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Hey guys, im about 9 days post op VSG. Surgery date was 6/28/22. Ive been on the soft liquids for about a week now, and have lost 25 pounds already. I know its recommended to wait two weeks before moving onto soft foods, but literally all i want is just a little bit, even a small soft food meal like some canned tuna to satisfy my urge to have something besides liquids. Is it alright to have even just a small soft meal to satisfy myself or is it too early? This stage is getting to my head a little bit but otherwise i honestly feel great. I've been going exactly by the book so far.

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You will get permission here to eat, drink, smoke, vape, inject, bath in, roll in any and every food or drink, as they've been doing it from the day of surgery forward because, sure, it's on their plan. Really.

You have your plan and you know the rules. You should follow your rules. There, now that that is out of the way...

But, and here is the rub, you're an adult... more or less... and you can do what you want. You don't need anyone's permission to break your rules. They're your rules after all and it's you, not us, that will face the consequences.

Let's face it, no matter what we say, you're gonna do this bit of tuna. You've already talked yourself into it. You've rationalized why it should be OK, and how doing it a few days early really doesn't make much difference, so...

Enjoy your tuna.

Good luck,


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Those rules are not there just to help you lose weight they are to keep your healing tummy safe from injury. It’s not worth it if you ask me but of course it’s up to you.

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I wouldn't rush it because your tummy is healing and bad juju can happen. I mean you could get lucky and not have any consequences but that will only encourage you to take more risks. In my honest opinion the slower you go the better. My plan had me on 2 weeks full liquid, then 3 weeks pureed, and finally on soft now. Never realized just how good scrambled eggs were until I had to wait to have them.

As they say, it's your journey but going slow now will pay off in your future. Give yourself your best chance to succeed.

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I wouldn’t risk hurting your healing stomach by moving so quickly. I’m not sure what you mean by soft liquids but I’d definitely wait until it’s okay with your team to move forward. The risk isn’t worth it.

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I am 3 week post of and on liquid diet. I'm also craving something soft. I'm so tempted to cheat. It is so difficult but I also am not willing to take the chance of getting injured internally . It is really simple. I see it as I'm in for long term success and that it is not easy. If it were it would not be the challenge it is. I have been neglecting my body and health for 35 years and I'm tired of the aches, pains, numbness in my leg and feet from being diabetic, constantly being tired and just feeling like sh!t. So I ask you and of me to be better and do not cheat yourself. You have decided to go on a life changing Journey and it will be difficult at times. It has to be! It will be worth it.

Keep your cool and stick with the program and you will be more successful and be healthier very soon. Keep at it! We are here for you !!

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