Transitioning From Soft Food to Textured Foods Post Weight Loss Surgery | Blossom Bariatrics


Hello. This is Michelle Phelan, nutritionist
at Blossom Bariatrics, where expertise meets true compassion. We’re always here for you
before, during, and after your weight loss surgery procedure–because it’s the after
that’s the most important part. Today, let’s explore transitioning from soft foods to real
textured foods. Usually, this happens at about 2 to 3 weeks post-surgery. This is not a diet
with a beginning and an end–this is a diet that’s going to be with you for the rest of
your life. It’s truly OK to be in the soft food phase longer than you anticipated. Listen
to your body and listen to your stomach. Just because your nutritionist said it was OK to
eat chicken breast, doesn’t mean it’s OK for you. It may take another week or another month
until you feel comfortable and your stomach gives you the green light. At weeks 3 and
4, you’re still kind of picking and choosing from your soft food diet plan and that can
be like some cottage cheese, some Greek yogurt. Y’know, obviously you’ll be doing your whey
protein drinks or shakes–that goes without saying–but this is the time where you can
start exploring some real, textured foods. Usually soft meats work best. Flaky fish works
very well, if you like it, like tuna fish or trout or salmon. Really slow cooked meats
work well. Sometimes beef can give you a little bit of trouble, and sometimes it’s chicken
breast. But don’t worry. Eventually, you will be able to eat that with no problem. Another
thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want to start incorporating vegetables back into
your life. You don’t always have to juice them, you can now start steaming and grilling
them and eating soups. You can do parade soups or soup broths or vegetable soup at this point.
Transitioning from soft foods to solid food can take time, but be patient–you’ll get
there. Make sure to visit our website at blossombariatrics.com. Until next time, have a happy and healthy
day!

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