First foods?

Pure_Prairie
on 2/3/19 7:43 am
VSG on 01/10/19

I just hit my 3 week point and am now on "regular" foods. I have the list of foods but I feel like nothing really even sounds good. I have tried cheese, which was good. I tried chicken, I got sick, like it was stuck and I was coughing up something clear for 30minutes to an hour. So no chicken for a while!

My biggest challenge is trying to eat more high protein foods.

Yesterday, I picked up canned tuna & canned carrots. I just feel stuck for ideas. This morning my son and I made an omelet and he cut off the end off for me. Help LW Friends?

*Cross posted in Lightweights

HW: 183 Pre-Op: 171 Post WLS Month 1: 149 Month 2: 141 Month 3: 133

Surgeon's goal: 128 My Goal: 118

Kristi T.
on 2/3/19 9:15 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Fish was my best friend when I first started on regular type foods. I cooked(baked w/lemon & butter) a lot of Swai and Cod. I could easily digest it and helped with protein goals. A website that helped me with ideas was TheWorldAccordingToEggface.com, she has so many ideas if you have not checked it out yet.

Pure_Prairie
on 2/3/19 11:07 am
VSG on 01/10/19

I heard about it here and did visit but it was prior to getting to regular foods so I just surfed, I'll go back now that I can do something with the information.

HW: 183 Pre-Op: 171 Post WLS Month 1: 149 Month 2: 141 Month 3: 133

Surgeon's goal: 128 My Goal: 118

The Salty Hag
on 2/3/19 11:20 am
RNY on 05/20/13

If it was a chicken breast, that could be why it was too dry. Thighs are much more moist naturally, but it could be you're not quite ready for chicken.

Like Kristi suggested, fish would be a good choice. My favorite kind is Swai. It's very tender and flaky.

Even though you're cleared for regular food, if you can eat Greek yogurt, it's still a great choice for 3 weeks out as long as it's low in added sugar. I would eat yogurt with a little protein powder mixed in.

I also second the advice to visit Eggface's website. She's a post WLS food genius.

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Tom Petty

Pure_Prairie
on 2/3/19 3:27 pm
VSG on 01/10/19

It was a chicken breast, my son had made them and they were pounded flat so they were nice and thin. However, I was still on full liquids so technically they were leftover. So probably a little drier. I will try dark meat next time, that was what made me think of the tuna, being in water it seemed like it would be a little moister.

Thanks for your input!

HW: 183 Pre-Op: 171 Post WLS Month 1: 149 Month 2: 141 Month 3: 133

Surgeon's goal: 128 My Goal: 118

Partlypollyanna
on 2/3/19 3:14 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

If you are a coffee drinker, RTD premier protein drink in your coffee is a very good early out boost. It, along with greek yogurt, helped me hit my protein goals for months. I also drank a lot of the protein water at first.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 130

Jen

Pure_Prairie
on 2/3/19 3:32 pm
VSG on 01/10/19

I used to drink 3 - 4 cups a day! Now I might get 4 ozs. I use the RTD chocolate & vanilla, which one do you prefer with coffee.

HW: 183 Pre-Op: 171 Post WLS Month 1: 149 Month 2: 141 Month 3: 133

Surgeon's goal: 128 My Goal: 118

Partlypollyanna
on 2/3/19 4:30 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I like the chocolate and caramel with my coffee but vanilla is fine, if just doesn't have as much "coffeehouse" flair, lol. I tend to use the caramel in decaf at night; that and the dessert flavored herbal teas really help me when my head tell me "you need a treat".

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 130

Jen

GirNNJ
on 2/4/19 6:36 pm - NJ

Hi.........what is RTD premier protein drink and what protein water did you drink? I've tried 2 of the Premier Protein water and I am having trouble stomaching the after taste. Thank you!

Partlypollyanna
on 2/4/19 6:54 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

RTD just means ready to drink - so the prepared shake instead of the powder. You can find it a lot of places, sams club or Walmart usually have it one sale.

I liked Protein20 waters - they do have an aftertaste but it didn't bother me.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 130

Jen

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