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Mechanical soft/puree/fork tender portion of diet

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Butterfly, Apr 25, 2017.

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    Butterfly

    Butterfly Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, all. I hope this is in the right forum.

    My revision to the DS was a week ago and I'll be seeing my surgeon tomorrow for my 1 week follow up. Because he didn't mess with my sleeve during surgery, we only did 1 day of clear liquids in the hospital and moved right to full liquids.

    I should be moved to the mechanical soft/fork tender diet tomorrow. When I did this as a sleeve patient I mostly cooked meat (chicken most often) and then blended it in my food processor with a little chicken stock to make it a puree consistency. I'd mash veggies with a fork and call it a day.

    I'm not looking for recipes per se, but was wondering if anyone had ideas for a shopping list? Because of higher fat meats being okay now, should I branch out with more than chicken?

    Anyone have any words of wisdom?

    Thanks!
     
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    galaxygrrl

    galaxygrrl Well-Known Member

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    Well, my go to when I got to solid foods was fresh mozzarella with oil and vinegar. I also ate a lot of shrimp salad. Hope this helps.
     
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    Clematis

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    Yes, go for fattier meats and full fat cheeses. Without the extra fat you will have trouble pooping and your skin will get dry. (Your sleeve was more agreeable than mine as I couldn't eat chicken for nearly a year and then only chicken thighs.)

    Wendy's Chili. That was my first real food after greek yogurt, cottage cheese. I loved that chili, even though a small container would last me a week. Before I was able to eat the chili I smeared refried beans in a skillet and sprinkled with shredded cheddar. (But my new sleeve was still irritable.)

    Heavy cream, too. Costco lobster bisque.

    Mashed veggies: I vote no. Veggies can give your chopped up bowels painful gas and/or diarrhea especially early on. Stick to proteins and introduce veggies later after bowels are fully healed, then one by one to see what may bother you. Same for carbs. I can eat rice but not pasta. Crackers but only some breads. We are all so different, though, so you'll have to discover what works for you.
     
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    Clematis

    Clematis Well-Known Member

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    Oh most fruit kills me with gas and diarrhea.
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Chicken of any kind was too dry early on, even with a boatload of mayo.

    My go to very early on was tuna with mayo.

    Basically if you can cut it with a fork, it's soft enough esp after you chew it. Shrimp is a good early soft food.
    I made my own chili. Can't stand Wendy's chili but that may have to do with working there long ago.
     
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    Butterfly

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    Thank you all so much! I have a good list to start with and I'll be doing the "try it and see..." thing starting with fattier meats. I'll most likely skip veggies for at least a few weeks as suggested. :)

    Oh yes, my sleeve is/was VERY agreeable. It really was a bust as a plain old sleeve, but my DS surgeon believes it's going to be just what I need to allow nutrition for the DS. I was able to eat pretty much anything and never had any restriction after I fully healed. I had to rely on just measuring food and stopping myself with willpower. It's a wonder I lost a thing.

    Thank you all again!
     
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    Settledownnow

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    Projective vomiting on chili over here. I did not tolerate that until much later. We are all so different.
     

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