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1 hour ago, Lisa LoVuolo said:

How many times do we have to chew are foods

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I was told at least 30 times until the food was applesauce consistency.

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I never had to chew a specific number of times. I’ve never understood that requirement even during the first couple of months when eating purées & soft foods unless you are a speed eater & gulper of food. Cut your food into small pieces, keep it tender & moist, eat slowly & take small bites you should be fine. But Lisa, aren’t you quite a time out now? This should be even less of a consideration for you.

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The old rule is 32 times I think, but that's hard to do. Just make sure you're not swallowing huge bites and chew your food.

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They told me 30 times but I have found that sometimes I have to chew more. After my revision to gastric bypass, I've found that if the food doesn't break down all the way by chewing (i.e. liquid), I won't swallow it, otherwise it has a high likelihood of getting me sick an hour later.

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