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    kellbell
    Member

    Hi everyone just wondering what people’s problem foods are if any? I’ve tired salad a few times now and it just makes me feel sick after! Gutted as it’s easy and used to have salad all the time before! X

    #53958
    bikerchris
    Participant

    Hi,

    I’ve not really had a problem with anything, everything is tolerated well.

    when I was newly bypassed, I ws obviously very very careful what I ate, but as the months have passed I’ve become more relaxed. Nowadays I find I can have anything so long as its a small portion. I do clearly keep a close eye on fat and sugar because I want to stay healthy but on special occasions I’ve had a spoonful of pudding or the odd piece of chocolate. And if I do eat an unhealthy thing, I always make sure I’ve eaten some protein first to slow down my digestion. I’ve never dumped and I never want to!

    Chris x

    #53953
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @bikerchris 33765 wrote:

    Hi,

    I’ve not really had a problem with anything, everything is tolerated well.

    when I was newly bypassed, I ws obviously very very careful what I ate, but as the months have passed I’ve become more relaxed. Nowadays I find I can have anything so long as its a small portion. I do clearly keep a close eye on fat and sugar because I want to stay healthy but on special occasions I’ve had a spoonful of pudding or the odd piece of chocolate. And if I do eat an unhealthy thing, I always make sure I’ve eaten some protein first to slow down my digestion. I’ve never dumped and I never want to!

    Chris x

    Your regime is almost a carbon copy of mine except that I can’t eat animal protein or rice! I never ate much meat anyway and have not eaten fish or pork for about 50 years anyway.

    But BOY have I dumped!!! Always self induced so never seek sympathy haha! Shortbread at Christmas – fails every time. Yet I still do it. How ridiculous is that – hoping that one year it might be different? Ridiculous. #servesmeright

    Doodah x

    ps isn’t repeating the same action over and over but expecting a different outcome each time, the first sign of madness……?!

    #53955
    treeza
    Member

    Omg everyone is so different & I have to say someday I can eat something then the next time I can’t. Doesn’t seem any reason half the time. It’s all trial & error. I still don’t tolerate bread, eggs, chicken is a bit hit & miss as if fish. I’m fine with pasta & rice. Meats are ok as long I chew chew chew.

    #53956
    treeza
    Member

    Kellbell I don’t know how far out you are but it was months before I tried salad & it was a bit tricky to start. Just remember to chew loads & just be cautious about what dressings you put on it. Give it another try in a couple of weeks x

    #53957
    kellbell
    Member

    Hi treesa I’m 3 months post bypass now and I also have trouble with bread and eggs but fine with pasta n rice. Will try again in a few weeks thanks x

    #53959
    bikerchris
    Participant

    I also remember being told by Nicole the dietician that salad is not necessarily a brilliant choice post wls because it is fibrous and takes some chewing so it fills us up but offers no protein. If I do have salad, I try to eat my chicken or tuna or whatever first the if I can fit in a bit of lettuce I will.

    I’m lucky because i work 3 days in the office and 2 at home so on my 3 packed lunch days, i usually sling a handful of cherry tomatoes in. These days, i don’t mind paying a higher price for the really nice ones, because i’m worth it. Delicious and healthy.

    #53954
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    I LOVE salad. My absolute favourite is Greek salad. However, it took me at least a year before I got it ‘right’.

    I have found that it is better to stick to leaves that don’t have long stalks, have soft leaves and to tear it all up before I put it on the plate. I also don’t eat tomato skins and I half peel the cucumber. I have capsicum/bell peppers that I have removed the skins from first by baking them on a tray. The crumbliness of the cheese (feta) the soft sweetness of the peppers, and the juiciness of the cucumber seems to work really well – for me.

    Salad is so easy, portable and nutritious that it was the one dish that I really persevered with. I so hope you will eventually be able to eat it ok, kellbell. Try a little bit of something every day and see how it goes. Good luck!

    Doodah x

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