Your “new normal”
Four months post-op:
- Crunchy fruits and vegetables, including salads. Some foods like apple skins, coconut and some nuts always need to be avoided. These foods can’t be chewed to applesauce consistency.
- Lean pork
Six months post-op:
- Beef: limit to one-two times per week to keep diet low in saturated fats, especially if you have heart disease
Tip: Avoid high fat meats (ex: bologna, bacon, pepperoni, ground chuck) and fried foods
Tip: Think about starting pork and beef with a meatball. Cook in broth or tomato sauce for moist, tender meatballs.