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    natalieyoung
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    I am wondering what sort of food people are eating. I am on my liquid diet at the minute and next week puréed food and then normal food but I am wondering what people who have bands are eating. Is indigestion common with all food

    #48405
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Hi Natalie

    I have made this same suggestion in another thread: contact your dietitian if you have any problems or worries concerning post wls food. All surgeons/teams are different so the guidleines being follwed by one patient, might not be the same ones being followed by others

    In general, pureed food can be exactly the same as liquidised, just a bit ‘lumpier’. It will feel a bit boring but we should remember that we all followed a strict pre op diet for at least two weeks and got through that!

    As for indigestion, are you experiencing it now?

    Doodah x

    #48425
    natalieyoung
    Member

    The indigestion is not as bad as it was. Yesterday i think I had soup that was too thick and caused some discomfort.

    #48406
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Quite possible you have found the culprit then Natalie!

    It’s all so much trial and error in the beginning – we all went through it believe me.

    It took a fair bit of discomfort and frothing/vomiting before I gave in and realised that meat and rice were never going to be any friend of mine! I kept trying at regular intervals as some foods are only problematic in the very beginning. However, I never ate much meat anyway and I certainly don’t miss rice (except for Risotto mmm loved that!) as much as I would have pasta. I’m fine with pasta so I’ll take that as they say 😉

    Doodah x

    #48426
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Right so today had a scrambled egg and about 20 after had a lot of indigestion! Does this mean liquids for another while or is this going to always the way I feel after eating?

    #48420
    skinnysoup
    Member

    I am back to eating ‘real’ food now and though it was difficult mentally I have not had any problems so far.

    Just think of the weight loss!

    Xx

    #48427
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Did you have indigestion after eating Kerrie? I had that egg at 12 today and can still feel indigestion in my back its horrible

    #48421
    skinnysoup
    Member

    No not really though I am sorry to say that as it doesn’t help you.

    Sorry xx

    #48428
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Don’t be silly Kerrie its great you have no discomfort I just don’t think my tummy is quite ready for food just yet!

    #48422
    skinnysoup
    Member

    You must have lost so much weight??? I have lost just over a stone in 3 weeks, though it has really slowed up in the last week.

    I played tennis today and I think it’s slightly too soon as I feel a tad uncomfortable tonight. Desperate to start exercising again but think I thought I was more recovered than I was! Maybe I will swim instead for a bit.

    I guess everyone is different listen to your body you will know when you can handle food!

    Kerrie

    Xx

    #48429
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Have lost about 16lb but that’s including preop.

    #48417

    @natalieyoung 26612 wrote:

    Have lost about 16lb but that’s including preop.

    Hi that’s fantastic doesn’t it make it feel all so worthwhile…….

    Carry on losing!
    Claire

    #48418

    @natalieyoung 26605 wrote:

    Right so today had a scrambled egg and about 20 after had a lot of indigestion! Does this mean liquids for another while or is this going to always the way I feel after eating?

    Sorry must start reading from the beginning! I have had a bypass but scrambled egg that is too dry is probably your problem when cooking it keep it a little runny don’t let it get dry and lumpy, I have problems too but like my egg runny but have let it cook too long and wow I know about it. It may sound silly but don’t forget to chew it to.

    Good luck hope your feeling better now!

    Claire

    #48430
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Thanks Claire maybe it was too dry but was in an horrible pain til about 10 last night. Think I am going to stick to liquids for another couple of days!

    #48407
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Hi Natalie

    It will do you no harm at all to stick with more fluid stuff for a few days. I do it even now if my system is struggling. As you all know (because I am CONSTANTLY moaning about it!) I suffer dreadfully when I’m cold. So, if it’s absolutely bitter, I eat nothing but home made soup that I have ‘zizzed’ up in the blender until I get warm again.

    When I was in the Maldives, I managed to eat all sorts of things I couldn’t possibly consider here as it was so lovely and hot there!

    Claire is right about the scrambled eggs. Keep them very much on the soft and runny side and it will be easier. In this awful weather, have to admit to turning to my old friend porridge as well. Have never had a problem with it and pureed fruit to sweeten it is delish! It’s so good for you too.

    You are doing brillaintly Natalie. And thank you so much for always coming here and sharing both your triumphs and disasters. It will be so helpful to new people.

    Doodah x

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