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10 minutes ago, angiemomma756 said:

Is anyone else constantly looking at food on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. I miss food like it's my friend and I lost them. :P

Do I miss certain foods yes, am I going on sites and drooling over foods I can't eat... no.

The key is to find alternatives to the foods you can't eat.

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Thanks Matt! I need to change by whole way of thinking. I'm still pretty new to all this but everyone seems to have such good advice. It's nice to talk to other people who are all going through the same things.

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Just now, angiemomma756 said:

Thanks Matt! I need to change by whole way of thinking. I'm still pretty new to all this but everyone seems to have such good advice. It's nice to talk to other people who are all going through the same things.

It seems tough, but it really isn't. Like for me, late afternoon snacking, I'm a sweets guy, so I will cut up some strawberries and a banana. And that totally covers the need for something sweet.

pizza, I found that Cauli-Power Pizza (a cauliflower crust pizza) is quite good (a little expensive) and the "crust" is a vegetable so no bread!

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8 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

The key is to find alternatives to the foods you can't eat.

That's why I'm on the internet sites drooling!

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20 minutes ago, angiemomma756 said:

Is anyone else constantly looking at food on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. I miss food like it's my friend and I lost them. :P

Every day :(

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3 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

That's why I'm on the internet sites drooling!

2 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Every day :(

There is a difference between drooling over the foods you CAN eat... and those that you can't. I took the OP as looking at all the foods they cannot eat.

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3 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

There is a difference between drooling over the foods you CAN eat... and those that you can't. I took the OP as looking at all the foods they cannot eat.

Well, since they try to make the healthy versions look as much like the originals as possible, I'm not sure my inner craving demon can really tell the difference. But, I have to admit, since I'm still on soft foods, I do spend a lot of time fantasizing over the healthy foods I will eventually be able to eat. Guess I'm a masochist. Right now, I could just about kill for a grilled chicken salad, or a 1/2 slice of cauliflower-crust pizza!

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10 hours ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

I will eventually be able to eat. Guess I'm a masochist. Right now, I could just about kill for a grilled chicken salad, or a 1/2 slice of cauliflower-crust pizza!

Ok, your prolong pureed stage is definitely getting to you if you are craving cauliflower crust pizza! :lol:

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6 hours ago, sillykitty said:

Ok, your prolong pureed stage is definitely getting to you if you are craving cauliflower crust pizza! :lol:

Hey! Don't pick on my fantasy life! :P Oh, and I managed a scrambled egg the other day! Only got a little bit stuck! Woohoo! My excitement bar is set pretty low!

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The commercials on TV are the worst. pizza and sub sandwiches are my biggest craving. Same on pinterest. I go there looking for recipe's and everything looks amazing. Also on soft foods but am allowed steak or chicken cut to the size of peas. Problem is I can only manage a few bites of ANYTHING so physically satisfied but mentally I want it to be so much more. I know it will take time to get my head right and I have done with certain things but not there 100% just yet. It is definitely an experience to remember.

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Sorry you are having 'food breakup' problems!!! I don't watch commercial tv, or go on pinterest for food either. I do get involved in decorating sites, vintage clothes, quilting, etc. I suggest you get a hobby or something instead of looking at food as being your 'friend'. I still like food, but it is not a main focus anymore. It's not like you won't ever be able to eat again, this is a stage and just part of the process you have to accept. Good luck.

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Angiemomma, I do that. I always looked at a lot of food online, yelp, and watched cooking videos on youtube and shows on TV, but I'm doing it even more lately. It's comforting to me for some reason, even though I'm finishing up the second and final week of my liquid only pre-op diet.

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