“I am now 1 week into the Blenderized Diet (Stage 111) and I am going out of my mind on what to eat, I cannot even smell the blenderized meats, eggs and fish. Baby foods are horrible. Can anyone give me recipes to get me through this step with protein?”
Here is the general recommendation for the blenderized phase of gastric bypass:
Note: All foods must be of a consistency of thinned mashed potatoes. Add non-fat dry milk powder to all foods and beverages to increase the protein.
You will start with small amounts of these liquids because you will feel full quickly. At first you will have to drink small amounts frequently (2-4 ounces at a time). After a few days your daily intake of the liquids listed above should be at least 24 ounces (3 cups). Eventually you will be able to take 3 liquid meals of 4-6 ounces each. Drink slowly. It should take 30 minutes or more to drink 4-6 ounces (1/2 to 3/4 cup).
Now, for those of us who have survived this phase, let’s share some of the tricks we learned to help others who may be struggling with the pureed foods. Post your comments here. Thanks, Kaye