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Good healing foods to eat after lipo...

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Good healing foods to eat after lipo...

Postby Lezza » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:25 am

I know there was a post about "what to eat and what not to eat" at one time here, but I can't locate it now.... :? Can any of you remember what it was called???

I am making my list of foods to have on hand after my surgery, and I do know that salt is a HUGE no, no, and salt is my weakness, ugh...

Can you all list a few foods that seemed to help you after your surgery, and kept the swelling down?

I am also making a list of things I need for my recovery, so if you can think of "must have's" for my recovery could you plese list those as well.... :wink:

Thank you again so very much,
Lezza :)
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Postby selection1127 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:35 am

I did not do that great staying away from salt after surgery, unfortunately.. take my advice and don't eat chinese!!

The surgery office recommended I eat bananas and apricots and I have heard protein is good for healing so I drank proten shakes. Also, soy is a nautal way to flush your system and is great for you. If you like miso soup that has soy in it. I also ate a lot of yogurt because it's low in sodium. It was hard to find a variety of low soduim foods.. I don't generally eat a lot of fruit but with my stomach off from meds, fruit worked really well because it's light.

I kept little tangerines on hand for snacking. If you peel them and let them sit for a bit the thin shell gets crispy.. sounds odd but I love them that way!!
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Postby retiree54 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:26 pm

Hi Lezza
Here is a link to my question dieting after lipo and I got some great feedback on good food and it sure helps

http://messageboards.makemeheal.com/vie ... hp?t=34401

take care
april feeling so much better at day 9 wow big change...
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steak

Postby retiree54 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:29 pm

Oh yes Lezza
You wont believe this but what i craved was a steak...nice and med rare
For first 2 days after surgery at dinner I ate baked potato low fat sour cream and a nice smaller piece of lean steak with veggy
...wow it tasted good...
its what my body craved and i said go for it.... 8)
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Postby hurtzsogood » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:28 pm

What worked for me to lose 20 pounds since my first surgery on 11/14 was to eat whole foods and very little white food (i.e. potato, white rice, flour, sugar). I did eat popcorn from time to time, but it was plain. I just like the texture of it. Being whole grain, I figured it was a good one to cheat on, but it does have a moderately high sugar content naturally.

Keep dairy down to a minimum - 2 servings a day and one serving should be low-fat yogurt. A filling breakfast would be a shake with plain yogurt, vanilla flavored protein powder, and some frozen fruit. mmmm!

Basically, stay out of the middle aisles at the grocery store: the hamburger helpers, mac & cheese, soup - all of that has a ton of sodium and too many preservatives. Go to Allrecipes.com and find some good recipes for chicken that isn't covered in cream of (fill in the blank) soup.

Learn to like pumpernickel and rye bread. I love turkey on pumpernickel now. Or toast pumpernickel and break into pieces on my salad. My favorite dinner is a big salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, cabbage, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds, 1 hard boiled egg, and some shredded chicken. Light but very filling.

Keep your focus on getting your fruits/veggies every day. If you eat one from each color group, you're getting the most nutrients you can versus all green. Red (cherry), Orange (orange), Yellow (banana), Green (green beans), Blue (blueberries).

My best trick is having oatmeal at work. Instead of giving in to the local eateries if I haven't packed a lunch, I can quick whip up some hot water and oats (whole oats, not Quaker oats packets with all the sugar). I even have some cinamon at work and sprinkle it on generously. Very filling.

Snack on walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. These are also great to have at work.

It's important to eat something every 2-3 hours to keep the metabolism up and especially important to eat breakfast - even if its OJ with some protein powder mixed in. That will get the metabolism out of "night time" slow mode into daytime burn mode!

Be careful about protein bars. They're good occasionally but only if they are true protein bars. They should have at least 18 grams of protein in them and little sugar. The best readily available brand I've found is South Beach brand. GNC and other health stores will have better ones if you want to pay for them.

If you still crave salt, try some alternative seasonings like Mrs. Dash.

I'm sure I'm missing something. This list is right off the top of my head. This is my lifestyle now. I've gained some water weight from my surgery on Tuesday, but I'm not worried at all. I feel very confident that I'll continue losing weight because I feel like I'm finally on the right track. What we eat is probably 80% of losing weight. I've barely exercised since my last surgery except some walking and the weight just melted away. I'm looking forward to being strong enough to get back into true workout mode and I can actually see myself getting really small for the first time in my life.

I hope that helped at least a little bit. My first step was staying out of the middle aisles and away from pre-packaged foods. Then I got more strict with myself as I embraced each new "rule" for myself. It took me most of 2006 to get that way. It definitely isn't an overnight change. It takes baby steps. Fortunately, I see a lot of people on here that see lipo as a second chance and want to keep their results. I feel like a new woman and there's no way I'm going to let that get away!! :D
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good advice

Postby retiree54 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:48 pm

Good advice Hurtssogood
I printed it off and I did join Burn the Fat forum last month
this is my year to get my bodyfat down...interesting
I had my trainer measure my body fat the day before lipo and in 1 month I am seeing her again and will get it checked ...i have read it should go down it was at 37% yikes...she has a fancy new machine to measure it
Last year in 4 months i dropped 7% body fat so it can be done
Pre Breakfast exercise bike, weight 2-3x week and clean foods such as you described and small meals...works like a dam...
We were going on a cruise and I had incentive then
its not so much about weight as body fat we can all do it...with the Lipo incentive too
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Postby Lezza » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:56 pm

Thank you again ladies... I am taking notes and researching like mad, here...

My surgery could be as soon as mid Feb to the end of Feb, I will hear back from my PS this coming week..... :P

I will have many more question know.... :?

You ladies rock, thank you, thank you, thank you...

Hugs,
Lezza :)
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Postby hurtzsogood » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:09 pm

LOVE the new avatar Lezza!
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Postby sf123 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:25 pm

Hurtzsogood,

All great food recommendations, thank you so much. I love how healthful you are with your eating. I think really getting into proper nutrition and whole foods will really help maximize our results from liposuction. None of us wants to gain weight back after all this, especially if we could gain it back in weird places!

I found one thing that normally would taste so bland to me but I am loving it now: low sodium chicken broth, brown rice and egg soup. I am sure with a little soy sauce this would be a great soup normally, but of course I do not want that sodium right now. My fiance's mother has been making me a huge green salad with tomatos and a tiny tiny bit of olive oil on it each day and I have been eating a green apple everyday. My fiance bought organic old fashioned rolled oats for me today so I can't wait to make that. He also bought me organic strawberries so I can make my whey protein smoothies (scoop of whey, about 5 or 6 strawberries, 8 oz of cran water and about 1/2 cup of frozen organic blueberries. Normally I would add some EFA oil to this, but right now I don't want to risk it because it makes you bleed more. Once I am about 2 weeks past this I want to do a serious fat flush detox (Anne Louise Gittleman) to detox my liver from all these meds that I HATE putting in my body.
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Postby Lezza » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:51 am

hurtzsogood wrote:LOVE the new avatar Lezza!


Thank you, I am always changing it, I LOVE change, you know what I'm saying?... :wink:

Also would like to say thank you for responding to my post, your info is always so helpful and VERY clear... You rock girl!!! 8)

Hugs to you,
Lezza :)
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Postby hurtzsogood » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:41 pm

SF123 - So happy to hear that you have some great help over there! I never had brown rice until the last couple of years and I think it tastes better than white rice (does white rice have any taste?:D) and it's a great whole-grain food for us. The less sodium we have in our diet, the more we can actually taste the food - ironically.

Yanno what's funny...Before my first surgery, I splurged a little knowing I wouldn't have certain things again. My "last supper" so to speak. Onion rings, Wendy's burger, DQ blizzard. But because I had been eating so well for a while, my body totally rejected those foods!! It was like my body was saying "How Dare You!!" Ok ok...It just made it that much easier to make the right decisions from then on. :lol:

Lezza - Thanks hon! I love that I can help people here. I still remember being completely clueless when I first started researching lipo. I just want everyone to be as well informed as possible. I love to change my avatar, too. I lost all my fun little avatars in my recent computer crash, but have been itchin' to change mine again. It's the A.D.D. :D

HUGS!!
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