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SNAKEMOMMY SparkPoints: (1,305)
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5/2/14 3:35 A

I have been eating a ton of eggs - I love 'em!(plus we had a ton leftover from Easter lol)
I have pudding, I got Jello even tho I don't like where it comes from
I also put chicken in a crockpot for a few hours (like 12) and made it really soft and mixed it w/ egg - that was good

I wish I could see a nutritionist but nope insurance only covers it if you have diabetes

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5/2/14 3:32 A

I do not have the money for that -as my insurance will not pay for it

MLAN613 Posts: 17,792
4/29/14 7:50 A

You really should get a referral to a registered dietician since you are dealing with a specific medical issue that is causing issues with food intake.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 4/29/2014 (07:51)
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/28/14 6:41 P


ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (237,355)
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4/28/14 3:30 P

Doctors don't usually know enough about food to give good tips, your doctor should have immediately referred you to a dietitian, pronto!! Dietitian can work with you to figure out a plan of foods that you can stand, and you keep them posted as to what works and what doesn't. These doctors get good money, yet the poor patient has to come online to find real life answers, that is a shame!

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
4/28/14 10:59 A

I'm sorry to hear you can't stomach gelatin - I *love* the stuff! I do eat popsicles... but you can't live on popsicles.

I'd suggest pudding, but the milk in it might be rough on your stomach lining. You can try it, but I'd be very careful.
I'm not a fan of yogurt, although if you like it that might be okay. I do like kefir. That sets pretty well with me, so long as I don't go crazy with it.
Otherwise, I strictly avoid cruciform veggies (anything in the cabbage family), most nightshades (tomatoes, onions, peppers), and I'm sworn off roughage by my gastroenterologist. I can't even tell you how I'm craving salad. :-(
Eggs are great. I eat lots of eggs.
Very soft-cooked veggies are okay (carrots, string/snap beans, beets). Sweet potatoes can be okay. I've mashed some white taters with sweet taters, and that's pretty good.
I can manage most meats if I cook them soft and chew them really well.
Make very sure you season anything minimally. Anything spicy is going to prolong the healing.
I drink whey protein shakes made in almond milk. They're very tasty. I've also mixed them in coconut milk, and anything coconut is good for you. I just happen to have the almond here at the moment.
Do you like avocado? I don't know about its fiber content... but it can be made pretty soft and easy for a crabby tummy.
Soup is an excellent source of nutrition. I make homemade bone broths all the time. It's so simple it's ridiculous. And then I portion it out into containers I can just pop in the microwave. If I want just the broth, that's all there is to it. If I want soup, I add whatever seems likely just before I reheat it. On days when my GI tract is in rebellion, that may be the only thing I can eat.

You'll have to experiment, gently, to find out what works for you. It's a good idea to ask your doctor to suggest some foods for you, too.
GI troubles are so frustrating. I hope you can find your solution!

Edited by: EXOTEC at: 4/28/2014 (11:01)
WALNUTT1961 SparkPoints: (139,765)
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4/27/14 11:26 P

I'm having some gallbladder issues so I am eating similar foods as well. There are some great ideas on here. Hang in there!

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 15,878
4/27/14 9:11 P

I don't know much about this, but can you handle smoothies?? maybe with yogurt and fruit. could you make up some soup/broth?

I sure hope you feel better soon

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4/25/14 3:25 P

I don't drink, smoke, eat spicy foods, my only downfall is soda (which I stopped yesterday - caffeine a few days ago, except from green tea w/ no sugar)

I have mashed potatoes, popsicles (not Sugar free, hate sugar free), ensure, GF Bread (I hate the price of it), GF protein powder

I cannot see the doctor as I can only go once, and I have to wait til my biopsy comes back. (b/c I have to go to my primary, then make an appt with a GI)

SLIMMERKIWI Posts: 26,165
4/25/14 3:24 A

Perhaps your Dr can give you ideas........

...... but I think things like stewed/pureed apple, mashed potato (not with loads of fats/etc.) and white toast would be fine, as would banana, canned peaches. Lean tender meat would be o.k., too, and in fact, mashed potato (without the fat added) and lean, cooked and tender ground beef would be brilliant. I would avoid gas producing veges such as onions and cabbage etc., and spicy foods, tho'. Low fat yoghurt should also be o.k. Eating small, regular meals is often more palatable than larger, less frequent meals.

If the thought of these bland foods churn you up, then using something like Ensure would be great - it is a supplement which has the essential nutrients.

Make sure that you get plenty of fluid, avoiding fizzy drinks, coffee and alcohol.

I sending you good thoughts for a speedy recovery!

Take care,

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 4/25/2014 (03:26)
LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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4/24/14 11:50 P

I have never heard of a "gastritis" diet. I don't think there is a specific diet, more of an eat what you can tolerate approach.

Having said that, at our hospital we tell patients no alcohol, no nicotine, no hot peppers or spicy foods.

Caffeine and carbonated beverages may increase irritation so limit those.

Since gastritis is basically an irritation and inflammation of the stomach you want to eat small meals of foods that don't irritate you. Those are different for everyone so keep a journal with foods and symptoms.

Easily digested foods like bananas, rice, toast, oatmeal, cream of wheat, eggs, pancakes, soups and puddings might be better tolerated. I'm sure you have gluten free recipes for those things.

Hope you feel better soon!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,065
4/24/14 11:28 P

Could you get your doctor to give you a list of recommended foods?

SNAKEMOMMY SparkPoints: (1,305)
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4/24/14 10:49 P

I was just dx w/ gastritis - and I was told to take it easy on food for a while (it is going to take 2 months to heal) - Right now, solid foods make me sick - even with antinausa meds.

What can I eat? Has to be gluten free and NO JELLO (yuck) - I also HATE applesauce

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