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Hi Kitten

Welcome to my club – Fussy Eaters United!

I completely understand where you are coming from. I’m also a vegetarian so you can imagine how limited my diet is.

I would suggest contacting your team’s dietitian. There are certain, almost ‘universal’ rules for post op eating but much of it is very flexible. I has to be for anyone with allergies, intolerances and religious observances.

I use sugar free syrup for my porridge. They are not cheap but they are absolutely delicious. I also use them to flavour milk and hot drinks like coffee. I have only ever used semi-skimmed milk and it has suited me fine but again, check with your team.

I also found that as time went on, my tastes changed dramatically. I am now an avid fan of really strongly flavoured cheeses, even the blue variety! I grate Parmesan on almost everything as a tiny amount is packed with flavour.

I know it seems impossible, but you really can get used to different things. I gave up sugar in my tea a year ago. It took many, many attempts but I finally did it. So, what I am saying is, keep trying every week. Eggs are a good choice as is mashed potato (or any other root veg really.) Your food choices seem to be quite healthy ones so with a bit of tweaking from your team, I bet you could be sorted pretty quickly.

I tend to eat the same things over and over because a) I like them b) I can tolerate them and c) I don’t have to think about it! I make sure that what I eat is healthy 95% of the time and stick to it.

Here is the link for the sugar free syrups:

Health food stores are worth looking in too. If, like me, you like pulses and seeds, they are a great source of protein, and that is the thing we need to concentrate on most post op.

Sorry for the length of this reply Kitten! Please let me know if I can help you with anything else.

Doodah x

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