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I love Mexican food.... And I am 6 weeks out of sleeve surgery. Soft foods are going very well and I am ready for some Mexican food. Can I have tortillas and chips with queso?

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Skip the chips and put salsa on refried Beans. Might even try chix fajitas without the tortilla

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The last time I went to a Mexican restaurant, I had the insides of a chicken fajita. I would pass on the chips because of the salt, grease, and calories. Miss Tummy could not handle salsa until about six months, and at two years out I still can't tolerate jalapenos very well.

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That's what I was guessing. It's a little sad... But WORTH IT!

Thanks everyone

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My new favorite it the fajita burrito, but I just eat the meat from the inside. There is plenty and it cost less than a fajita order.

I also love the refried Beans with cheese in my early stages, but now lean more toward the chicken.< /p>

I have recently created cheese crisps by putting shredded cheese on parchment paper and baked in the oven for a little crunch. Kinda like a chip. I am 3 months out.

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I order some celery and use that to dip into the salsa & guacamole.

chips have never been my friend....especially now.

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What does your surgeon's eating plan say? Mine says no tortillas, chips, ( or bread, rice, Pasta, crackers) for a minimum of six months after surgery.

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From a medical standpoint, My plan listed chips as a "crunchy" food along with nuts and seeds and not to eat them till 3 months

From a weight loss standpoint I wouldn't eat non nutritional carbs at least until you are at goal. Bad habit to start so soon. Put the queso on your refried Beans and call it yummy instead.

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I cracked open a can of refried Beans for dinner today, but found them kinda "blah". But having read this thread, I just realized that there's a jar of queso in the fridge. :)

Maybe for Breakfast tomorrow, some scrambled eggs with queso + Beans on the side.

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I cracked open a can of refried Beans for dinner today, but found them kinda "blah". But having read this thread, I just realized that there's a jar of queso in the fridge. :)

Maybe for Breakfast tomorrow, some scrambled eggs with queso + Beans on the side.

That's why I always have salsa and pace picante sauce in the refrigerator. It makes everything taste better!

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Physically could you have a few tortilla chips - yes, I am sure your tummy could handle it but should you is a whole other story. To be honest, I ate a handful of them this week and I am only 4 weeks post op. Nothing bad happened, they went down and stayed down fine but I felt so guilty afterwards I haven't done it again since. For me, tortilla chips are a slippery slope (my weakness before was salty, cheesy, crunchy things) and something I personally need to avoid until I reach goal or beyond.

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Quest Protein chips and salsa is a great combination.

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I think it really just varies so much from person to person and plan to plan. I too was a chip & savory food type person pre-sleeve and once I was cleared for eating normal foods I have let myself have tortilla chips on a couple of occasions. Now I will say I only let myself have two chips with the meal but it is enough to satisfy the desire for the chip. I am just past three months out and have lost 60lbs since surgery even with the occasional bit of carb (like only once every few weeks). My plan says I could have 1/2 slice bread or few crackers daily but I do not.

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