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I would rather be doing "real food" at least a little. These Protein Shakes are getting hard to handle as well as Greek yogurts. I would love to have an egg for Breakfast and some cottage cheese for lunch. But then I get scared about going against what my dr recommends. Even so other people are allowed. I was just also given my Vitamin list that I should start now.

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I have to say I had about three tiny pieces of a scramble egg tonight and I was fine. But they were really tiny pieces. I guess I would have to eat a bit more of an egg to see if it agrees with me or not. But not allowed till week 5! Grrrrrr.

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I remember the first time I roasted garlic, my son came in the house and said

"mom why are you burning tires"

When I started on soft food, I could only eat about 3 bites, and I had to wait awhile in between them.

The ricotta bake is a good recipe for the soft stage.

take ricotta cheese and mix in an egg and mozzarella cheese and Parmesan if you like that. cover it with spaghetti sauce and bake it. yummy!

I made the ricotta bake the other night and added Ms. Dash Italian seasoning, and eggs to the ricotta mm mm good :) I can eat ground turkey I'm in the soft stage now, so I just browned the ground turkey, and added that to my spaghetti sauce and poured it over the ricotta and baked it.

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I remember the first time I roasted garlic' date=' my son came in the house and said

"mom why are you burning tires"

When I started on soft food, I could only eat about 3 bites, and I had to wait awhile in between them.

The ricotta bake is a good recipe for the soft stage.

take ricotta cheese and mix in an egg and mozzarella cheese and Parmesan if you like that. cover it with spaghetti sauce and bake it. yummy![/quote']

I am allowed ricotta cheese I think at week five. So if I were to make this ricotta bake then I guess it would be ok. What would you do/think?

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I am allowed ricotta cheese I think at week five. So if I were to make this ricotta bake then I guess it would be ok. What would you do/think?

You know Jayne...I"m the first to say "follow your docs rules to the letter" but geeze woman...I was allowed yogurt at day two with one doc and day five with the other (both listed it as a full liquid phase item). While the first doc didn't thrill me in the end, the second is with a top notch hospital and he's amazing. He's conservative, but ummm there is a diff between conservative an anal :P

Cottage cheese was also on my full liquids program, but I was told to chew well. eggs were on the soft food stage (week three with one and two with the other doc). Softly scrambled (use Water to whip them up, not milk and you get a fluffier egg). They are a diet staple for me. As is the cottage cheese because the 1% or 2% fat is so high in Protein.

I wouldn't suggest you have a steak at this point...but sheesh...did I mention anal? LOL eggs sit really nicely with me...actually though, everything but a Protein Bar has been great for me, but I eat a tiny bit (never more than half a cup and at 3 weeks it was more like a 1/4 cup). I'd chew til you are a moist pulp in your mouth and eat the above. For the eggs early on, I found either ketchup or salsa with sour cream made the eggs even moister when I was eating them and they went down really easily.

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My Dr said two weeks out to start eggs any style, but I agree.. It'd hard. For me it feels like i ate a rock. I make a soft cooked scrambled egg. I was told to mix a little Water instead of milk. Cottage cheese even hurts. I figure things will get better with time..i hope

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People are always anxious to start eggs. A lot of people have said that eggs don't really agree with them early out. Eggs don't seem to be all that sleeve friendly.

The best thing to do is try a bite and see how it sits. You have to go really slow and chew it up until it's liquid in your mouth. Then wait, and see how you feel.

Scrambled eggs are the only thing I can CONSISTENTLY eat and stay down...last night, I had about 3 oz. of baked salmon and threw some of it up...the day before, I had tuna fish and threw that up. I am slowly learning that feeling of STOP though.

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Three weeks out... I ate 1 oz of puréed ground beef tonight... No problem. Lump crabmeat Dr said fine not to purée .... Dark meat chicken... 1 oz no problems. Scrambled egg.... NOT good for me it felt like it was stuck in my throat:-( my Fav shakes ready made "Oh Yeah" taste like a Wendy's frosty!! Yummy!!!

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Reading this is like food porn. I cannot wait to have soft foods!!! All these suggestions are great though. Looking forward to my 1st post op visit next week to see if I can advance some. Eating some kidney Beans really mushed up and Protein Shakes, greek yogurt and creamed Soup.< /p>

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When you folks say you are 3 weeks out do you mean you just finished two complete weeks since day of surgery and are now STARTING week 3? Or are you really three full weeks post op and starting week 4? It can be a bit confusing actually - well at least to me it is. I am anxious to start soft foods. I try a little and then it hurts and I'm uncomfortable for a while but it passes and then I'll try it again. Apparently I'm not supposed to start this phase for yet another week, but I need something other than broth and Liquid Protein. And when does the "stuck" feeling end before passing through to your stomach? thanks

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My surgeon ok'd yogurt and sf pudding for the second couple of weeks.......

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...when I told the nutritionist that the dr told me at week 2 that I could have yogurt and sf Jello she was like ok if the dr told you then ok. I don't understand why every dr has different guidelines. So I am thinking is it ok to advance sooner than what dr says. I see MANY others seem to have a more lenient plane to follow than me. Would it really be bad to have an egg or cottage cheese before my dr says its ok? I think my dr is a bit more stricter than others even though he let me have the yogurt at two weeks.

Started eggs, cottage cheese, yogarts after one week. I would never be able to follow otherwise..

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I would say that the turkey was probably too much. The egg on its own might have been fine, but some people dont tolerate that well. Next time wait for instructions.

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Props to the people with the stricter diets. I'm on soft diets as well(started on the 4th week post-op)& am 5wks post-op tomorrow. My nut did not give me any sort of list. I came with a list of foods I wanted to know about & she ok'd things like shredded chicken, lunch meat, ground turkey, looked bored & said, "just font eat a lot of crackers". Huh?I did clears jn the hospital,2 wks of full liquid, 2 weeks puréed (blech--I never want to see meat that texture again in my life). I feel full quickly with dense proteins&eggs. I noticed they said no seafood til I'm on regular diet. I've been eating crab since purees. I will never give that up.

I found these websites that have more explicit diet plans:

http://www.weightlosssurgeon.com/bariatric-surgery-guide/the-first-few-weeks/stage-4-bariatric-diet-soft-foods

http://www.dukehealth.org/services/weight_loss_surgery/care_guides/bariatric_surgery_diet_manual/the_recommended_diet_following_bariatric_surgery/#stage3

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Props to the people with the stricter diets. I'm on soft diets as well(started on the 4th week post-op)& am 5wks post-op tomorrow. My nut did not give me any sort of list. I came with a list of foods I wanted to know about & she ok'd things like shredded chicken' date=' lunch meat, ground turkey, looked bored & said, "just font eat a lot of crackers". Huh?I did clears jn the hospital,2 wks of full liquid, 2 weeks puréed (blech--I never want to see meat that texture again in my life). I feel full quickly with dense proteins&eggs. I noticed they said no seafood til I'm on regular diet. I've been eating crab since purees. I will never give that up.

I found these websites that have more explicit diet plans:

http://www.weightlosssurgeon.com/bariatric-surgery-guide/the-first-few-weeks/stage-4-bariatric-diet-soft-foods

http://www.dukehealth.org/services/weight_loss_surgery/care_guides/bariatric_surgery_diet_manual/the_recommended_diet_following_bariatric_surgery/#stage3[/quote']

Thanks for the info..I'm about seven weeks out

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