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14 hours ago, Lrorrio said:

Make sure you are chewing the meat as much as possible which can help. Everyone is different. I found deli chicken was easiest in the beginning.

I'm getting much better with the chewing though I still have to remind myself to slow down sometimes. Turkey ham has worked great so far :)

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13 hours ago, JMW said:

Anybody pureed meat ??

I have been thinking when it is time - that might be the move - like make my own baby food ?

I have a can of chicken breast figured when it was time (only 6 days PO-not yet) will try to puree it.

I tried puree-ing chicken Soup when I was in the puree stage :)

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13 hours ago, Foxbins said:

I have a hard time with slow-cooker meats. It seems as if all the moisture in the meat leaches into the sauce/gravy/liquid and leaves the meat dry inside. chicken is okay if I stick to dark meat and eat slowly and is better with a sauce or gravy. Dense fish, like salmon and tuna, comes right back up every time, but sautéed cod and trout are fine. Well-marbled beef is wonderful, juicy and delicious. eggs are hit or miss, scrambled are a no-no, soft boiled or over easy are fine. Chili is good, too. Give it a little more time and you'll find what works. You can always vary the taste of your Protein with spices, sauces, and gravies.

Thanks! Chili has worked great for me too. I'm scared to try any more fish from the last time I did but perhaps cod might work since it's a bit more flakey :)

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7 hours ago, rs said:

I still struggle s lot with meat and I'm 3.5 months post surgery. It's very frustrating because I love meat and I want to enjoy it again but I really have a hard time with it. I try to focus on chewing a lot and eating slower because I definitely have a problem if I don't. But if I do chew enough to mush up the meat then it doesn't seem like meat anymore and I get turned off by it. Sigh.

Good point- sometimes I get full from the taste from chewing it too much rather than being actually full from the portions :(

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5 hours ago, LaVirtual Closet said:

I was very fortunate with meat tolerance. My program has you on soft foods (fish/shellfish, ground meats, stewed meats) after 1 week post-Op. You continue this for 3 weeks and starting week 5, start introducing regular foods. I was able to handle that schedule with no problems. I'm 49 days post-op and had a filet mignon and flank steak last week. Have been eating seafood, chicken, and turkey for weeks. My program suggests, trying a food per schedule and if it doesn't agree with you then reintroduce in a couple weeks.

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Nice. I'm excited to get back to steaks but I know I'm definitely not ready for that yet :)

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4 hours ago, looly said:

I started with looser-textured fish and meat at 6 weeks and then increased the density until now (5 months), when I can quite happily eat steak. However, I find that the denser the texture of the meat, the less of it I eat in one meal. If I eat steak, I just eat a small piece cut off the corner of my partner's steak, whereas I can polish off a fillet of salmon all to myself! 😊

I know what you mean. There are some Proteins I can finish a whole portion but when it comes to beef- I'm only a few forkfulls and I'm done :)

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How were you guys with veggies when you were new at the solid food stage?

I know we should focus on Protein but sometimes I need a bit of variety to pair my Proteins with.

Any tips? :)

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19 minutes ago, vsgnewbie77 said:

How were you guys with veggies when you were new at the solid food stage?

I know we should focus on Protein but sometimes I need a bit of variety to pair my Proteins with.

Any tips? :)

I had great surgery restriction in the first months. If I ate 4 0z of less dense Protein sources I could get veggies in. As I progressed out from surgery, I am able to add more variety with my protein without much effort. Eating becomes more normal over time. Hang in there.

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I’m 16 weeks out and I still can’t tolerate many meats. Oddly, steak is ok but turkey, chicken, bread, eggs, shrimp and other meats I immediately throw up. I feel so bad after getting sick that it’s not worth it. Beans are ok so I use those and Protein Shakes to meet Protein requirements.

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On 12/6/2018 at 9:51 AM, MassMom said:

I’m 16 weeks out and I still can’t tolerate many meats. Oddly, steak is ok but turkey, chicken, bread, eggs, shrimp and other meats I immediately throw up. I feel so bad after getting sick that it’s not worth it. Beans are ok so I use those and Protein Shakes to meet Protein requirements.

Thanks!

Beef works well with me too but chicken doesn't- really strange!

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On 12/5/2018 at 11:56 PM, Healthy_life said:

I had great surgery restriction in the first months. If I ate 4 0z of less dense Protein sources I could get veggies in. As I progressed out from surgery, I am able to add more variety with my Protein without much effort. Eating becomes more normal over time. Hang in there.

Thank you! I do miss having sides and not just pure protein so hopefully I can tolerate those soon :)

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Just now, vsgnewbie77 said:

Thank you! I do miss having sides and not just pure Protein so hopefully I can tolerate those soon :)

I wasn't gonna live without my veggies. So for weeks I ate 2oz protein (dense) + 1oz veg. Then it grew to be 3oz protein (dense) + 1oz veg, then 3oz protein + 2oz veg, then 3oz protein + 3oz veg. Now it's currently for meats 3/3. But for fish it is 4oz fish + 3oz veg for the meal. You know when to progress cuz you become less satisfied with the meal or get hungry sooner.

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Everyone is different, but for me (at about 6 weeks post-op) I can eat...

- up to maybe 2 oz-ish of turkey, chicken or fish/shellfish (all attempted in the 4th week post-op)
- up to 1 oz-ish of pork loin (attempted in the 5th week post-op)
- I haven't tried beef yet though (ground beef nor steak) so not sure how well I will tolerate those.

If i don't chew enough or if I eat too fast though, I will get an uncomfortable "fullness" feeling in my chest and I have to just stop and walk around for it to go away. At first it was so bad that I had to throw up :(. But now I am getting better at recognizing when it's about to come on, I can adjust before it gets bad.

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Over 2 months post op and meat is still the hardest thing for me to get down.

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