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Hi All, I am curious of what I can eat and what can I not eat. I do have a very small list from my doctor but I am curious if I can eat ground beef, or popcorn, and other things. Can you all share some of the things you all ate at 5 weeks post op. Thank!

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You should follow the list that your doctor gave. If you have questions maybe reach out to the nutritionist?

I would not recommend something like popcorn at 5 weeks out.

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At 5 weeks I was still on a restricted list from my Dr. and I followed that until cleared at my 6 week appointment for other things. At 6 weeks my Dr cleared me for anything that followed the Bariatric diet. Protein first, hitting 6-70 grams per day. Then veggies, then whole grains if room. popcorn is on my no-no list forever.

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This is just my list so your program might be different. For weeks 3-5, I am supposed to have ground turkey with marinara, ground beef with avocado, eggs or egg salad, tuna and tuna salad, sugar free Jello and pudding, string cheese, and hummus. Everything should be the lowest fats possible and as soft as possible.

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I don't think I ate popcorn until I was in maintenance. It takes up space and doesn't have much nutritional value, other than some Fiber. I'd save that for (much) later.

I haven't eaten ground beef in years, but I'm guessing that's OK.

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Everybody's doc seems to give different guidelines, its probably best/easier to just go by what they say.

I took a look at my food logs at around 5 weeks and it looks like was eating poached/steamed chicken, steamed fish, canned oysters, cottage cheese and Protein Shakes (averaging about 400 cals a day). I believe it was Soft Foods stage for me at the time....

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9 hours ago, Ruth D said:

Hi All, I am curious of what I can eat and what can I not eat. I do have a very small list from my doctor but I am curious if I can eat ground beef, or popcorn, and other things. Can you all share some of the things you all ate at 5 weeks post op. Thank!

You're still very early do not rush anything take your time enjoy the honeymoon phase

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19 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Everybody's doc seems to give different guidelines, its probably best/easier to just go by what they say.

I took a look at my food logs at around 5 weeks and it looks like was eating poached/steamed chicken, steamed fish, canned oysters, cottage cheese and Protein Shakes (averaging about 400 cals a day). I believe it was Soft Foods stage for me at the time....

😋Mmmm, canned oysters you say? Oh what memories I have of delicious, delicate smoked canned oysters. I may have to indulge. Thanks for bringing it up!👌

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1 hour ago, Lily66 said:

😋Mmmm, canned oysters you say? Oh what memories I have of delicious, delicate smoked canned oysters. I may have to indulge. Thanks for bringing it up!👌

LOL glad there's someone else out there who appreciates these things!

The fam makes a big show of how unpleasant they they think they are, and whenever I open up a can, insist that I rinse out the empty can and put it out into recycling bin in the garage immediately so as not to "stink up the place". Geez. Drama queens. 🙄

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1 hour ago, ms.sss said:

LOL glad there's someone else out there who appreciates these things!

The fam makes a big show of how unpleasant they they think they are, and whenever I open up a can, insist that I rinse out the empty can and put it out into recycling bin in the garage immediately so as not to "stink up the place". Geez. Drama queens. 🙄

I can understand the fam's sentiments :)

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