Nutrition Resources

After weight loss surgery, patients slowly introduce liquids and solid foods according to a four stage process. The stages of the diet are:

  • Stage 1: Full Liquids
  • Stage 2: Pureed
  • Stage 3: Mechanical Soft
  • Stage 4: Solid Foods

At each new stage, both the amount and texture of the allowed foods will change. At each stage, Mercy’s dietitians provide help and support to make each person's journey towards better health as satisfying as possible.

In addition to the helpful resources shown below, Mercy offers other support as you progress through your weight loss journey. Our dietitians have helped thousands of patients make the lifestyle changes that lead to long-term success, and they can help you too.

You may also want to join our support groups. You'll find lots of people who understand what you're going through. Many friendships are formed from these groups as you work together on lifestyle changes and journey together towards better health. Talk to your bariatric coordinator to learn about groups in your area."