Friday, April 26, 2013

List of Slider Foods

Slider foods are actually the same foods that we should have been avoiding before surgery and most likely the reason we are (were) overweight to begin with. An easy way to define them is simply foods that never lived in the form you are purchasing them. Chips, crackers, breads, cakes, white foods like flour, corn meal and pretty much anything that is loaded with sugar or salt. White or processed carbs don't satisfy and make you just want more. (and for me, slider foods are triggers, just make me want more!!) Stick to meats and veggies and you'll get to your weight goal a whole lot faster.

This list below is sort of 'off' because it is for gastric bypass patients. SLEEVE patients have their pyloric valve left intact so we don't have the issues that they have.

Slider foods are foods that “slide through” the pouch after gastric bypass surgery.  Because gastric bypass patients no longer have a pyloric valve between their pouches and their small intestines, very wet, slippery, or liquid-like foods slide right out of the pouch.  Imagine your pouch as a funnel with a very small opening in the bottom.  If you pour something like well-chewed chicken or well-chewed beans into that funnel, it will take a while for that food to leave the funnel.  However, if you pour something like yogurt, mashed potatoes, or soup into that funnel, it will not take long at all to leave the funnel.
Since slider foods don’t stay in the pouch for long, you’ll get hungry soon after eating them.  Avoid slider foods if you want to feel full longer.
Partial List of Slider Foods
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding
  • Ice cream/frozen yogurt
  • Gelatin
  • Cottage cheese
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Cream of wheat
  • Soup
  • Chili (especially if it has much liquid/broth in it)
  • Cereal with milk (including soy milk or almond milk)
  • Smoothies
  • Applesauce
  • Pasta, if combined with a lot of sauce

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