One of the hardest situations Post-Ops face is relearning how to cook and feed their family.
Learn to live without the bread, rice, tortillas, crackers and macaroni. Once you've tamed the habit, they become a choice instead of a compulsion and no longer rule you!
This Italian dessert is a light spoonful of soft gelled pudding that instantly melts into an explosion of smooth cream when it hits your tongue.
It is not arbitrary that you have been told to eat purées for a period of time - you have just had 85% of your stomach removed and have miles of staples creating your new stomach pouch. (okay so not miles but you get the point)
Super simple and delicious soft food for bariatric post-ops.
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Patients who have had a surgical weight loss procedure, whether the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Banding, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, require close monitoring of nutritional status, physical and mental well being for the rest of our lives.
IF you are searching for a way to make that jump from smooth creamy pureés to soft foods and have NO idea how to do it, please let me give you the gift of this recipe. It is a technique for braising that you can have in your pocket for the rest of your life. This meal is soft and delicious and makes chicken easy to eat for ANYONE. I promise.
It is not arbitrary that you have been told to eat purées for a period of time - you have just had 85% of your stomach removed and have miles of staples creating your new stomach pouch.
All foods are not created equal. In fact, some foods should not be labeled food but rather consumable product or 'edible, but void of nourishment'.
I just read a great post in our Facebook Support group that made me sad.
I wish I could push a button and be a size 10 with no backfat, eat what I wanted and lay around in the evenings watching TV or goofing off on Facebook... I wish... I wish... I wish... fat chance.
This is a very common question in our Facebook Groups, so don’t feel bad if you’ve wondered this too!
This is an amazing question asked often on both our support group pages and one member summed it up perfectly!
Years ago, back when people had never heard of bariatric surgery, some doctors offices gave their patients 'bariatric cards'. These cards assisted us if we ever needed help in explaining our surgery for medical needs.
Many members of faith do not want to sit out when it is time for Communion but are concerned that they cannot physically handle the wafer or wine. We have the definitive answer for you.
I had my surgery in 2001 meaning I am far enough out of surgery where I should be able to get all my protein from food - and in theory I can. However, if I did not drink an Inspire protein drink in the morning or during the day, I would be eating all day long. It's just too much food, even for me.
I am 7 months post op and my beautiful long hair is falling out in handfuls.
Ricotta is a creamy, slightly sweet, fresh cheese that is the smooth Italian cousin of cottage cheese. It can be a new post op's very best friend.
They gave him very little education and the psychologist should have picked up on how non compliant he would be. I tried to talk him out of it but he was determined.
Creamy, delicious, simple and fresh.
Soft food stages can drag on for what seems forever unless you get creative. You can also make this dish with a jar of supermarket roasted salsa.
Cooking eggs so they don't have an ugly green sulfur ring makes a huge difference! They look better, taste better and we are able to eat them.
Once you try this dish you will never again have to give thought to what to eat for breakfast!
The goal in this phase is to introduce a few calories into your diet and ready your surgically altered stomach and intestines for food. Doctors vary in their requirements for length of time in this food stage; some as little as a few days to as long as a month or even longer in cases. Stay with your surgeons prescribed timeline.
Can we absorb vitamins and minerals through our skin by using one of those multivitamin patches I have heard of?
I just had my first post op check up and they released me to eat Pureés, what about scrambled eggs?
So easy and delicious! When you make this a few times you will have it in your back pocket for a quick to the table supper to warm up a sandwich.
WHEN HAVING BARIATRIC SURGERY, EITHER PRE OP OR POST OP, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE CLEAR LIQUID. YOU WON’T MIND THE DAYS OR WEEKS ON A RESTRICTED DIET IF YOU HAVE HOMEMADE BROTH.
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