Nutrition for Post-Operative Body Lift (Sample Menu #5) - Pescatarian Diet

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


A pescatarian diet is one where a person avoids poultry and red meat. A pescatarian may or may not consume eggs and milk products. This sample menu will include eggs and milk products. Generally, depending on the intensity of the surgery, a person requires 1.2-1.5 grams of protein/kg body weight and about 20-25 calories/kg body weight per day. For a 160 lb person (about 73 kg) who has had a body lift, the daily recommended intake post-operatively is 1500-1800 calories and 88-110 grams protein/day. This menu will provide about 1700-1800 calories and 100 grams of protein per day. Please note that calorie and protein restrictions are not recommended after surgery, especially one as involved as a body lift, as you will need the calories and protein to recover and heal from your surgery.


Cheese Omelet

Items Calories Protein (g)

1 large egg

70 6

¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

110 2

¼ cup skim milk

21 2

¼ cup diced tomatoes


1 tsp olive oil


1 slice 7-grain bread

80 3

1 Tbsp light spreadable butter


Mid Morning Snack

Items Calories Protein (g)

2 Tbsp almond butter

202 5

Celery sticks (2 stalks)

20 1


Items Calories Protein (g)

¼ cup canned tuna in water

50 11

1 Tbsp mayonnaise


2 slices 7 grain bread

160 6

1 cup skim milk

86 8

½ cup fresh pineapple slices


Afternoon Snack

Items Calories Protein (g)

1 can smoked oysters in cottonseed oil

170 14

6 Milton multi-grain crackers

140 2


Items Calories Protein (g)

3 oz cooked wild Atlantic salmon

153 22

½ cup cooked whole wheat spaghetti noodles

86 4

½ cup steamed asparagus

19 2

1 Tbsp light spreadable butter for pasta


Evening Snack

Items Calories Protein (g)

1 mozzarella string cheese

80 7

1 medium apple


Total Calories Protein (g)
1821 100

For a more individualized diet plan and nutrition monitoring, please contact Dr. J. Timothy Katzen’s office to schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.