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Ok, friends I just got the great news that I'm cleared to start eating "real food" again! Yay, yay, yay! *happy dance* But, I have no idea what I want to eat or where to start with. I know I want to ease into eating things just as I have through this whole process, but I'm not sure where to begin, and its a week until I get to see my NUT. I really don't have a craving for anything particular, and I want to hang on to that feeling as I start eating healthy solid food again. But, whats a good first meal?

I've been eating cheeses, and egg salad, Peanut Butter and other soft foods for a bit now, so I'm past that place.

Suggestions! And one more time, yay!

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Hi! I would try chicken (thighs or breast - just make sure to dip the breast in something to moisten it up a bit), salmon (and other fish), shrimp and lean ground turkey. :)

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chicken or a roast in a slow cooker? Makes the meat so moist and easy to chew! That is going to me in a week also....I'm really not "craving" anything either...potroast sounds good to me though..yummm...good luck!

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Ok' date=' friends I just got the great news that I'm cleared to start eating "real food" again! Yay, yay, yay! *happy dance* But, I have no idea what I want to eat or where to start with. I know I want to ease into eating things just as I have through this whole process, but I'm not sure where to begin, and its a week until I get to see my NUT. I really don't have a craving for anything particular, and I want to hang on to that feeling as I start eating healthy solid food again. But, whats a good first meal?

I've been eating cheeses, and egg salad, Peanut Butter and other soft foods for a bit now, so I'm past that place.

Suggestions! And one more time, yay![/quote']

I'm so jealous. I still have 1 more week of liquid and then weeks 2-4 purée ughhh.

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My first meal was ground turkey with burilla Pasta I measure it in a 1/2 cup the turkey had protien and so did the pasta which was a good in take. good luck Remember protien first at all times.

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I'm so jealous. I still have 1 more week of liquid and then weeks 2-4 purée ughhh.

You'll make it! And for me, once I got on mushies everything got better. I didn't miss eating as much, and could have something other than sweet Protein drinks all the time.

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Thanks for the great suggestions! :P

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I start this Thursday. I'am going to try and eat like I did before....clean ....just more calories. Protein first then veggies and fruit then carbs. I know I'll have a little somethin, somethin from time to time, but I don't want to undo everything I just went through.

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Oh I forgot to add. We are told no red meat for 6 months to a year! Man I miss cheeseburgers!

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Oh I forgot to add. We are told no red meat for 6 months to a year! Man I miss cheeseburgers!

I was told this BUT can do ground beef now....so I have plenty of burgers!! I live alone and there are nights I will go to Wendy's, get a cheeseburger with mustard, remove the bun, and eat!

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Oh I forgot to add. We are told no red meat for 6 months to a year! Man I miss cheeseburgers!

I'm lucky in this department, I'm not a beef fan. Before I only ate poultry and some fish (but I'm super picky with fish, really not a seafood fan).

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I was not told no red meat just see what I can handle so far nothing had bothered me I can eat steak, burgers have not tried bread, Pasta, rice or potato. No sweets either I am 4 months out down 58lbs.

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I'm lucky in this department, I'm not a beef fan. Before I only ate poultry and some fish (but I'm super picky with fish, really not a seafood fan).

Yeah I'm real picky about seafood too. Beef, even though I miss having a hamburger, it's just not worth it to have right now. The Doctors said that it's very hard to digest and that's why they want us to wait. I know it's healthier not have too.

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I think where I am strugglng since I'm fresh into eating again, is all the substituions I know of for carbs, generally invovle raw veggies and I'm still intimidated to try those. So far I've only have some turkey and chicken. Normally, I'm really good at food stuffs... but I'm feeling lost in the trying to learn how to eat balenced in the beginning. Otherwise, I'm eating the same foods I've been eating on mushies, just not as mushy. Last night dinner was, fat free refried Beans, a little melted cheese, half a 100 cal wholly guacamole, and a squirt of taco bell's mild sauce (my boyfriend stole some packets for me hehe).

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I knew exactly what I wanted as my first solid, real food and that was crab legs. They are my very favorite thing, so thats what I had. Thankfully they are also really easy to eat.

Pick something high in protein!

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