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Meat

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Before my surgery last Jan 14th I was a meat eater loved it all but sence my surgery meat is just not at the top of my list.I can eat it and it doesn't make me sick or get stuck I just don't realy care for it anymore. Anyone else have any changes like this?

 

Tom

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I don't like eggs anymore. Used to have eggs every weekend. now I stick with kashi and Greek yogurt.

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I used to be able to eat chicken (white meat) almost everyday of the week. Now chicken gets stuck going down. I was told to try dark meat. Meanwhile, I eat a lot more cheese and peanut butter for protein.

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I don't like any of the meats I use to before surgery.  For me its a texture thing.  Having to chew chicken, hotdogs, hamburger and steak until they are mush is disgusting.  I didn't chew much before....bite, chew once or twice and then wash it down with tea.  It makes a huge difference.

 

I have found Japanese stir fry to be my friend lately.  I can get a stir fried scallops or shrimp and veggies (broccoli, mushrooms and zucchini) meal and split it into about 4 meals.  They chew up quickly and the texture is unlike meat if you know what I mean!  We have a Japanese drive thru (lol) in our little town so I buy a plate on Monday and Thursday a week and I am set for dinners for the week. 

 

I have also bought the stir fry vegetable plate and added a heated big Tyson canned chicken when I wanted chicken.  It's already shredded so it goes down easily with the veggies!

 

Sonya

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Hello- Try marinating your meat. It is a natural tenderizer and definitely makes the taste better. I am not a meat eater, but find that it helps me and you don't get tired of the same old thing.

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I formerly loved meat. Now not so much. I mostly eat fish and shellfish. Which I love.

Even chicken and turkey give me some trouble. I did have turkey meatballs in marinara sauce this weekend, over spaghetti squash, and also some chicken tortilla soup (made with thighs).

But steak, pork, white meat chicken, turkey seem to get stuck.

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Take it slow, little bites, I cannot eat eggs which I loved but everyday I find something new, esp fish

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In my past life I was vegan ! I found the taste of animals vile but since I have had my BP, I eat meat I eat all animals its terrible I feel like a cave woman, my fav is meat on the bone its so tender - but if I have choices I chose fish,shrimp and I love oysters raw with lemon icey cold there divine, but my regular diet for lunch is chicken thigh or tenderloin,or  tuna. Maybe your carnevoir ways will return???, but its very common after BP

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I used to LOVE tuna. I could eat it every day. I really don't care for tuna now. I was never a fan of pork. At about six months out I had an addiction to pork. It went on for months! It's so weird!

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I'm not going to go out of the way to add red meat back in. I'm getting adequate protein (80-100 gms/day) from the Whey Protein Isolate and fish that I eat. I have problems with lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) and skipping red meat is good for that.

I really love fish. Probably my Nordic/Scottish ancestry.

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loved it before, love it after.

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I just hope me and BBQ ribs don't part ways after surgery.  That would be sad.

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I used to LOVE tuna. I could eat it every day. I really don't care for tuna now.

I took a tuna fish sandwich to high school every day for the entire 4 years. I still like it, only it doesn't like me all that much since WLS.

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I just hope me and BBQ ribs don't part ways after surgery.  That would be sad.

 

I know what you mean.  I feel that way about steak.  I'm only two weeks out so I'm just in pureeds right now.  I'm so hoping that when I try my first steak it doesn't give me an issue.  I really would be sad about that.  But I made the decision to get healthy so it is what it is.

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I just hope me and BBQ ribs don't part ways after surgery.  That would be sad.

 

BBQ are ribs no longer are on my menu.  Love them but experienced no trouble leaving them behind.  Sometimes you gotta make choices.

While VSG people don't dump, GB patients might when eating greasy fatty foods.  That kind of stuff gets stuck for me and is painful.

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I tried beef last night.  I made a pot roast in the crock pot and pureed a little for myself.  It tasted great and I tolerated it just fine, but even with pureeing I had to chew a lot.  By the time I was ready to swallow, I didn't even want it anymore.  Too much time and effort at this point.  I am going to wait on beef for a bit.  Maybe I'll see how it goes with a little steak in a few weeks.

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I hated fish before my surgery. I'm a texture person and I just never liked the texture of fish. I was OK with tuna salad, but not often. Now I eat it all the time. I crave it, even and the texture doesn't bother me anymore. It's weird and definitely not something I expected.

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I tried a tiny cube of chicken last night and it went well.  I made sure it was two bites instead of just popping it in my mouth.  I made a quesadilla for hubby last night and couldn't resist a little taste of the chicken.  I was expecting pain or discomfort or maybe for it to get stuck and...nothing.  But it was just a tiny cube.  That could change in a couple weeks when I add more to my diet.

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I was a ribeye addict before my bypass. Now, I hardly touch beef. It's just too much trouble to chew it enough. I stick with chicken, ground meat and venison for my meat intake. The majority of my diet is greek yougurt. faa-yeah

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My tastes changed alot. When it comes to meat I lost my love of beef. 

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Tuna was my fave but I just don't enjoy it anymore.... It just doesn't taste right. I didn't really like tomatoes but now I love them! Sweet stuff I really find yucky and I was a chocoholic!

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Funny enough my NUT and surgeon push white meat chicken like its pure gold! It is THE worse thing for me to try to eat.  The most moist, tender chicken just doesn't agree with my pouch.  We have had some close calls but no dumping.  Now pork chops, lamp chops, steaks all have digested MUCH better than that dry chicken, turkey.  To be safe, I cook all my meats in the crock pot and that makes everything moist and tender enough EXCEPT for that pesky poultry!

 

Right now, my favorite food is sashimi and tofu.  TONS of protein and digest really easy.  

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Ahi Tuna lightly seared is my favorite thing right now... wasn't the biggest fan before but now I could eat it day and night.  So weird how our tastes change.  I will say I can only handle it when its VERY fresh as soon as it gets at all stringy I am a goner.

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