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6 minutes ago, MrsRobinson4411 said:

I am at week 3 post op, still doing full liquids, some soft foods but not much.
Anyone here know if and when salads are possible?

i am missing my salads !!!!

check with your team, I was told now raw veggies/salad until 8 weeks post op however some teams allow it sooner. welcome to the forum and good luck on your journey

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three months here also

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My plan allows salad in week 5. I've been eating small amounts since then, but really, after I eat my Proteins there's no room left for anything else at this stage (nearly 8 weeks post surgery).

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I started playing with small salads after about a month - doc had added veg to my diet after ten days as my Protein intake was already more than adequate at that time. I generally use chopped spinach rather than lettuce owing to its somewhat better nutritional profile; for some reason. lettuce seems to be one of those things that some have a hard time tolerating for quite a while, though I had no problem with it.

I usually made them as part of a normal protein based meal rather than an add on. I cut back the meat of a normal meal from a nominal 3 oz to 2 oz, then added a few grams each of chopped spinach, grape Tomato, avo, snap pea, scallion, cheese, bell pepper, etc. (whatever we had around...)

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I was told not until around 3 months for any kind of raw veggies as they're hard to digest. I'm 7wks out and missing salads as well. Hang in there it goes quick.

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I was a month to 6 weeks for salad. I do have some but less on the iceberg lettuce as too much bothers me. I get a grilled chicken salad and more or less eat the top and only partial if the lettuce. The baby spinach settles much better as I put that in almost everything I cook. When you do have lettuce take it slow at first and see how you feel.

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Thanks for all of the info. I am taking things slow as I have not been able to ingest much in the way of Protein.
12/5 will be 4 weeks and feel better every day but am still on very limited soft foods.

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I technically have been allowed to eat anything I can tolerate since 4 weeks. I am almost 3 months and find most veggies are fine, but I dont tolerate lettuces yet. They just dont digest well yet.

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On 12/1/2019 at 2:39 PM, RickM said:

I started playing with small salads after about a month - doc had added veg to my diet after ten days as my Protein intake was already more than adequate at that time. I generally use chopped spinach rather than lettuce owing to its somewhat better nutritional profile; for some reason. lettuce seems to be one of those things that some have a hard time tolerating for quite a while, though I had no problem with it.

I usually made them as part of a normal Protein based meal rather than an add on. I cut back the meat of a normal meal from a nominal 3 oz to 2 oz, then added a few grams each of chopped spinach, grape Tomato, avo, snap pea, scallion, cheese, bell pepper, etc. (whatever we had around...)

I think I was about the same Rick. I started with baby spinach and baby power greens and things like english cucumbers (seedless), avo, tomatoes, purple onion and even red bell pepper. No issues. :)

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