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I was just reading the thread about "How Do You Get Your Protein" and it made me wonder about this. What foods do you eat now that you seldom or never ate before surgery?

For me, it's Protein drinks and Protein Bars. Pre-surgery, I'd have never considered eating/drinking either. I also have found myself eating a lot more seafood (shrimp and fish) and steak/beef than ever before.

In the other thread, I noticed that others seem to eat things that I wouldn't have considered before like cans of tuna and greek yogurt.

So, what new food habits have YOU picked up since surgery?

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I eat more cheese than I did pre-surgery. Pre-surgery I would have never considered chunks of cheese as a critical part of my lunch. :)

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I have always loved Peanut Butter. Pre-sleeve I always ate it with horrible guilt. Post-sleeve, I eat it with no guilt because it is a healthy Protein. By the nature of my tool, I am limited on how much I can eat. There are several things I can enjoy now just because I can no longer gorge myself on them. God bless the sleeve!! Kathe

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Beans and cottage cheese are two foods items I hated to eat and now love! Also Protein Shakes I had sometimes but now is a daily staple. Just ordered Protein bars really excited to try those.

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Protein Shakes, greek yogurt, refried beans/cheese with Pork rinds, string cheese. I ate alot of healthy foods but never considered these items.

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I've been a vegetarian for more than 8 years, but after surgery, to meet my Protein reqmts, I have started eating fish and chicken. Fish has become my fav source of protein.

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Cottage cheese, imitation crab meat, tuna, and cheese as a stand alone.

For Breakfast or lunch everyday I have just cheese. Prior to surgery, cheese was a condiment of sorts. Now it's the main course. Pre-op, I never even tasted cottage cheese or fake crab.

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chicken wings. I never ate them before because I didn't like meat with bones and they are messy. Now I eat them out a lot since they are small and high Protein. Also low carb. Plus I eat them so slow it is perfect.

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Greek yogurt for me! Even when I first tried it after surgery, I could barely choke it down. Now, I actually look forward to eating it! I kind of consider it my guilty pleasure (for some reason, don't know why)

I was hoping I would fall in love with cottage cheese.....but after several attempts, I just can't eat it! The texture/consistency really gets me

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