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It's almost time for the watercress, my aunt's friend used to bring it to potlucks, had a Miracle Whip and milk dressing, suspect it did contain a pinch or 2 of sugar, but why couldn't you use stevia instead? Mouth waters just thinking about it, used to pick maybe late February or March, had to move fast because if her lambs found it they'd eat it first. Did I ever mention Knox County Ohio is the largest Sheep producer East of the Mississippi? Well it's true, one small item to boast of on here!

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I just try a little bit of different things to see what godward well or causes gas. I’m seven weeks out. Most foods do fine as long as I remember to chew well.

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On 3/7/2017 at 10:26 PM, BigViffer said:

Iceberg lettuce literally has so little nutritional value that it is a waste of space. They only time that eating it is a good idea is when you are constipated. For some reason, iceberg lettuce goes through most of us like fat through a goose.

If you really miss salads, learn to love kale, spinach and other dark hearty greens. Even then they will be in very small portions. They are very fibrous and can be difficult to digest in the beginning. But they are at least nutritionally dense and worth the space they take up.

Yeah I'm 6 weeks po sleeve and the idea of those dark greens in my stomach right now makes my guts clench! I really love salads and like greens but I didn't tolerate spinach that well pre op so not sure how it would go now. I do like Kale in a nice Soup though, but not raw or blanched, and it's not the taste, I just find it too heavy for me! Each to their own though!

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Wow yeah I might change my mind, I'm just so tired of eating meat though, so I want to see how salads do when I can eat them, and it gives me more variety.

Girl, I'm with you. I'm starting to wonder why the huge push for Protein over a well balanced diet. A person can eat too much protein...if you eat more protein than your body can use, it also gets stored as fat. I get it while we're in weight loss phase, but seems a person could back off the protein only diet once in maintenance, just stay away from processed foods, sugar and carbs...

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Iceberg lettuce is hard to digest. The chopped kind is a little better but some people can’t tolerate it for quite a while.

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