Going to try veggies tomorrow

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   Posted 1/10/2013 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Have been trying to reintroduce foods to my diet lately, a few weeks ago I had fish for the first time since September! Tomorrow I'm going to try vegetables, I think I'll start with some microwaved peas since they're small and soft. Wish me luck! I bet they'll taste way better than mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs!

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   Posted 1/10/2013 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Peas aren't the easiest to digest because of the skins. Green beans would be better, or any leafy vegetables.

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   Posted 1/10/2013 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the tips!

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   Posted 1/10/2013 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Rice is easier to digest than potatoes, Jasmine rice is the easiest.

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   Posted 1/11/2013 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Tried some green beans tonight, they went ok! What else could I have besides rice?

I really want to get back to a normal diet pretty quickly, three months of mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, applesauce, cottage cheese, Maltomeal and other soft stuff is probably not the best for getting the most vitamins and minerals (although I feel fine).

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   Posted 1/11/2013 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Chopped spinach and/ or broccoli are good and easy. Chicken, tofu are good. Carbs including starch and sugar, are the most difficult to digest according to more recent digestive research. Proteins and fat are most easily digested. Wheat and milk bother a lot of people, so if you try adding them keep very close track of your symptoms.

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   Posted 1/11/2013 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
What foods have fat in them? I've never really liked spinach, but I might try some creamed spinach. I read that broccoli can sometimes make reflux flare up. I don't know about chicken, that is the food that got stuck the first time and led me to have to go to the ER.

So far today I've had:
Milk
Mashed potatoes
Bananas
Green beans

I might try tofu tomorrow. I'm just kind of anxious on reintroducing different kinds of food, and nervous that I'm not getting enough vitamins/minerals from what I'm eating. If anybody can give me reassurance, that would help a lot! I am feeling kind of tired tonight, and a little anxious that it might be from not getting enough vitamins/minerals.

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   Posted 1/11/2013 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
For what it is worth, After my NF, I threw things that sounded good in a little food chopper and blended them, then I ate pretty much what Appealed to me. My most favorite was the chicken Sonoma stew from Panerra's blended with the biscuit. It was delicious and satisfying. The one thing that bothered me was broccoli because it produces so much gas.

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   Posted 1/12/2013 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no information regarding what to eat after surgery. What I'm posting is foods that are easy to digest, based on what's in the fast tract diet. Meats have fat in them, you can also put butter or olive oil in the foods you eat. Meats and vegetables are important nutriment sources. Spinach is also great cooked in scrambled eggs.

Post Edited (sunbeam48) : 1/12/2013 6:29:23 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/12/2013 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   

The easiest vegetables for the body to break down include tubers such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams; root vegetables like carrots and beets; winter squash varieties, such as butternut squash, acorn squash and pumpkins; and summer squash, including zucchini. Baby spinach and alfalfa sprouts are also fairly easy to digest. But the body doesn’t digest cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage as easily. And you might want to avoid tomatoes, which contain irritating acid, and beans, whose high fiber and raffinose content can cause discomfort. Reference: My Planet Guids - Easy foods to digest.


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   Posted 1/12/2013 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
As reflected in the above statement, there are varying opinions. The Fast Tract diet is specifically for people with GERD. It does not recommend winter squashes including acorn and pumpkin.

Post Edited (sunbeam48) : 1/12/2013 5:26:48 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/12/2013 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all these ideas everyone, I got some sweet potatoes, carrots and creamed corn today at the store, plus eggs, cottage cheese, lettuce, and thin sliced ham.
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