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    Two months post op and having a hard time digesting food. Any favorite recipes you can share?



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    Default Re: Post op diet

    Your stomach is still getting used to it's new way of eating :-)
    It can take some time. Sometimes I found that something didn't sit well, but then I tried it again at a later date and it was fine.

    I find that red meat is better if it is in a casserole or gravy/sauce....or minced. Chicken and fish are usually fine.
    I still go to eggs (every which way) and cottage cheese for easy to eat good sources of protein.
    In winter I have a small amount of soup and add extras to it like chicken/prawns....so it is more meal than soup.

    I don't enjoy any large pieces of meat any more - steak etc but do like it slow cooked in some sort of liquid as above. I also have a go to meat ball recipe that can be made into balls, burger patties, mini meat loaves etc which seems easy for me to digest.

    There are quite a few bariatric recipe web sites that have good recipes and ideas. The world according to Eggface, Bariatric cookery, Bariatric foodie.

    Remember that it is still important to take small bites and chew thoroughly......and you are only 2 months out so don't be too hard on yourself :-)



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    Default Re: Post op diet

    When you say digesting what specifically do you mean? Bowel issues? Pain when it going down? Vomiting?



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    My crock pot and Instapot were my very best friends the first 3 months of life post sleeve. The food is softer and moister. I did a ton of chicken breasts a million ways...buffalo style, Italian style, etc.

    I am able to eat a lot of seafood and it has become a staple for me now. I love shrimp cocktail and I do halibut and tilapia with lemon, capers and dill in a foil packet.

    I posted a few recipes awhile back, you can search my name and find them that way. I forgot where I put them LOL. One thing I had to work on and still work on is eating SLOWLY, much more slowly than I ever thought I could and I chew my food as much as I can also.



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    Default Re: Post op diet

    Two months and your baby is new. Keep a log of how you feel after everything you eat so you can figure out what bothers you and what is good. Also remember that at 2 months out you are not really eating that much. I know it would take me a really long time to eat a single serving of the Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt. My full 35 minute lunch break. And sometimes I couldn't even finish it. It takes a long time to eat and you can't eat much. I went through months of having to learn to eat and notice my full signals. If I ate too fast or too much I would feel queasy or get the well named (by Annie) "toad froth". It does get better. My hubby used to ask when I was going to be able to eat normal without risk of getting ill. In the early months I would eat and then moan from discomfort. You will learn though. I am almost 3 years out and rarely have issues. If I really do overeat I can still get sick though.



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    Default Re: Post op diet

    Thank you for all your responses. I sometimes feel like food gets stuck in my throat. I realized I need to slow down and chew,chew,chew. I've grown tired of eggs so right now the thought of them makes me sick to my stomach. Going back to work seems to have made it a little tougher, trying to eat in the morning and packing the right lunch and snacks along with consuming enough water. I do love shrimp in all forms, white fish too!! I also noticed i get hungry more often which leads to snacking . I'm trying to keep it to fruit, and protien. I appreciate all your help.



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    Default Re: Post op diet

    Have you seen the video in this thread?
    https://www.gastricsleeve.com/forum/...ighlight=video
    It may give you some tips on how to eat and slow down your eating.

    As for the rest: you are still in the stage of finding out how your sleeve works.
    Take little baby steps, don't rush things.
    Introduce one new food at a time, so you can monitor closely what happens and if something agrees with you or not.
    Make a food journal, so you can look back on how you did on a certain food.
    When something does not agree with you, don't eat it for a while.
    It took me ages to be able to eat eggs, I think it was after 7 or 8 months.
    Some veggies are a no no, so early on in the proces.
    It may take up to six months before you can eat them.
    Salads you can eat maybe after three months.

    My guess is you want to go too quickly.
    Just take it easy, you will get there, but not so soon.
    The sites Kiwigal recommended are my favorite too, lots of ideas and recipes.
    Hang in there, you will get the hang of it!
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Default Re: Post op diet

    I use my same old recipes, with an appropriate adaption of reducing fat and substituting better protein, i.e., chicken or fish...but still do extremely lean beef.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 20 MO = 130.0

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    Default Re: Post op diet

    Basically it takes experimentation, try things to see what works for you.

    At 2 months any dense meat didn't do well with my new tummy, but soft fish did. Salmon, halibut, trout, scallops, whatever, it went down so much easier.



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