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17 hours ago, Judi Bills said:

Hello, I had my sleeve done on 09/25...and I am dying to eat real food! When were you told that you could eat regular food?

The first real food was in my second week. I took the cream of chicken Soup and put it into a blender to break the tiny chicken bits and had sips of it. Then the soft foods I had refried Beans, mashed potatoes, and cottage cheese at this point I drank 2 Protein Drinks one morning and evening to get my 60 g of Protein. I had soft foods for three weeks which I introduced slowly. Remember this is your "honeymoon" period where you get your kick start on weight loss. After the three weeks of soft foods, six weeks after surgery I slowly added food. I had shredded chicken first. I weighed y food and the biggest help was ordering children's size stainless flatware from Amazon. You get service for 4 for about $12. It looks adult but it keeps you to very small bites. I never eat at the table because I eat too fast. I need to be doing something else to eat slowly. I've eaten a broken up burger, pork roast, chicken, things you can crush or cut small. I only have one "real meat" meal a day. The others are protein drinks or cottage cheese. I keep my calories at about 600 - 700 and my meat servings are usually under 3 oz. I have a pop cycle or two each night as my treat. The non-sugar added Outshine. They are really good. I also drink a lot of Water. I am taking advantage of this period of non-hunger to lose as much as possible. Steak and pork chops are dense meats and probably not the safest foods Eating slowly and chewing very slowly is paramount. You don't want to have an "issue" with the food as it is not pleasant. Salads are out for at least 8 months. Lettuce is hard to digest. The reason for the gradual stages of food is to allow the healing of your stomach and not to cause issues. Good luck on your journey! I wish you success.

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I had no desire to eat or drink anything. It was an odd experience, for sure. So though pre-surgery me was concerned about the dietary restrictions, post-surgery me was struggling with getting in fluids.

I found broth my easiest thing to get down. I could drink things that were either hot or cold, no in between. So, I had a little teeny fridge on my nightstand to keep my Protein Shakes cold, and a teacup warmer for my broth/tea/etc. These little tools helped TREMENDOUSLY. I bought them the day after I came home, when the struggle became very apparent.

Best of luck to you.

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10 minutes ago, AngieBear said:

I had no desire to eat or drink anything. It was an odd experience, for sure. So though pre-surgery me was concerned about the dietary restrictions, post-surgery me was struggling with getting in fluids.

I found broth my easiest thing to get down. I could drink things that were either hot or cold, no in between. So, I had a little teeny fridge on my nightstand to keep my Protein Shakes cold, and a teacup warmer for my broth/tea/etc. These little tools helped TREMENDOUSLY. I bought them the day after I came home, when the struggle became very apparent.

Best of luck to you.

Thank you for the kind words and brilliant ideas. I will be sure to use them. 😊

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8 hours ago, Codyh1982 said:

I didnt want to eat anything for a few weeks after surgery. I had zero hunger. I had to make myself take sips of liquids & Protein Shakes for the first few weeks. It gradually got more normal after about week 2 or 3

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Thank you for the response 😊

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This is what I am instructed to follow :(

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2 minutes ago, No Thanks 2 Cake said:

This is what I am instructed to follow :(

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Thank you. It's very close to what I was told to follow. I can't wait to eat something that needs to be chewed. Lol.😊

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You’re welcome! I’m so ready to chew something lol

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