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#1 so_fabulous_snc

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

I have seen people say alot of different things about what they can and cannot tolerate after surgery. And i know i am still to early out of surgery to eat food(praying for mushies phase to get here) , but I was wondering about a few different foods that I use to like before surgery

Buffalo chicken, loaded baked potatos, and girl scout cookies.

I know that even if i could tolerate girl scout cookies it would be very very rarely. But I wasnt sure about baked potatos or spicy food in general. Any advice or experience with this types of food. Thanks
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:53 PM

I began my puree diet yesterday. Today, I purchased some canned chicken and blended it up as much as possible, and then I added a packet of buffalo sauce from Chick Fil A and mixed it up...best think ever! :0) Maybe it's because I haven't had any real food in 4 weeks...but truly it was so good. I haven't had any issues at all...and I ate that at lunch time.

I can't answer the other stuff, but hope that gives you a little inspiration!
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:54 PM

Everybody's pouch reacts differently to foods and that even changes from day to day, which is why people are forced to experiment (with caution).

Chicken is a dense dry food and difficult for some for a long while after surgery. I don't know what a "loaded" baked potato consists of, but you wouldn't be able to eat a whole one and if it includes any butter or oils you may not like it. The cookies have tons of sugar and you probably couldn't handle them.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:08 PM

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I haven't had my surgery yet but there is one very big thing that I've learned her. Make the most of your "honeymoon stage". Don't even touch the sugar stuff or any other foods that can trigger you. If you do your better than best in the first 9 months your chances of keeping the weight off are so much better. I'm now trying to get psyched into being totally committed to this weight loss journey - it's my last one and I'm doing it!!!

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:13 PM

A loaded baked potato generally consists of Butter, Cheese, Bacon, and sour cream...I imagine people could "load" them with something else :) but that is the general rule....
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:28 PM

I was told my my doctor to not allow a baked potato, mashed potato, rice etc in my diet. Its empty calories and carbs you really do not need. By the time I eat protein I really do not have room for the carbs.

I do not allow myself cookies at all. I am not sure I would stop with only one :(

As far as chickeln, my pouch has tolerated all flavors/baking styles of chicken.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:14 AM

I agree with trying to take advantage of the honeymoon stage. I am actually sorta hoping for the dumping of fats and sugar. I don't want to get myself into this situation again, and if that means no sugar for me, then so be it. I did let myself have it before today, started 14day pre-op liquid, and can't wait to see the physical new me, and how I change emotionally. My surgery is 1/17/11 and I can't wait.:D
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:24 AM

Or look for alternatives. Instead of a 'loaded baked potato' try some puree'd califlower, substitute some plain greek yougart for sour cream. :)

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:44 AM

Well i dont plan on trying anyhting crazy for a while and if i do it would be small amounts. I was just kinda curious. I was on eggface website but there were so many recipes but i didnt know if she haad alternatives to this or something kinda like it. I am a sucker for the spicy. But right now i am focusing on what i need to do and what my nutriotionist says.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:48 AM

For the buffalo chicken, I made these the other day (but without the ranch or bun, I had a small amount (about 4) small sweet potato fries which I baked in the oven sprnkled with a homemade bbq rub for spicyness)

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and they were delicious!

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:14 AM

I've learned that almost anything can be modified to be included in my diet, even if only ocassionally. For instance, the loaded baked potato as it was described would be a huge no-no for me. However, 1/3 of a baked potato with NO butter (or the 5 calorie Promise substitute), low-fat sour cream, bacon with the grease mashed out of it and cheese would be fine as an ocassionaltreat with some other protein included in the meal. After wls we need to learn to use spices and other ways to season things without including the saturated fats. And potatos should not be a staple in our diets. I have potatos only very rarely.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:01 AM

I have had wings but plan to start using a skinless dark meat cut into chunks. I just reduced the butter because I still do use it...won't do margarine myself. I do small amounts of baked potatoes with butter and ff sour cream. Potatoes are on my food listed after protein and vegetables. You could also use greek yogurt if you must have the potato and get some protein. Just go heavier on the yogurt. Cookies you need to wait and wait and wait. I had no sweets at all for a year but that was my choice.

I'm not criticizing you but think that perhaps a person's time might be better used working on what you can have and not what you shouldn't have. In time, most of the foods are doable on a limited basis.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 11:48 AM

no I dont think anyone is judging me I was just curious about that stuff. Im not worried about having to wait on sweets sincevI was never a big sweet eater before the surgery. I think I am more of a carb person. Im not sure what I will be able to eat after this 3 week liquid diet since I dont get me customized menu from my nutrionist til that time. Thanks for all the input.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:43 PM

Check out this TT thread for good post op food suggestions:

http://www.thinnerti...-post-op-5.html

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Cynthia:"There is never a mistake too big to change, never a misstep that cannot be corrected, and there is never a wrong time to start over."

(and someone had a great quote about not letting immediate gratification derail long term goals-but I cant remember who or exactly the wording. It was good, though...)


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