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Hi everyone! I was told that I can move past puree now, thank goodness. I am just nervous though because I feel like im just always stuck at the same weight. Does anyone have any websites or resources that help you come up with meal plans? I am going to try to make an appointment with a nutritionist next week but I just want like a solid plan for now. I guess they told me im in between phase 4-phase 5 which they mention is soft foods. I can have more food groups, including salad. But I am just feeling a little overwhelmed I guess. I am having a hard time knowing when im full and sometimes even when I feel full, I want to still eat everything thats on my plate. I am still trying to drink Water every 5 minutes, I actually set a timer this morning to remind me to drink. I have been terrible at getting my water in, everything just seems like a chore right now.

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Every surgeon has a different plan, so hard to give advice on specific foods. You did mention wanting to eat everything on your plate. My best advice is to use a salad plate, not a dinner plate. I still do nearly two years out! Also, measure & weigh your food and don’t put more on your plate than you should eat. Something I had a hard time with was slowing down while eating. This allows your stomach time to register the full signals and send them to your brain. Try putting your fork down between bites. Count to 30 or 60 if you have to! Get used to cold food 😂 Keep practicing at these things, it becomes second nature over time.

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Thank you! That's great advice! I do struggle with eating fast because once I start eating, I feel so hungry and your totally right...sometimes I eat so fast and I dont feel full until after im done because I didn't give my stomach time to register. I need to remember to do what I do when I go to a restaurant or when I eat out with friends or my fiance. Every time I go to a restaurant, I would feel full fast because im eating slow and because im socializing. So I just need to remember to put my folk down between bites and to stop eating when I feel full, that to me is the biggest challenge right now.

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