on 11/9/17 6:49 am
VSG on 08/21/17 with

I've been searching the forums for info about eating oysters. My biggest concern is chewing them - I usually just let them slip down whole. I'm afraid that that chewing them like I do with other meats will be not an enjoyable experience. Any insights?

5'2" VSG: 8/21/17 HW: 261 SW:243 CW: 193

Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5 M3: 13.7

on 11/9/17 9:03 am

i wouldn't. The basis for this opinion is that we are to chew our food to applesauce constency [sic] post op. The oysters are going down WHOLE (i.e. NOT applesauce consistency).

I believe to do oyster shooters would result in a stomach ache, pain, or barfing.

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

Kristi T.
on 11/9/17 9:04 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Every Christmas we make our traditional oyster stew, they are soft and not chewy in this particular stew. That's the only way I can eat oysters, just once a year:-)

Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/9/17 9:09 am - Castle Rock, CO

I was about 2 years out before I ate raw oysters, just because I hadn't had the opportunity before. Those delicious creatures slipped right on down.

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Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 11/9/17 11:32 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I eat raw oysters the usual way. No problems.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 11/9/17 4:25 pm - Brighton, IL

I eat raw oysters anytime I can get them and have never had a problem.



Cecily C.
on 11/9/17 4:51 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

Maybe try one the traditional way and sit with it a while to see how you handle it before trying another?

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18