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Just a quick question! Has anyone here experienced any problems with Pasta? I haven't tried it yet and it's on my list as foods that may be problematic (had problems with it when I was banded but that was with it not 'going down' very well). I seem to be able to tolerate most things now but I have made a lasagne for tea and am unsure as to whether or not to give it a go! Decisions, decisions....should I do it???

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Well I have eaten a very small portion and I am fine so far but there was quite a lot of Tomato and cheese sauce to aid its passage! That's why I haven't had too much as the sauce is a bit fattening with the rest is fairly healthy! Not sure how I would go on with Pasta on it's own - not that I have it on it's own all that often anyway lol!

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I have to be careful with Pasta as I will think I'm done and later it expands and is painful. Sometimes it lumps up too.

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I have eaten a few bites of macaroni and cheese. I didn't experience anything negative from the Pasta. I didn't have very much, and chewed the heck out of it. I used to live on macaroni and cheese with ranch style Beans. So, I caved one day and made it. It took me forever to eat the tiny amount, but I didn't have any issues.

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I've been really hesitant about trying Pasta or rice ... I've had a few bites - I mean like 2 or 3 and chewed the heck out of it and I didn't seem to have any problems with it, but I haven't sat down and had an entire meal involving pasta -- and not sure I will anytime soon.

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Tried angel hair Pasta, about 1/4 cup w/marina meat sauce. Ugh, I just didn't like it at all, stomach didn't like it. Then I tried about 1/4 c mac & cheese, pureed it, went down great, even tasted ok...

Bread is another issue. It lumps up and feels like a block in my esophagus.

But, Wasa Crisp is wonderful, crispy and only 35 calories per slice, w/light mayo and sliced low fat cheese and red onion...heaven..

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Tried angel hair Pasta, about 1/4 cup w/marina meat sauce. Ugh, I just didn't like it at all, stomach didn't like it. Then I tried about 1/4 c mac & cheese, pureed it, went down great, even tasted ok...

Bread is another issue. It lumps up and feels like a block in my esophagus.

But, Wasa Crisp is wonderful, crispy and only 35 calories per slice, w/light mayo and sliced low fat cheese and red onion...heaven..

To me, bread is wasted calories/carbs. Wasa Crisps are great, although I could do without the red onions!

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I eat a fair bit of Pasta and rice, just be careful with portion sizes, as it can get a bit uncomfortable if you overdo it!

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Yes I was going to say the same. I have had a bit of Pasta (the lasagne with all the sauce)-that was ok, and I have had rice a couple of times and had different reactions. If I limit myself to one spoonful with a bit of chilli, curry, etc. I am fine. When I had too much a few weeks ago I felt really ill. I haven't tried bread yet and haven't really missed it to be honest. I had a bit of toast with a poached egg and that was ok but haven't attempted a sandwich or anything yet.

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My family is big on Pasta, so we have a fair amount of it. I am just careful to eat half of what I would eat in a non-pasta meal because it does swell up inside and you can be pretty uncomfortable if you are not careful.

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I had some kind of shrimp noodle salad yesterday at work and felt really sick afterwards, even though I ate only about two or three tablespoons of it. I blamed the mushrooms but could have been the noodles, then? But that's just fine with me: I have lived without bread, Pasta and noodles for a year and lost a lot of weight, so I can live without them still. It's truly empty calories, and a lot of them, so I'm really happy if they make me nauseous :(

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Everyone says that Pasta will expand but I am confused why we don't feel it expand when we are not sleeved, I am just wondering cause I am not sleeved yet and doing as much research as possible. Just trying to learn what to expect

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It could be that the sleeved part of the stomach is tougher and doesn't stretch like the old stomach could.

I agree. But, I wanted to throw out there that now I'm 6 months out, and most pastas work great for me. Lasagna is really good, and while I don't eat much Pasta, but it does give a nice change to the daily menu.

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