to re-introducing any other carbohydrates. 

  • Full Proteins
  • Non-starchy vegetables (no potatoes, corn, peas)
  • Fruit


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