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I'm 9 days out and trying to figure this stuff out. I can eat a whole, scrambled egg, but it takes me an hour. Is this ok? Should I stop after 30 minutes? I'm able to do it without feeling terrible because I'm taking so long, just not sure I should be. I met with nut and Dr Thursday for follow up and they told me to start working towards getting off the Protein Shakes. In my mind, I need to finish the egg for the Protein. I want to do what's right, just not sure what that is... Lol!!

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9 days out and your already on soft food? (that was passive judgement about what your being told lol i know i try not to do that but i couldn;t help it! lol)

i was still in clear liquid at that stage so as a reference point i can;t help you.

but yes it takes a hell of a long time to eat.

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I was allowed 2 tablespoons of egg the day after surgery and it took about 30 minutes to eat that. Ugh - that's a long time to eat 2 tablespoons of food! :blink:

On my Weeks 2-4 diet, I allowed myself 30 minutes to eat. If I wasn't finished with it, I stopped anyway. I didn't want to eat thru the restriction. Many days in that timeframe I wasn't able to get to my minimum Protein without a shake. My doc thinks shakes are OK to continue - at 3 months out, without a shake, I wouldn't get to my minimum Protein very often.

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<p>9 days out and your already on soft food? (that was passive judgement about what your being told lol i know i try not to do that but i couldn;t help it! lol)</p> <p>i was still in clear liquid at that stage so as a reference point i can;t help you.</p> <p>but yes it takes a hell of a long time to eat.</p>

Yeah it was!! Lol!! I've struggled all day with posting because I know everyone's post op diets are so different and I didn't want to be bombarded with a bunch of "omg, you're eating that?!!" I have questioned it myself, but am following Dr's orders re: food I'm eating. I'm open to advice, just trying to learn and don't want to mess up. Thanks!! :)

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I'm allowed eggs in week 2. :)

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<p>9 days out and your already on soft food? (that was passive judgement about what your being told lol i know i try not to do that but i couldn;t help it! lol)</p> <p>i was still in clear liquid at that stage so as a reference point i can;t help you.</p> <p>but yes it takes a hell of a long time to eat.</p>

Yeah it was!! Lol!! I've struggled all day with posting because I know everyone's post op diets are so different and I didn't want to be bombarded with a bunch of "omg, you're eating that?!!" I have questioned it myself, but am following Dr's orders re: food I'm eating. I'm open to advice, just trying to learn and don't want to mess up. Thanks!! :)

I tried not to but I was a little shocked lol

And I am one who says listen to what you’re told!

I am also in the uk I think we are told different things a lot of the time to the us.

I remember my first few weeks holey moley I could barely take in liquid the pain and general ugh feeling if I tried food I think I would have cried.

Plus egg is a massive no no for me the reaction I had when I tried it I think about having that reaction 9 days after my op and it makes me shudder lol

Dunno about others but as far as shakes go I was told not by my nut but by the department head and my actual consultant that I would be drinking shakes for about 2 years I could continue to drink them if I wished as there is no harm in them and the Protein is vital for keeping muscle mass as well as everything else during this process.

I’m told the same things as all Protein first that I can get a substantial amount via food in every meal so its not a instead of actual food thing more of a topup to make sure my levels never drop and i am always in a healthy consumption range.

I have a smaller sleeve so food does take me a long time and it’s a moody cow of a sleeve too it likes certain thing and hates others like I can not eat when I wake up I can’t even take a sip of Water it acts up and is mad at me for hours I have to warm mine up with a cup of tea miss that tea and i have hell to pay lol

I eat the exact same thing for Breakfast every day because I tried other things the moody cow acted up!

Just wanted to give you a little food for thought (yeah I looked it up and worked it out lol)

There is 6.29g in one boiled egg to get 81.77g of protein in a day you would need to eat 13 eggs it takes you a hour so that’s 13 hours of the day just eating eggs to get that in!

That’s a lot of time eating to get protein in that’s why we top up with the shakes as it’s an easier way to get in what we need at the takes forever to eat stage.

Still not going to tell you what to do its not my place, but now you know why I was a little shocked.

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9 days out and your already on soft food? (that was passive judgement about what your being told lol i know i try not to do that but i couldn;t help it! lol)

i was still in clear liquid at that stage so as a reference point i can;t help you.

but yes it takes a hell of a long time to eat.

Yeah it was!! Lol!! I've struggled all day with posting because I know everyone's post op diets are so different and I didn't want to be bombarded with a bunch of "omg, you're eating that?!!" I have questioned it myself, but am following Dr's orders re: food I'm eating. I'm open to advice, just trying to learn and don't want to mess up. Thanks!! :)

I tried not to but I was a little shocked lol

And I am one who says listen to what you’re told!

I am also in the uk I think we are told different things a lot of the time to the us.

I remember my first few weeks holey moley I could barely take in liquid the pain and general ugh feeling if I tried food I think I would have cried.

Plus egg is a massive no no for me the reaction I had when I tried it I think about having that reaction 9 days after my op and it makes me shudder lol

Dunno about others but as far as shakes go I was told not by my nut but by the department head and my actual consultant that I would be drinking shakes for about 2 years I could continue to drink them if I wished as there is no harm in them and the Protein is vital for keeping muscle mass as well as everything else during this process.

I’m told the same things as all Protein first that I can get a substantial amount via food in every meal so its not a instead of actual food thing more of a topup to make sure my levels never drop and i am always in a healthy consumption range.

I have a smaller sleeve so food does take me a long time and it’s a moody cow of a sleeve too it likes certain thing and hates others like I can not eat when I wake up I can’t even take a sip of Water it acts up and is mad at me for hours I have to warm mine up with a cup of tea miss that tea and i have hell to pay lol

I eat the exact same thing for Breakfast every day because I tried other things the moody cow acted up!

Just wanted to give you a little food for thought (yeah I looked it up and worked it out lol)

There is 6.29g in one boiled egg to get 81.77g of protein in a day you would need to eat 13 eggs it takes you a hour so that’s 13 hours of the day just eating eggs to get that in!

That’s a lot of time eating to get protein in that’s why we top up with the shakes as it’s an easier way to get in what we need at the takes forever to eat stage.

Still not going to tell you what to do its not my place, but now you know why I was a little shocked.

Thanks for the info, all good things to consider! It is surprising to me, too, how much different Dr's/plans vary. Whatever you're doing, keep it up, you're beautiful!! :)

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Im still only Clear Liquids but my NUT told me once I move on to the pureed and soft stages dont go pass 20 mins

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I am on soft Proteins, 8 weeks out. My NUT said to stop eating after 30 minutes no matter how much you have ingested.

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