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1 week post-op! Can I move to pureed foods? I am starving!


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Ok, I am one week post-op. I feel ok! Liquids are going down ok, as long as i remember to do it slowly. My paperwork says that the liquid diet is 1-2 weeks post-op. When did you guys start your pureed diet? And what did you eat?

Thank you! :huh:

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After 7 days I added drinkable yogurt into my diet and Jello. It wasn't until day 10 did I add creamy soups and protein shakes. I did that for 21 days. It was mentioned to me to stay away from the blinder only because i might make things to thick! So if you do make sure they are on the watery side. Take it slow and don't push your band!

Wishing you the best of luck,

Jenelle

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If you were banded at the OCC... then you are on liquids only for 21 days post-op. I started my creamy stage on day 8. But, started drinkable yogurts on day 4. Dr. Miranda said that jello and pudding are no-no's. If you can't drink it through a straw, it ain't a liquid.

Kristy

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Ok, I am one week post-op. I feel ok! Liquids are going down ok, as long as i remember to do it slowly. My paperwork says that the liquid diet is 1-2 weeks post-op. When did you guys start your pureed diet? And what did you eat?

Thank you! :huh:

Hi CJen and Welcome to bandland! You should follow the guidelines of what your doctor has given you as he may have a specific program for you to use

People who were banded by the doctors at OCC in TJ, Mexico, have a (3) stage postop diet, as follows:

~ First stage is the "clear liquids", where you would go on clear liquids only for 7 days, starting the day of the surgery. On the 4th day, you can start having a yogurt smoothie

~ Second stage is the "creamy soups", where you would have thicker consistency from day 8 to day 20. Here you would have 1/2 cup of soups of your choice, with no chunks, lumps or bumps of any kind of food, and have it often throughout the day. If you can't drink it naturally threw a straw, you can't have it. Also, at this stage, no blending of foods, as air fluffs intergrate with the food mixture and can cause gas and air bubbles, which can cause some discomfort.

~ Third stage is the "solid", where you start to eat solid foods, suggested to start off with the softer foods and then progress to the hard, denser foods.

All this is a progressive step to eating and in the meantime, you are learning healthier eating habits to:

~ portion control your food and not go over 1/3 of what you use to eat and eat proteins first, then veggie/fruit, and then carbs/starches

~ take smaller bites

~ chew your food very well, at least 30 times before swallowing

~ take the time to enjoy your food and not be rushed to swallow foods, where you might get it stuck and be discomfort

Hope this helps you...and good luck with your weight loss journey!

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