OK… I’ve survived 2 weeks of liquids and 2 weeks of mush puree… for the next 2 weeks I graduate to “soft food”

Here are the “key points of my diet for the next 2 weeks :

  • Separate Liquids from Solids – wait 10 minutes before eating and 30 minutes after eating before having something to drink
  • Eat Mindfully – take it slowly (30 seconds between mouthfulls) and Chew Chew Chew…Stop eating as soon as I start feeling full
  • Focus on Proteins and Fluids (for faster recovery and muscle mass maintenance) – and eat protein First.
  • Daily Multivitamin / Calcium Supplements (I will probably be taking these for the rest of my life)
  • Avoid High Kilojoule fluids (these will slow down weight loss)
  • Aim for 3 small meals a day – with 1-2 healthy snacks if physically hungry

Here are some of the things I could/should be eating for different meals :


  • High Fibre cereal and with low fat milk
  • Bircher Muesli
  • Oats/Porridge
  • Scrambled/Poached egg
  • Soft Fruit


  • Omelette/Frittata
  • Fresh Salad with lean protein
  • Mini wrap with lean protein and salad


  • Mince based meals with softly cooked veggies
  • Slow cooked casseroles
  • Steamed/poached fish
  • (minimise pasta/rice/noodles/potato)

Healthy Snacks

  • Low fat yoghurt
  • 1 piece of soft fruit (banana, melon,  berries)
  • Low fat cheese (cottage cheese or Babybel Light)