I don’t eat most of the foods that I ate before my surgery. Pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, all sugars – all out. I eat mostly meat, eggs, and tofu with a few bites of soft veggies if I still have room. Some meats still make me nauseous, but my repertoire is slowly expanding.
When I was first on a “normal” bariatric diet, I was having tremendous difficulty eating. Every single thing I ate made me feel so sick that I couldn’t imagine eating again a few short hours later. She told me to try some meatballs – a few bites at a time – and see what I could tolerate.
That plan worked well, and Joe and I found some yummy sun dried tomato chicken meatballs for a little variety. We threw this sauce together and meant to top it with some feta cheese, but we were so hungry and excited for the tartness of the sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts that we completely forgot about that until we had already finished our dinners.
Of course, our picky children did not touch this meal, but I loved it and ate it for lunch several more days in a row.
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