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I'm finding so many conflicting and confusing guidelines. My doctor tells me 3 weeks clear liquid, 3 puree, then on to real foods...but then my friend gets done same procedure different doctor and she can begin eating after one wk of clear, 1 week of puree,....

Then I watch videos of Dr. Rutledge (creator of this surgery) online and he says he has patients who eat or have Soup immediately and that people don't have to be on soft foods one whole month, and Dr. KULAR, frmer president of MGB club, saying he has patients who eat right away, like two days after eating things like Beans. Just small. Skipping liquid stage.

When did you all begin eating? Only asking for curiosity not to give myself excuses for breaking my docs orders...

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My surgeon cleared me to eat food at my 2 week check up, I am choosing pretty soft foods and chewing really well but I've not had any problems,

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I had my MGB about 4 weeks ago. The diet was very simple and easy to follow:

Week 1: 2 days after surgery, no food or drink. Next 5 days Clear Liquids (tea & honey, meat juices)

Week 2: Watery Soups and meat juices blended well

Week 3: Soups and stews blended well

Week 4: Soft well cooked food, which is chewed well

After the first month all food are allowed in small portion, chewed well and eaten slowly. Avoid bread, sweets, high fat and high carb foods to lose more weight.

Hope that helps

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On 8/11/2018 at 1:43 PM, SusieSouth said:

I'm finding so many conflicting and confusing guidelines. My doctor tells me 3 weeks clear liquid, 3 puree, then on to real foods...but then my friend gets done same procedure different doctor and she can begin eating after one wk of clear, 1 week of puree,....

Then I watch videos of Dr. Rutledge (creator of this surgery) online and he says he has patients who eat or have Soup immediately and that people don't have to be on soft foods one whole month, and Dr. KULAR, frmer president of MGB club, saying he has patients who eat right away, like two days after eating things like Beans. Just small. Skipping liquid stage.

When did you all begin eating? Only asking for curiosity not to give myself excuses for breaking my docs orders... emoji3.png

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There is a lot of variation in post op diets across all bariatric surgeries. I recommend you follow your surgeon’s plan as s/he knows your health history and what works for her/his patients. When in doubt, call the office and discuss your concerns BEFORE going off plan. You don’t want to end up with a complication because you advanced your diet too soon. Good luck!

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I agree with your post. However, I have been following up on a lot of Dr. Rutledge’s videos. My doctor’s post op was pretty straightforward. It was one week clear liquid diet, 1 full liquid, 1 week mushies/blended, 1 week soft foods then start introducing regular foods slowly, small bites, chewed well. Dr. Ruteledge on one of his videos talks about “you can have just about anything,” small bites, well chewed, and eaten slowly. There were several examples he gave 1st phase where the patients either craved “a bite or two” of something and it gave them satiety. This technique of surgery is very different from other WLS, but to be on the safe side, caution to error, I believe they would like for you to continue at the pace in introducing foods as pretty much all other WLS. Not everyone has the control over their eating habits and may overeat or not follow the “small bites, chew well, eat slowly,” which could cause complications during the healing process. I, myself, will make 1 week post op and I started my full liquid full force a day or two early with protien shakes and blended food. I’m doing great and feeling great. I know my body and have had plenty of surgeries to know when it doesn’t like something. I am very careful if I go off plan from my doctor and follow Dr. Rutledge’s plan. Good luck on your journey and informed decisions.

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This may have been done before, but its a fresh idea to me and, really, thats all that matters.


I first took an interest in them in 1993 and became a fan in 94.
Why? I was living in suburban Boston then, who else would I like?

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My surgeon told me to move on to puree after 5 days. He said because I was so young (19) my body would heal a lot faster. Everyone is diff. Listen to your surgeon

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For me it was 2 weeks liqiud where I could try by end of week 2 for mushy. Then 2-4 weeks with mushy, and after 4 weeks regular diet.

There are some variations. But please remember that you had your stomach stapled and the incisions need to heel. This is why we stay on liquids to avoid strain on the staples. When they say eat Beans I think its because of it beeing possible to chew it into almost liquid. You don't want to swalllow a half eaten bean two days out. Personally I think is is just crazy since beans might give you gas.

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