Can you eat cereal after gastric bypass?
on 6/19/08 9:04 am
After 2 years --- Cereal is still not my friend,, I think it is the milk that makes me sick to the point of dumping. At your point out , cottage cheese was my choice for breakfast. Also I was able to do the plain oatmeal , cream of wheat and grits.... but I had to be careful to take very small bites. Good Luck
Instead of adding milk have you considered trying Hood's Carb Countdown, which has less calories and sugar than skim milk?
I use this to make my shakes and it's pretty good.
At some point, I'll try it on cereal. I'm just not at that stage yet.
|Serving Size: 1 cup|
|Servings Per Container: 8|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||0 g (1%)|
|Saturated Fat||0 g (1%)|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Cholesterol||0 mg (0%)|
|Sodium||160 mg (7%)|
|Total Carbohydrate||3 g (1%)|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g (1%)|
|Protein||8 g (16%)|
Shake well before serving. For best quality keep refrigerated at 33 degrees F - 38 degrees F. This milk is ultra-pasteurized to last longer unopened. Once opened, consume within 7 days.
on 6/19/08 10:02 am - River Falls, WI
Just read the ingredient and nutirtional values for anything that appeals to you. The lower the sugar carbs, the better for you in many ways. Make sure it as some protein (5-8 g would be good for cereal), and if it's made with "whole" grains, that's all the better. Watch for fat calories too. And finally, watch for serving size. Consider adding some protein powder to the milk for a little boost. Ka****ends to make pretty health options, but not all of there's are truly WLS friendly.
Have you ever tried poaching your egg instead of boiling it? There's just something about the texgture that works so much better for me. You can get a great microwave poacher for $2 (Nordicware has the best one I've found). And it takes less than one minute to poach one egg.
Remember you don't have to have traditional breakfast foods for breakfast. There's nothing wrong with chicken or steak or whatever you can eat.
Have you ever seen my recipe for making oatmeal? It takes a few minutes but it is worth the effort. My DH wouldn't touch the stuff before I started making it this way and now he eats it almost as many days a year as I do (and I do about 355 days a year!).
Unsticky Oatmeal that Tastes Like Something
bring a kettle of water to boil.
Bring a small saucepan of water, lightly salted, to boil. Trhow in a few dried fruits, like raisins or craisins if desired. Stir in 1/3 to 1/2 cup THICK ROLLED OATS (not instant or quick or steel cut).
Reduce heat but keep at a low boil for 2 minutes. Pour into a strainer and immediately poor the boiling water from the kettle over it. This removes all the sticky-ickies and leaves a slightly chewy, very tasty oatmeal. Serve with warm milk and sweetener, if desired. (And I can't eat oatmeal without cinnamon, too.)