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I am currently 16 days post gastric sleeve surgery and I’m actually finding myself eating soft foods- I’ve had tilapia, pears, a pickle....I haven’t had any trouble and my doctor says I can start eating soft foods. But I see other people doing the purée diet which I pretty much did for a few days....

I’m worried that this is going to hinder my weight loss. Has anyone else 2 weeks out been starting soft food? Should I be worried?

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Not at all; your weight loss may be lumpy for the first few weeks as your body adjusts to the caloric deficit, but these are common things irrespective the dietary progression. Our program was on soft foods as tolerated along with the liquids and mushies from the hospital on out, and I doubt that my first month's loss would have been any different had I been on strictly liquids, other than from any difference in the calories (I was eating a lot better, and healthier, at a month than most. but was still close to a third of the way to goal at that point.

People often/usually have a bit of a stall around 2-3 weeks out and frequently associated that with a change in their dietary progression that usually happens around the same time, but that happens to most everyone even if there was no change in diet - it's just part of the body adapting to living on a lot less.

Enjoy the ride - our doc has found that generally patients do better as they move on to real food.

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I am 24 days out and I am eating all kinds of stuff I didn't think I would be able to eat this quickly. I eat very small amounts, but I have been eating things like stuffed vegetarian grape leaves, deli turkey meat (Boar's Head Reduced Sodium is the best) rolled up with a thin piece of swiss, low fat string cheese, and even went to a vegan restaurant and had a piece of flatbread pizza with cashew cheese, roasted red peppers, and seitan sausage (it was the best thing I have eaten since surgery, and caused 0 pain!). Two weeks out I was eating lots of cottage cheese, mashed sweet potato, Amy's Organic lentil and vegetable Soups (not pureed), but also some well-chewed nuts. I probably could have started deli meat then too but I was nervous.

As far as slowing your weight loss, mine did slow down around the two week mark for about 4 days, but now it is picking up again. Like the poster above said, I think it is just your body adjusting. I eat about 300-500 calories a day now and I feel awesome.

Best of luck and remember to eat slow and chew well whenever trying anything new! I got cocky recently with all my success and had my first piece of food get stuck from not chewing well enough. That sucked!

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