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Got a lap band in 2008. Tried hard, but didn't lose much weight & developed swallowing problems. Fought my insurance company for almost a year & finally had a band to DS revision on 5/11/12. Yay!
HW 405/SW 397/CW 182/GW 160
The DS is *THE* solution to Severe Morbid Obesity! Check the stats!
Many fresh post-ops have discovered that chicken breast might not be the easiest meat to eat. I've got a couple of suggestions for y'all, and some of them work on any meat, but the mention of chicken comes to mind the most as I just read about someone's struggles with chicken early out.
Best Advice Ever!
Pound your meat!! Place the breast filet between wax paper or in a Ziploc and pound it with a flat mallet or rolling pin until it's about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. This breaks up the fibers in the chicken, making it easier to chew.
Brine your meat!
I do this with chicken as well as pork. Soak in sal****er, garlic and spices (I also do Worcestershire) for about 30 min. It makes it nice and juicy.
Slow cook your meat!
Cook on low, poach, or bake with sauce.
Finally, as goes with any meat, add sauce, gravy or just plain butter. Some extra added stuff just makes it easier to eat overall.
2) I enjoy potatoes a few times a week. They're a complex carb so we dont absorb as much as simple carbs, but its exremely high on the glycemic index just the same. French fries for some reason get caught up if I eat them too fast.
3) no reactive hypoglycemia.
4) I take vitamins 4-5 times a day - most before lunch