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One of the Medical Assistants at my surgeons office informed me that seafood is easier to digest than regular meats. So, I’m in the purée phase my husband bought me a crab cake. Let me tell you I was able to eat half of it! It was soo good, I will admit I probably should have only eaten a quarter because I was really full but I didn’t get heartburn or nadeau. I tried a piece of tilapia and what a horrible experience, it felt like it was stuck in my chest! This is when someone informed me that Tilapia is not real fish, so I guess I have to stick with “pure’ seafood. Has anyone else had success with seafood this early (only 3 weeks since gastric sleeve)?

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I tried it about a month out. It was my first real meat and I did fine, just couldnt eat much. Probably 3 shrimp, but like you, it was divine!

Good luck!

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I am in the puree stage, and have pureed lobster, scallops, fresh tuna, and clams. They tasted great, and I had no problem eating them. I, too, am reluctant to attempt other meats right now.

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So far, I have been ok with very small amounts of shrimp and tilapia both.

Just soooo glad to do anything other than Protein shakes...

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Tilapia is a real fish. LOL.

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Can't help with the pureed fish. I don't think I tried any kinds of pureed meats during my pureed stage out of sheer stubbornness.

But, once I was able to eat regular food, shrimp became my new favorite Protein. It was in bite-sizes and it went down without any grumbling from the sleeve.

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Crab cakes are a go to for me even though they do have some filler, even the high quality ones....but I refuse to make my own. I can eat about half of one comfortably or 2-3 ounces. Shrimp is okay if I cut it really small but I still cannot eat more than 3 shrimp max....and any white fish is pretty good. Other meats are still hit or miss with me and I will be 5 mos post-op soon.

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Tilapia is my fish of choice for fish tacos. I don't understand the "its not a real fish" comment. Salmon is a favorite too and I like the different flavors tuna that Starkist has now.

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Many people claim that tilapia is some sort of man made mutant fish- just google.....

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1 minute ago, KCgirl061 said:

Tilapia is my fish of choice for fish tacos. I don't understand the "its not a real fish" comment. Salmon is a favorite too and I like the different flavors tuna that Starkist has now.

Ohhh! Love all of those!! I also love Pangasius!

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1 minute ago, FluffyChix said:

Ohhh! Love all of those!! I also love Pangasius!

What is Pangasius??

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Google says Souteastern Asia shark- catfish, also known as iridescent shark . Maybe someone can tell us what they taste like. I'm still trying to get up courage to try lobster or its more genetic make-up Monkfish. I have had either since surgery, but I had both before.

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11 minutes ago, KCgirl061 said:

What is Pangasius??

They taste like white fleshed mild fish. Not as rubbery like a catfish. More like tilapia texture but not as fishy (IMHO). I love them. :) They are also cheap and I still have to do cheap.

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I used to be able to tolerate fish at first but now I can't anymore, unless it is super moist salmon. But shrimp and scallops are awesome. About 4 or 5 shrimp is all I can manage.

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