Food questions

on 12/30/20 11:08 am
RNY on 02/08/16

I had my surgery 4 years ago. My surgeon left the practice and I only got to talk to a bariatic dietitian once. I've been confused about foods I can eat this far out. She told me not to eat lettuce unless it's a little bit of shredded. Why? Also I don't know if I can eat a boiled egg, an orange or fruit and vegetables with skin on it.

Charity W.
on 12/30/20 12:33 pm - Lawton, OK

This may not be how all were told but after 3 months I was told I could try anything in moderation and make sure to chew. If it doesn't sit well now wait a few months and try again.


on 12/30/20 12:52 pm
RNY on 02/08/16

Thank you for your reply. I'm just tired of not being able to eat a wider range of foods. I feel like I eat the same thing over and over.

White Dove
on 12/30/20 4:29 pm

You can eat anything after the first three months.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 12/30/20 5:52 pm
RNY on 02/08/16

Thank you. I've been afraid to even try to eat a boiled egg or an orange or apple. You all have been a help to me.

on 12/30/20 4:48 pm
RNY on 07/20/15

This far out there is nothing at all you can't eat... but lots and lots of foods you shouldn't eat :)

  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)

on 12/30/20 5:48 pm
RNY on 02/08/16

That really makes sense. Thank you! I'm ready to start experimenting now. ?

White Dove
on 12/31/20 5:55 am, edited 12/30/20 9:55 pm

I had an apple during year two after surgery, but waited at least one more year before trying an orange. I really was not comfortable eating many foods for the first five years. I still try a small amount of a new food to see if there are any weird reactions.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 12/31/20 7:04 am
RNY on 02/08/16

I should do like you, try one food at a time. Thank you.

on 12/31/20 6:55 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I agree with everyone else. At this far out, no food is restricted as long as you can tolerate it.

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