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I am onnnnly 3 weeks post of and let me say this first:

I AM IN NOOOOO WAY TRYING TO EAT STEAK ANNNNNYTIME SOON!!

I have just seen varying "timeframes" on when you can eat/try it again..... I know that red meat stays in your stomach ( regular stomachs) for days.....

But,i was just wondering what others doctors recommend? I've seen some say their doc said 3 months.... while mine said 6 months..... And if some can "try it" after 3 months ( and we both have the sleeve...), would it be bad if I did? Seems like docs just have "personal preferences"....

Thoughts?

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Right after my 4 week postop check she said I could eat whatever I felt comfortable with so I went straight to chilies and ordered a petite steak I only had like 3 bites but I would be cautious

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I'm not ready for steak (4weeks out), but I've been craving it! M mmmm

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I am 5 weeks post op and I had tried a lot of different foods but steak is to scary for me right now. I just don't think my stomach is ready for that one yet. This is a bummer because I absolutely love steak. If you try it in the near future let me know how it went. :)

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At five weeks post-op I was on a "regular" diet and could start eating anything I wanted. I've had red meat several times this past week, including steak, with no problems- just a few bites, but it did not feel like it got stuck in my stomach or make me feel too full. But, I am very careful to eat very slowly (I use a timer and take one bite every five minutes), and chew extremely well.

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I'm not ready for steak (4weeks out), but I've been craving it! M mmmm

Yeah..... I agree..... I am pretty sure I wouldn't be ok at that point too..... Lol.... But i lovvvvvvve steak, so I am PRAYING that I can (at some point) tolerate it :)

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I think I tried it about week 6 - when I was allowed solid foods. Steak is actually easier on my stomach than chicken breast - go figure???? :unsure: But it wasn't a big amount of steak - probably 3 or 5 small bites.

At 6 weeks, I was only eating about 4oz per meal. I just remember how chicken almost immediately made my stomach grumble and steak didn't.

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Cleared for lean beef at 6 weeks. Haven't tried it yet though.

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My Dr. says 6 months so I'll probably wait even though I am a steak lover. Same thing for pork chops or loin. Luckily, fish, chicken and shellfish are all going down easily so I'll stick with those for now. I'm 6 weeks post op today.

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Yummmm steak. Had it at 6 1/2 weeks. Easy peasy! In fact had it last week also.

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U r right, every doc has their "personal preferences" so it can seem odd that some of us can eat things earlier than others. But he or she also knows our personal medical histories so if ur doc says six months, that's when u should start trying red meat irrespective of what others are doing. Would it be bad if u ate it earlier - who knows? But why go against ur doc?

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I think I tried it about week 6 - when I was allowed solid foods. Steak is actually easier on my stomach than chicken breast - go figure???? :unsure: But it wasn't a big amount of steak - probably 3 or 5 small bites.

At 6 weeks' date=' I was only eating about 4oz per meal. I just remember how chicken almost immediately made my stomach grumble and steak didn't.[/quote']

Same here about tolerating steak sooner than chicken. I don't see why steak would take so long to digest vs other meats - I don't think that is true. It might just feel that way for you?

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Steak stays in your stomach for days? Nothing stays in your stomach for days.

I started eating anything and everything at 4 weeks, after clearance from my doctor. I've no issues with anything. Just take small bites and chew well.

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