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I'm still pre-op, on my pre-op diet currently, and I'm trying to practice habits I'll need for after (drinking Water in sips instead of gulps is the hardest. I love water and am a gulper). One is eating food very slowly, with pauses... Thing is, stuff gets either cold if it's a hot food, or warm if it's a cold food. I dunno about you, but cold scrambled eggs are gross to me, for example.

What are the best ways you've found to combat this issue?

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I don't want to sound condescending, but how about a microwave? Also, the thing I had to get used to after surgery was chewing each bite 20* times. The old me would chew 4 or 5 times then swallow. I did that about two weeks out while eating a piece of chicken and it was the only time I vomited since the surgery. Make sure you chew up everything to excess.

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11 minutes ago, mattk53 said:

I don't want to sound condescending, but how about a microwave? Also, the thing I had to get used to after surgery was chewing each bite 20* times. The old me would chew 4 or 5 times then swallow. I did that about two weeks out while eating a piece of chicken and it was the only time I vomited since the surgery. Make sure you chew up everything to excess.

I didn't take it as condescending, but nuking something repeatedly would... not be good 😁

I was thinking more like small warming bowls, or insulated plates or something.

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1 minute ago, STLoser said:

My mom actually bought me a candle warmer to set my plate on.. Now, I actually haven't used it except for candles , but it might be something you can try.

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Yes... This is what I was going for. I wonder if that would work well... I'll have to look into it. Thanks! Wonder if anyone has any food-warning experience with them...

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I got a coffee mug warmer, so it has two heat settings on it. I have small, appetizer sized plates and while I'm eating, if it's something warm, I set it on there. If it's something cold (if I'm home), I'll usually take half and leave it in the fridge/freezer if possible to keep it cold. Just be aware if you use the mug warmer, leave it on low or you may end up slightly burning your food lol. It was a life lesson.

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3 minutes ago, Sammi_Katt said:

I got a coffee mug warmer, so it has two heat settings on it. I have small, appetizer sized plates and while I'm eating, if it's something warm, I set it on there. If it's something cold (if I'm home), I'll usually take half and leave it in the fridge/freezer if possible to keep it cold. Just be aware if you use the mug warmer, leave it on low or you may end up slightly burning your food lol. It was a life lesson.

Fabulous! I'm guessing plastic plates would be a no for those LOL (I'm just being funny... I don't have plastic plates.) Thanks for that idea!!

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5 hours ago, GivinItMyALL said:

I'm still pre-op, on my pre-op diet currently, and I'm trying to practice habits I'll need for after (drinking Water in sips instead of gulps is the hardest. I love Water and am a gulper). One is eating food very slowly, with pauses... Thing is, stuff gets either cold if it's a hot food, or warm if it's a cold food. I dunno about you, but cold scrambled eggs are gross to me, for example.

What are the best ways you've found to combat this issue?

Honestly, it used to take me soooooo long to eat a meal that I eventually just got used to eating lukewarm/cold food.

I'm two years out, and even now I'll just eat leftovers straight from the fridge.

But if this not for you, there are mini crock pots you could use (or the aforementioned mug warmer). Also, you could try to eat out of insulated bowls?

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I usually reheat my food in the microwave at least once during a meal. I also try to cover my food between bites (either with a lid or plate on top of a bowl, or an inverted bowl over a plate).

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