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by Alisa lisa Sophia (2019-05-16)

The blender will become your friend in this stage and so LumaSlim you can blend fruits and veggies to be consumed. At this time, you can also start to drink milk again, but be sure it's skim or low fat. Soups and yogurt can be well tolerated but again, you should blend them to be sure all solids are broken down. You may be in this stage for up to 3-4 weeks depending on your tolerance. Stage three will begin about 3-4 weeks after surgery, as noted above. You will begin to consume foods that are more solid, but still rather easy to digest. This stage consists of eggs, cooked anyway but fried; cooked vegetables; cottage cheese, low fat of course and any other semi-solid foods. Introduce these foods one at a time to be sure your digestive system can handle them and if not, continue onto something more stomach- friendly. Finally, stage four begins when stage three has been well tolerated for some time and also your doctor may tell you to wait until he gives you the go ahead. You will begin to eat solid foods again, such as meats, beans, green leafy salads, breads, etc. but again you'll want to introduce these one at a time for toleration purposes. It is very important that throughout each of these stages you still get the protein that your body needs to aid in the healing after surgery. You can add non-fat dairy powder to most things to add this protein, without sabotaging the diet or endangering your health. Because this is a very low-fat diet, you will need to be monitored for fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies, and your doctor may suggest nutritional supplements. I was always a big kid growing up. My weight never bothered me. To me, every kid gets picked on for something and by the time my junior and senior years in high school came around the jokes about my weight had stopped and no one seemed to care any more. This is what usually made me rather content with my own appearance. However once I graduated and I finally grew up and my body stopped growing my personal contentment would be the cause of serious health issues. These things never shrike at you first, they always sit back in the shadows and grow in seriousness.