Re: carbohydrates and energy
I don't think there's alot of carb questions as post op that seems
to be what your diet gets limited to as alot of softer foods are
carbs - bread, noodles, mashed potatoes...
Good carbs being whole grains like brown
rice, whole wheat bread, quinoa, non-instant oatmeal, etc (and also
veggies and fruits). Whole grains take longer to break down, and you
have a steady supply of energy for a longer period of time.
=also though whole grains tend to be harder to eat, sure you can get
them but the carbs can be 'smoother' so to speak. But I am sure
alot of us do eat whole grain carbs, I do.
I don't think its the carb issue that you get hungry or fatigued
about but rather the lack of substance in the tummy and lack of
protiens, oh yeah and fibre. Most food post op has to be mushy, I
went on the other side and got solid food and broke it down into
chewed size whole pieces and swallowed them like that so my stomach
had the type of food it was used to.
Anytime you drastically change the diet your body is going to let
you know. But you should post some whole grain ideas as alot of us
probably go for easy and convienent post op without thinking about
whole grain. However in this post atkins carb nightmare...you may
not get many listeners - the beer commericals make me laugh - if you
are drinking a sixpack of beer how concerned are you really with