TIP: Most restaurants offer nutrition facts online. Look up some of your favorite food choices and see if there is something lower in calories, fat, and sugar that would be just as satisfying.


35 grams per day or less. Fat should be lower than protein per serving. Limit foods that have more fat than protein, such as bologna, salami, boudin, pepperoni, hot dogs, bacon, sausage, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, and full-fat dairy.

Serving Sizes 

Are usually less than most people think. Make sure you account for servings per container.


There is no precise measurement of calories after surgery, however, it is likely you will end up between 800-1200 calories per day. Use the Baritastic App to track your nutrition!


When eating starch, look for foods higher in FIBER, aiming for 25-38 grams daily.

% Daily Value 

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Do not focus on percentages, focus on grams of nutrients.


<50 net per day during starch free and 50-100 grams per day after 6 months OR remove all starches and automatically be low carb. See page 54.

Net Carbs = Total Carbs MINUS Fiber and Sugar Alcohols


Everything should be 5 grams or less of TO- TAL SUGAR (per serving) EXCEPT yogurt or fruit products, these should be less than 10 grams of sug- ar. All drinks should have 1 gram of sugar or less.

Don’t assume a product does not contain sugar. See Dumping Syndrome on page 44.


70-100 grams per day, 25-35 grams per meal. Look for products with more grams of PROTEIN than grams of sugar and fat. A GOOD source of protein has at least 8 g of protein per 100 calories.

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