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I’m curious to know from you guys what foods you have not been able to handle well since your surgery? I have discovered that my new stomach does not like meat of any kind. I love chicken and turkey and have eaten a lot of that my entire life, but now, my tummy does not like it. ☹️ I’m not referring to fried, because I do not eat fried foods. I’m referring to just baked or even chicken from the slow cooker. I chew it very well and take very small bites, so that is not the problem. It does not do it with any other food, just meat.

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are you early out? A lot of people have trouble with poultry early out but can eat it again after the first few weeks or months.

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13 minutes ago, Luv2cruz said:

I’m curious to know from you guys what foods you have not been able to handle well since your surgery? I have discovered that my new stomach does not like meat of any kind. I love chicken and turkey and have eaten a lot of that my entire life, but now, my tummy does not like it. ☹️ I’m not referring to fried, because I do not eat fried foods. I’m referring to just baked or even chicken from the slow cooker. I chew it very well and take very small bites, so that is not the problem. It does not do it with any other food, just meat.

purreeee it in the magic bullet with some type of sauce like nacho cheese bbq etc something zippy yet something that helps it go down. It doesn't look appealing but doesnt get stuck

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13 hours ago, Luv2cruz said:

I’m curious to know from you guys what foods you have not been able to handle well since your surgery? I have discovered that my new stomach does not like meat of any kind. I love chicken and turkey and have eaten a lot of that my entire life, but now, my tummy does not like it. ☹️ I’m not referring to fried, because I do not eat fried foods. I’m referring to just baked or even chicken from the slow cooker. I chew it very well and take very small bites, so that is not the problem. It does not do it with any other food, just meat.

Watch Dr Vuong’s video on YouTube about what to eat after weight loss surgery. He’s a Bariatric surgeon and tells you what you need to know at each stage of the process. Very helpful!

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14 hours ago, Luv2cruz said:

It does not do it with any other food, just meat.

Your stomach obviously doesn't like to eat meat anymore, at least not now. You don't need meat for adequate nutrition, so there is no need to force it down with tricks and hacks.

Dr. Weiner's videos on youtube are a good watch for post-op nutrition as well.

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I’ve been able to eat chicken, but very, very slowly. Shrimp has gone down extremely easily so I eat that nearly every day. Good thing I’m in southern Louisiana! Weirdly (for me) I have not been able to eat canned tuna. I liked it before surgery but now I can’t keep it down. I think it’s the smell rather than the texture. I developed a super sensitive sense of smell since my surgery 6 weeks ago which seems to be linked to my taste. It’s faded some, but I sure hope it fades more.

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Tolerances after surgery can vary widely, and for various lengths of time. Our program's general rule of thumb was to try new foods one at a time to test for tolerance - if it goes OK, great, if not, try again in a couple weeks. meats can also vary in tolerability depending upon the cut. Dark meat poultry is often better tolerated than white meat - the extra fat helps it go down easier, while white meat is often dry. Likewise different cuts of beef will vary - our surgeon suggested filet to my wife when she was having problems with ground beef (which are usually really cheap cuts ground up) and he was right. Also, gravies and sauces (aka meat lube) can help.

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