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I was sleeved on April 12th and I am doing very well. I get my Protein in via Lean shakes and for dinner I eat chicken. My issue is that I am getting sick of chicken. All other meats don't seem to sit well with me. I am very good with bacon for some reason. :) I can also eat some nuts as a snack. While I was PMSing, Nutella and little pretzel stix were good too but I couldn't eat very many. The nutella seemed to hit the need for something sweet. My issue is that I don't like to make a "meal" becasue I can't eat much of it. I cook two chicken breasts and then take 2ounces at a time and mix with some lomein or I just eat it plain. So, what are you all eating and how much? I need ideas.

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I'm not eating lomein (noodles, right?) or most other carbs.

I still do a lot of chicken, crock pot pork or beef. I adore Beans now. I have a mini crock pot and will cook up one dry cup of Beans in that. It makes three or four servings for me. Beans are pretty high in Protein and they are moist enough to pair with a couple of ounces of almost any meat. I like boiled eggs (1 is a meal), so I'll boil six of them and eat them instead of Protein Bars or as Snacks.

One thing I've found that is really good is to cook 5 or 6 chicken wing pieces in the toaster oven. That's a full meal, sometimes a little too much. I use about a tablespoon of fat free ranch dressing to dip them in and they are really good.

I don't do many shakes now, although I keep some in the fridge to grab if I'm in a hurry. :)

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The lomein is mostly for taste for the chicken. To be honest, I rarely eat the noodles...I think I do it more to have it look more like a meal. I really like Beans, but I don't know how to make them. I wanted to make some re-fried beans but to be honest, I'm a little scared. I will try the eggs as well. Thanks for the info. Any crock pot ideas to try?

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I was sleeved 4/9 and am pretty much eating what I want. I still have a Protein shake in the morning. I'm not eating rice, bread or Pasta, and maybe only a bite of a potato. Last night I grilled salmon, and grilled eggplant, zucchini and mushrooms on skewers. I got about 2oz of my salmon down and one piece of each veggie. Had the other 2oz of salmon a few hours later. This week I've had trout, shrimp, diced ham, rotisserie chicken and shredded pork as Protein sources. I haven't tried steak yet but maybe soon. The only thing that hasn't agreed with me post surgery is eggs. I've tried three times and felt nauseated each time. Go figure.

I love to cook and it has been a wee bit frustrating to spend time and effort on the meal and then take just a few bites, but I'd still rather cook than eat processed food. I just put some country style pork ribs in the slow cooker for dinner tonight. They should be super tender and easy to eat tonight.

Good luck, it does get easier!

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Hello,

This is my first post and I will be having surgery on Thursday, 6/21/12. This pre-op diet is giving me extreme headaches.

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You are going through withdraw from all the carbs, sugars and processed foods. I had a horrible headache for about four days. I found that Excedrin worked best for me. It never fully went away, but it did get better. Best of luck to you. In two months you won't even remember the headaches. :)

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The lomein is mostly for taste for the chicken. To be honest' date=' I rarely eat the noodles...I think I do it more to have it look more like a meal. I really like Beans, but I don't know how to make them. I wanted to make some re-fried Beans but to be honest, I'm a little scared. I will try the eggs as well. Thanks for the info. Any crock pot ideas to try?[/quote']

Beans are really easy and you don't have to start with dry. Get canned black, great northern, kidney beans. Mix them with a little bit of chicken broth. Add salsa. I also add herbs and spices like cumin or oregano. Heat up and top with cheese like Monterey jack or goat cheese. Really yummy!

Also, I bought Jennie o's Turkey Pot Roast. It's a heat in the micro and feeds me for several meals. High in Protein and tastes awesome. I found it in the mart section of the supermarket. Ask your grocer where to find it. Good luck!

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I have been reading the book "Before and After" by Susan Maria Leach. She has a ton of great recipes in there that fit our nutritional needs and desire for taste! I started making some of her recipes before my surgery because they sounded good. Even if you can only eat chicken, it sounds like you need some variations on the chicken to make it interesting. She has even made fish sound appealing to me, and I am NOT a big fan of fish. I just started my pureed phase today. I had egg salad made with some low fat mayonaise, salt and pepper. It was so nice to get away from a Protein shake or soup!

I hope you find some yummy things to shake things up!

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Newfoundlove is right, you don't have to start with dry. I use dried Beans because I like them better than canned. If you're going to make Beans in the crockpot from dried, here is how:

Wash and sort your dried beans to make sure there is no dirt or rocks in the beans. Place the beans in the crock pot with onion, seasoning to your taste EXCEPT SALT, salt and/or Tomato will keep your beans from getting soft. I always add a frozen chicken breast or other piece of meat at this point, then I add Water. I do it on a 3:1 ratio of Water to beans. Turn the crockpot on medium, put the lid on and then leave it alone.

When I'm doing this, I am usually leaving home by 7:30 in the morning and coming back sometime around 5 or 6 pm, so the beans cook undisturbed all day. By the time I get home, everything is soft and yummy. If I want to add salt or tomato, I do it when I get home.

Refried beans are easy, too. Do pinto beans as shown above, leaving out the meat. Let them cook until the beans are soft, then drain the water from them. It helps if you have a cast Iron skillet, but you can do this in a regular pot as well. Melt a little lard/shortening (about 1 tablespoon) in the pan, then add the soft pinto beans to the pan. Immediately start crushing the beans with the back of a fork or a potato masher. You don't need high heat, but you may need a little more moisture, water or chicken broth is fine. I add it a tablespoon at a time. It might take 5 minutes total to create refried beans from precooked dried beans, not a long process. I add onion powder/onions, garlic, black pepper to mine. If your sleeve handles spicy well, you can add chili powder, jalapenos, or any other hot seasoning you like. I used to love hot sauce or salsa mixed into my refried beans.

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You are going through withdraw from all the carbs, sugars and processed foods. I had a horrible headache for about four days. I found that Excedrin worked best for me. It never fully went away, but it did get better. Best of luck to you. In two months you won't even remember the headaches. :)

I didn't think we were allowed Excedrin post-op? My doctor told me Tylenol only.

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I have been reading the book "Before and After" by Susan Maria Leach. She has a ton of great recipes in there that fit our nutritional needs and desire for taste! I started making some of her recipes before my surgery because they sounded good. Even if you can only eat chicken' date=' it sounds like you need some variations on the chicken to make it interesting. She has even made fish sound appealing to me, and I am NOT a big fan of fish. I just started my pureed phase today. I had egg salad made with some low fat mayonaise, salt and pepper. It was so nice to get away from a Protein shake or soup!

I hope you find some yummy things to shake things up![/quote']

I've made tons of her recipes! I love the shrimp salad, and I've made several of her fish recipes and they've all been delicious. The cottage cheese pancakes are also very very good.

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I didn't think we were allowed Excedrin post-op? My doctor told me Tylenol only.

You are correct. Sorry. I wasn't thinking. Tylonal only. I am not sure why I think I took Excedrin. LOL

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