Rootrazz

Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

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Moisture would make sense. In my post op diet binder, it says to add moisture to everything, to avoid issues (such as ground meat). I thought it was to increase fluid intake, but it makes sense it’d be a digestive/intake aid as well. 

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I am very much a creature of habit (or I'm getting old or a combo of the two!).  I have a Premier protein shake as soon as I wake up, followed by a boiled egg 2.5 hours later.  As a snack I usually have a banana.  Lunch and dinner are hit and miss just depending what is accessible (high protein/low carb focus).  Afternoon snack is some sort of cheese.  G2 is my go to drink, second to water.  In the evenings I snack on smoked almonds, with an occasional (1) Dove dark chocolate candy (37 calories).  I feel fortunate that I really don't have issues with any foods.  @Rootrazz, I would say find what works for you and stick to it.  Even if that is still a lot of soft foods.  I agree with the previous posters that there is no reason to rush to solids.  When I first started solids, I would chew each bite like 30 times to alleviate my fears - by then the food was all but disintegrated or just a paste. :)

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@Rootrazz, welcome!  

I'm 8 wks out and I stayed with softer foods. I have the rest of my life to eat other things, but I know the things I like and work well with my sleeve, so I stick with them!  I like to blend up chicken with stuff (like avocado and mayo or refried beans and taco seasoning with cheese and a dollop of Greek plain yogurt). I also like the Italian bake that everyone talks about.  I make a batch of any of these up and fill up my 4oz containers and then just grab and go. I can do eggs fine, but I also add extra protein by throwing in a little cottage cheese into the kitchen ninja when I throw the eggs in, it adds moisture and fluff so it isn't as "rubbery" of a texture. It's really a trial and error process of seeing what works...and when you find things at work, it is pretty easy to stick with them. Since I like them so much, it doesn't get to be "oh that, AGAIN?!?" I'm fine with the same thing everyday!  

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Well, just tried the poached egg. No issues so far, other than it's really hard to slowly eat an already soft egg. Got 4 small bites in (about a third of the egg), and was done. But! No adverse reaction as of yet. :D

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