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Hello friends,

You guys are the best, so I wanted to ask about eating at restaurants. I sometimes travel for my job, it's normally in the spring but I have a 2 day trip next week. I am only 4/5 weeks out and I'm still on eggs, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, etc. By the time the trip comes, I'll be able to have shaved deli meats and cheeses. What do you recommend when it comes to eating at restaurants? I'm worried about, let's say they go somewhere and I can get scrambled eggs. Will what they cook it in make me sick? How do you know what they are cooking your food in if it's not grilled salmon for example. Will certain oils make me sick? I really don't want to dump while on my trip or while traveling.

Thank you all!!!

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Well ask before you order about oils or how it is cooked, ask for soft scramble. Soup is always a good choice as long as it is not greasy, not french onion, etc. chicken salad as a scoop, an appetizer like meatballs, cottage cheese and fruit, etc.

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1 hour ago, Sosewsue61 said:

Well ask before you order about oils or how it is cooked, ask for soft scramble. Soup is always a good choice as long as it is not greasy, not french onion, etc. chicken salad as a scoop, an appetizer like meatballs, cottage cheese and fruit, etc.

I worry about Soups though. I'm allowed mashed potatoes and baked potatoes so I tried a potato Soup and it had me dumping. I worry about the hidden sugars in the foods as well.

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2 hours ago, MissLindseyR said:

Hello friends,

You guys are the best, so I wanted to ask about eating at restaurants. I sometimes travel for my job, it's normally in the spring but I have a 2 day trip next week. I am only 4/5 weeks out and I'm still on eggs, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, etc. By the time the trip comes, I'll be able to have shaved deli meats and cheeses. What do you recommend when it comes to eating at restaurants? I'm worried about, let's say they go somewhere and I can get scrambled eggs. Will what they cook it in make me sick? How do you know what they are cooking your food in if it's not grilled salmon for example. Will certain oils make me sick? I really don't want to dump while on my trip or while traveling.

Thank you all!!!

This is exactly why I waited longer to return to work... because I wanted time to figure foods out after I was cleared to eat them. I still don't test the waters while I'm out... That said, I've had no issues eating out at this point. Find out what you can tolerate now, that way you know when you end up out and about.

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So, I'm sleeved, so it may be different. But I travel extensively for work. I have no issues whatsoever. Nothing bothers my stomach, I eat a very wide range of foods. My first business trip was 3 weeks post op. I would never recommend anyone else to do this, but I accelerate my stages, and only avoided raw fibrous veggies that week. I've traveled most weeks since, without issue.

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15 hours ago, sillykitty said:

So, I'm sleeved, so it may be different. But I travel extensively for work. I have no issues whatsoever. Nothing bothers my stomach, I eat a very wide range of foods. My first business trip was 3 weeks post op. I would never recommend anyone else to do this, but I accelerate my stages, and only avoided raw fibrous veggies that week. I've traveled most weeks since, without issue.

I've thought of this, I will hit lettuce and cooked veggies right after my trip next week, I may advance those and try soft cooked veggies a day earlier. Since oils don't have sugar, will they make me dump?

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1 hour ago, MissLindseyR said:

Since oils don't have sugar, will they make me dump?

I have never dumped, most sleevers don't. So I can't help with this.

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I suggest eating the purest uncomplicated food from the menu, like lemon butter salmon, black bean Soup and garlic and herb chicken ,etc. you can estimate what is in it. But things like any house Pasta Sauce, seafood stews and crab bisque and creamy saucy chicken dish ... Proceed with caution!
They can vary by recipe and restaurant , ingredients will be hard to nail down . Eat at your own risk... I did (it was dessert) at a very fancy French restaurant and paid the price , I have a sleeve and unfortunately I can dump.

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