Post Bariatric Surgery Diet

Discussion in 'Free From and Specialist Diets' started by ElizabethB, 14 Aug 2017.

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  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I must admit the idea of pureed calve's liver and onions is making me feel queasy! When is he on solids?
     
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  2. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Senior Member

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    Lafayette, LA. US
    It looked gross and had no texture. It actually tasted pretty good - think poor man's pate'. George asked for crackers to go with it. NOT!

    Silly man.
     
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  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I have been making dips lately for my daughter's lunch box and it made me think of your current challenge. I wondered whether some of the classic dips might be a nice treat for your husband. The problem is, I suppose, he would want crackers to dip!
     
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  4. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Senior Member

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    Lafayette, LA. US
    @morning glory

    So true. A nice thought but what I think of as dips is not suitable. His protein has to be pure protein. When I cooked the chicken thighs there were lovely vegetables in the gravy. I had to separate the veggies from the meat and puree individually.

    I will soon be preparing soft foods rather than pureed.
     
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Oh, I didn't realise that. Why do the proteins have to be served separately?
     
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  6. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Senior Member

    Location:
    Lafayette, LA. US
    @morning glory

    George is required to have 96 grams of protein each day. I can not measure the protein if it is mixed with veggies.

    I have had to dredge up my old math skills to keep track of his requirements.
     
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  7. jennyb

    jennyb Senior Member

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    How is it going with hubby's diet @ElizabethB? I hope all is well. :)
     
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  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    ...I was wondering that too. :)
     
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  9. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Senior Member

    Location:
    Lafayette, LA. US
    @jennyb
    @morning glory

    Thank you for asking.

    This morning George weighed in at 279 lbs. :D:highfive::woot:

    Another milestone. He is averaging about 1 lb. per day!

    He is off of pureed food and on soft food. Nothing dry or difficult to digest.

    Chicken, fish, shell fish, pork, eggs.
    beef, venison or veal ground only.
    Cooked veggies - no raw veggies. He misses his salads.

    Portions are still very limited.

    Morning

    2 oz. protein (2 eggs) = 14 grams nutritional protein
    1 oz. fruit

    Mid Morning

    11 oz. pre mixed protein shake = 30 grams supplemental protein

    Noon

    2 oz. protein = 14 grams nutritional protein
    1 oz. veggies

    Afternoon

    6 oz. yogurt (he likes Greek yogurt which has more protein than regular yogurt) = 16.5 grams nutritional protein
    1 oz. fruit

    Evening Meal

    Repeat noon meal = 14 oz. nutritional protein

    Evening snack

    4 oz. protein shake = 10.9 grams supplemental protein

    Lots of fluids 80 to 100 oz. per day in the form of water, Jello, popsicles or clear broth.

    George has a weakness for cheese so he will sneak in an ounce of cheese each day = 5 to 7 grams nutritional protein.

    He does have difficulty getting enough water. He is also being very stubborn about his exercise routine. He is supposed to exercise 30 minutes daily - walking or on his stationary bike. He MAY exercise 3 times a week. BAD BOY!!

    He feels good. The weight is coming off and he is not hungry.

    We have an appointment with the bariatric team Oct. 10th. After that he will have fewer restrictions and his portions will increase. It will be another 2 months before carbs from bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and other starchy veggies are introduced back into his diet.

    All is good. We take it one day and one pound at a time.

    :D
     
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  10. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    This is great news! :D He obviously needs some sort of incentive to take exercise. Is there anything you could bribe him with?
     
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  11. jennyb

    jennyb Senior Member

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    I'm glad he is making such good progress @ElizabethB. i think I mentioned a friend of a friend who had a similar op. It took a year before she acme normal weight and she was like a different person. She did do exercises too which I think helps tone muscles as the weight comes off. Five years on she has kept the weight down.
     
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  12. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Senior Member

    Location:
    Lafayette, LA. US
    Yes I did try bribing him but he said my bribe was his exercise for the day. :oops:
     
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  13. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Senior Member

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    Lafayette, LA. US
    My Sweet Man is so funny.

    The other day he asked me to look at his ankles. I asked what was wrong. He said "Nothing is wrong. I actually have ankles and I can see them."

    He also has cheekbones.

    We have an appointment with our Bariatric Team Tuesday.
     
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  14. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Its great to hear he is doing so well. Soon he will be eating solids?
     
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  15. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Senior Member

    Location:
    Lafayette, LA. US
    @morning glory

    He has been on solids for a while. Soft proteins like fish and chicken. Pork as long as it is very moist. No steak or dry protein. No carbs other than what he gets in his fruit, dairy and non starchy veggies. No raw veggies. He misses his salads.

    I think (hope) he will be able to have red meat and raw veggies after our appointment tomorrow. We'll see.
     
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