Hi, I’m Patti Dunn. Welcome to my channel. Let’s talk about gastric bypass. Hi, I’m Patti. Welcome back. Let’s talk about gastric bypass So in this video, I thought we talk about a puréed stage. I should start by saying I’m not a medical professional This is just me sharing my experience after having had gastric bypass surgery 15 months ago I’ve lost 117 pounds I’m not a doctor. I’m not a nurse. I’m just telling you my experience So, typically after the surgery you typically have the clear liquid stage and then you have the full liquid stage. Then the next stage typically is the puréed stage Thepuréed stage is where you try to your best to get at least 70 to 90 grams of protein a day It’s a little difficult since you’re just starting to have really solid foods. So it’s a little it’s a little tricky. But you’re supposed to try your best to get 70 to 90 grams of protein. If you don’t know how to count protein grams, you can use an app like I use which is called MyFitnessPal and you enter the food, you know, either by name or by the barcode. Say you say you eat a packaged food, you would just scan the barcode and it would tell you the calories the all the nutrients of the food, so that really helps a lot. In the pureed stage, they recommend things like well, actually I’ll read it here. I was given this excellent book from my doctor’s office. And let me tell you what what they recommend. Okay, this is a great. It was a great great guide for me. Okay, so the the puréed stage is typically days 8 through 14 The puréed diet stage consists of three meals that include one and a half ounces of protein plus one ounce of fruit or vegetable. Plus a fourth meal or snack that includes eight ounces of yogurt plus eight ounces of skim or 1% milk plus one ounce of fruit. Then one additional 8 ounce serving of milk daily and you will need one to two protein supplements to meet your daily protein requirements protein powder can be added to your pureed foods, yogurt, or milk that you consume. There are many brands of protein on the market you can either get the powdered protein you can make a smoothie out of it You can buy unflavored protein. I know one of the brands called Unjury makes an unflavored protein powder you can sprinkle on your foods just so you can, you know, increase your protein. You also have to drink 72 to 100 ounces of water a day, which is really tricky since you’re supposed to sip, It, take tiny sips because, I can tell you, once you’ve had gastric bypass surgery or I can’t speak about the gastric sleeve surgery because I didn’t have that but I’m sure there’s a similar feeling of being overly full if you take large gulps of a beverage it’s going to be very uncomfortable, incredibly uncomfortable So I’m going to give you another actually, look at this book again and tell you a few more things as far as a shopping list. There are sugar-free pudding, very thin cream of wheat, broths, and… Here are some guidelines that I was given by my surgeon’s office: eat slowly take approximately 20 minutes per meal, chew well, at least chew 20 to 30 times for each bite. Take small bites even use a small fork, like maybe, a little cocktail fork, so you’ll be forced to take tiny bites. Don’t over eat One thing I found that it’s once I begin to feel full, you know, the old days before surgery, if I began to feel a little bit fullt. I would still finish whatever was was I was eating. But after the surgery, I am telling You once you feel that little bit of fullness you need to stop because one more bite can make you so uncomfortable unlike before. Another thing is to choose your as you’re eating your meal like say you have a plate of food and you have the protein and then you have the some fruit or carbs. Whatever on it on the plate you want to eat the protein first because if you fill up on the other food, which is not protein rich then you’re going to finish your meal and never have had your protein. So eat your protein first just be really aware on your plate… They actually make plates that have protein, vegetable. They’re marked on the plate. I don’t have one but it sounds like a really great idea where you could, the plate, you know, it’s marked out. So you you eat the protein first and then you eat the other ones because with if you don’t have enough protein you will you will lose hair. Anyway, after the surgery typically people lose quite a bit of hair which I’ll discuss that in another video, but your hair gets thin and part of it has to do with the protein. So, you want to definitely keep your protein level up. I’m going to give you some other ideas as far as a shopping list a shopping list as far as the puréed stage. I have a list here. Here we go. So a grocery items that includes protein. Low-fat yogurt, low-fat cottage, cheese. I’ll post a copy of this on the video, a part skim ricotta, skim or 1% milk, tuna, dark meat poultry crab meat, egg substitute. Those are great if you put them in a blender with some broth like, say you have the the dark meat chicken if you pour in some some broth and then put it in your blender or food processor it’s kind of a pâté, but it’s just a stage, you know, it’s not like you have to do this forever. It’s just a two-week stage, then you could have scrambled eggs or egg substitute. Some other items you can have during this stage are carrots, cauliflower, acorn squash, butternut squash, unsweetened applesauce, canned peaches. And as far as beverages, they suggest water, Crystal Light, decaf tea, sugar-free Jell-o, sugar-free popsicles, and boullion. This is, for me, it was a two-week stage. The next stage is the soft foods stage. I think, you know, you might think that this is pretty miserable, but it’s really, just look at it, look down the road, you know get through these stages. Yeah, they’re a little boring, and the food is not that interesting but it’s you know, at the end, you’re going to be happy that you did it. So, if you have any questions, I hope you’ll post them on there on the bottom of this video in the comments and if you would like, if you enjoy these videos, I hope you’ll like and subscribe.