When did you all start eating lettuce? and NSV
I'm also 21lbs down from surgery today!!! Yay me!!! 48lbs in total and I'm so happy.
I also went to Galveston this past weekend with my DH and walked A LOT. Not one time did my feet or lower back hurt. I couldn't believe it! I also noticed how much room I have now between me and the table when I sit down at a restaurant. AND I'm in an XL shirt!!!! This is happening so fast and i'm having a good time trying to keep up.
My surgeon has told me that when I start on regular foods to try only one new food each day so I know what hurts and what doesn't. Everyone is different and I'm still in the mush food stage. My mom however, is 17 months out and regular lettuce hurts her pouch. She has no problem with baby spinach though and uses that to make salads all the time :)
Anyhoo, back to your question. I started eating the "skinny" version of the Outback Chpped Pecan and Blue Cheese salad when I was 6 weeks post op. It truly was my saving grace...I still cannot tolerate any type of meat or eggs. I have not chosen to become a vegetarian, but it sure seems as my new friend Sybil (my knicknmae for the pouch) has made the decision for the both of us. lol
Anything that I can put beans, tofu and cheese into...I do it. This morning I made a protein drink with a 7 oz container of Fage Total plain, a Premier Chocolate Protein drink and a scoop of Unjury Strawberry Sorbet. That was 70 grams of Protein. I was able to drink half and I will drink the rest for my snack.
f you have a salad, make sure to chop it all up very fine and chew, chew, chew! Enjoy and I hope that it all works out for you. I love me some salads!
I was like you I couldn't WAIT to eat a salad...I thought I'd never want another salad after eating them everyday for months...but alas I missed them!
I was kinda a cheater and started very soft food early so when I was on "Soft Food" I went and ate my first salad. I think I was about 6-8 weeks out.
If food is doing ok in your pouch - maybe chop the salad a little smaller then normal and CHEW CHEW CHEW. hahaha :D
I would think that once you're cleared for regular solid foods that you should be able to try a little and see how it goes. I was worried I wouldn't be able to eat salads because I know alot of people have issues with it but thankfully, salad is one of the easiest things for me to eat :)
on 10/25/12 3:45 am