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A few questions I have that I do not know who to ask:
I am progressing from the soft foods and low fiber to a regular diet. I am not eating salad or raw vegetables yet. I am cooking carrots, sweet potatoes, radishes, butternut squash, a few broccoli heads in the oven on 450 degrees for 25 minutes to add some vegetables to my diet. I do not eat them all at one meal. I have had sour dough bread without yeast with deli lunch turkey, only a half a sandwich at a time. I am eating turkey tenderloin in the crock pot with olive oil and salt and pepper and cooked chicken and green beans and boiled potatoes. I am ashamed to say I have resorted to a pop tart for breakfast and some canned fruit. I have been a big old fashioned oatmeal eater for 25 years. Now I am afraid to go back to oatmeal.
Anybody have any idea if what I am eating is okay? I eat organic white ( Not wholegrain) pasta with olive oil and cooked vegetables and chicken.
I am taking a 20 billion probiotic daily. I have been off the antibiotics for 3 weeks or so now. Do I continue to take it daily? Do I need a stool softener if I am not having a BM every day?
I am eating small meals and trying to chew 22 times. This is harder than I thought. I am a school teacher and used to eating quickly. This is a hard pattern to break. I also find it hard to eat slow and chew well if I have gotten very hungry. I need to be proactive on food and when and what to eat.
I would appreciate any lifestyle help with increasing what kinds of fiber and when and anything else you can assist me with. I have received more help from this forum than any other source.
Also I am from the USA and I see that several of you avoid "pips" I am not sure what that is? Potato chips?
Does a stool softener need to be taken daily?
Thanks so much for your help!
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