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It was explained to me that at the very first, when we are learning to eat mushies, we can have things like mashed potatoes and grits.

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You eat grits? On purpose?

We usually eat them in a bowl, not on a porpoise.

[rimshot]

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I was told no grits ever again because they swell & also because they are made from corn. Corn products are a big no no because they are carb loaded & turn straight to sugar. My nutritionist said, "don't come crying to me if you don't reach your weight loss goal". This was when I told her how much I loved tamales(masa), popcorn, tortilla chips & corn on the cob.

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Corn products are a big no no because they are carb loaded & turn straight to sugar. My nutritionist said, "don't come crying to me if you don't reach your weight loss goal". This was when I told her how much I loved tamales(masa), popcorn, tortilla chips & corn on the cob.

Can you pass me a box of tissues please. :(

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Once I reach my weight loss goal I may break down & get a small popcorn extra butter at the movie theater. I would cry if I could NEVER taste one of those delicious morsels for the remainder of my life. May come with a side of dumping syndrome but I'll cross that bridge when it gets here.

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I am nearly 3 weeks out and I think the NUT told me grits were okay for soft foods but no seed or skins' date=' I am having a hard time thinking grits are okay but want some so bad![/quote']

My surgeon allows grits as part of the post-op liquid diet. It was a life saver because I got tired of drinking and not chewing my food. In fact, grits is what the hospital provided as my first meal after my swallow study too.

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My surgeon allows grits as part of the post-op liquid diet. It was a life saver because I got tired of drinking and not chewing my food. In fact' date=' grits is what the hospital provided as my first meal after my swallow study too.[/quote']

Oh wow, that's good to know. I was just worried about the "grit" being like seeds and getting into my staple line, don't want a leak! I guess being cooked they are too soft to penetrate through?

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Oh wow' date=' that's good to know. I was just worried about the "grit" being like seeds and getting into my staple line, don't want a leak! I guess being cooked they are too soft to penetrate through?[/quote']

Yeah... Not sure of the doctor's rationale for grits being allowed. But I'm definitely not complaining - it's nice to chew something! I even worried that I was too medicated in the hospital and was dreaming about grits being allowed. I emailed the nut and nurse and confirmed that they're allowed.

Enjoy grits!

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I was told no grits ever again because they swell & also because they are made from corn. Corn products are a big no no because they are carb loaded & turn straight to sugar.

This is what I was told as well (same thing with rice). But doesn't the cooking process make them swell already? I've never felt grits (or rice) swell after I've eaten them.

I see the point about the corn, but if I watch my carbs elsewhere, hopefully it'll balance.

Anyway, sausage-egg casserole is what's being served this morning, so I'm going in!

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This is what I was told as well (same thing with rice). But doesn't the cooking process make them swell already? I've never felt grits (or rice) swell after I've eaten them.

I see the point about the corn' date=' but if I watch my carbs elsewhere, hopefully it'll balance.

Anyway, sausage-egg casserole is what's being served this morning, so I'm going in![/quote']

I'll probably try them again once I reach my weight loss goal. Zea's corn grits are to die for and i'd cry if I lived the rest of my life without ever tasting a spoonful again.

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Oh wow, that's good to know. I was just worried about the "grit" being like seeds and getting into my staple line, don't want a leak! I guess being cooked they are too soft to penetrate through?

I was also told I could have grits on my full liquid stage, as long as they were on the thinner side. I added some unflavored Protein powder & sharp cheddar cheese. It felt really good to have something that felt like normal food to me. Now that I'm moving on to regular food, I probably won't eat grits much because they are not nutritionally rich...but I would lose my southern card if I didn't have an occasional bite now & then. And...a random thought I had when making my grits...why hasn't anybody come out with butter-flavored Protein Powder?

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I live in Maine and your question made me chuckle. No grits up here! :)

Same here in New York...

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