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It's almost time for me to go to the full liquid stage of my post op diet! I'd like to hear some ideas from you guys as I have no clue what to get at the grocery store.

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I used GNC unflavored Protein Powder. I didn't find it changed the taste of anything i put it in. I put it in soy slender. It's in a carton not the fridge. I also love peanut butter/chocolate why gourmet that you order from Netrition.com - The Internet's Premier Nutrition Superstore!. There are many Soups you can put in a blender. I used the low sodium cream of chicken. There are a lot of things you can try once you move to full liquids.< /strong>

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Day 11 thru 20 ( full liquids )

Cream soups

Yogurt

Jello-O

Boiled pureed fruit ( example apple, pear) applesauce

Watermelon, papaya or melon in small pieces

Low fat milk 1 or 2%

Water, Propel, tea

Soy beverages

Sugar free pudding

Protein shakes and Protein powders mixed with milk

Frozen sf pudding is like eating ice cream. I also made egg drop Soup with tofu - it was very tasty.

If you're going to eat a lot of soup, it is probably best to get the low sodium so you don't retain any Water. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

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I thought the cream of chicken was great. I also found a potato cheddar Soup at the grocery store that was delicious. I had to put it through the blender first, to liquify the little chunks of potato. It was actually so good, my family was eating it too.

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Now the potato cheddar Soup sounds good! Do you remember the brand? Was it one in a can? Oh, my mouth is watering now! :drool5:

I thought I could boil my own potatoes & add in some cheese and then put it through the blender. I guess I just need to make sure it's liquid enough, right? The consistency should be of such that it could be drank through a straw???

I'm just terrified of having something that I shouldn't & then it causing problems...or worse...a leak! :scared0:

I think I really need to find an unflavored Protein powder to add to my food. I've tried unjury & didn't like it...too much of a bad smell. I guess I'll try to one at GNC as someone else here as mentioned.

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I cannot remember the name, it wasn't in a can, it was in a bag. I have to go by Publix on my way home from work tonight. I will try and remember to go down the Soup aisle and get the name for you.

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Thanks! I've seen a potato Soup in a bag...I bet it's the same one. I'll have to look next time I go to the grocery store.

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I just had my first full liquids "meal". It was about four spoonfuls of greek yogurt. I added some honey. I'm full now.

I'm also planning on watermelon pieces (chewed well) and Soup. Trader Joe's has a selection of creamed Soups that look good. I got a Stonyfield Farm's drinkable yogurt and I'm definitely going to do smoothies, too.

I'm feeling pretty great after that yogurt. Maybe I'm not lactose intolerant? I was worried about that - because people talk about that happening even if you weren't lactose intolerant before.

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I was a huge milk drinker, I really love it. But, I am one of the unfortunate ones who have become lactose intolerant since my surgery.

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I made lots of Soup when I was on full liquids so that I could put in the nutrition I needed. I used lots of lentils, tons of fresh vegies, herbs like basil for flavouring, tins of tomatoes etc. I also put some meat and Pasta in there, blended it all up and thinned it with more stock to a consistency I could handle. That way I had the Protein, vegies and a little bit of carbs in there and I felt much better than living on processed liquidy crap like popsicles and pudding.

I also made fresh fruit smoothies with milk and liquidy things like apricots and peaches canned in natural juice, I'd throw in a weetbix for some fibre or some natural bran. Milk has quite a bit of Protein in it, you dont really need the Protein powder as well unless you particularly like it - I dont like the artificial sweet taste of them.

Um, what else did I have - a glass of V8 a day for another serve or two of vegies, greek yogurt, prune juice. And lots of Water.

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I made lots of Soup when I was on full liquids so that I could put in the nutrition I needed. I used lots of lentils, tons of fresh vegies, herbs like basil for flavouring, tins of tomatoes etc. I also put some meat and Pasta in there, blended it all up and thinned it with more stock to a consistency I could handle. That way I had the Protein, vegies and a little bit of carbs in there and I felt much better than living on processed liquidy crap like popsicles and pudding.

I also made fresh fruit smoothies with milk and liquidy things like apricots and peaches canned in natural juice, I'd throw in a weetbix for some fibre or some natural bran. Milk has quite a bit of Protein in it, you dont really need the protein powder as well unless you particularly like it - I dont like the artificial sweet taste of them.

Um, what else did I have - a glass of V8 a day for another serve or two of vegies, greek yogurt, prune juice. And lots of Water.

WOW - sure wish I'd asked this question weeks ago - you've given me some great ideas on how to get in my protein - even though I am on "mushies" and will be for another 6 weeks, I am still struggling with the protein as I can't eat very much at a time ...THANKS again - I will be grocery shopping this weekend for sure! I think the lack of protein has fogged my brain and it isn't firing on all cylinders. Everything you said makes perfect sense.

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Jachut always has some really good ideas. Wish I would have seen this when I was going through my liquids phase too!

Vegas, why are you on mushies for another six weeks?

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I'm lactose intolerant and never have had any trouble with yogurt. I bought Campbells cheddar potatoe Soup and it was great. I also liked the Tomato Soup and the cream of chicken too.
What brand Tomato soup did you use? I love tomato soup, but I think it has some added sugars, no? I'm making my shopping list now!!!

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