So now I need to explain myself a little better.
Before I decided to chow down on applesauce, Malt O Meal, yogurt, and the like, I came across this post-op diet put out by Cornell University. Check it out here: Cornell VSG Guidelines.
Honestly, I have no idea how surgeons come up with the diet they tell people to follow. Some say liquids for "X amount of time," while others start VSG patients on mushies right away. Even the flaky fish I ate was considered a mushy, so I didn't go totally rogue y'all. I have no idea how much (if any) academic research is out there regarding the most appropriate post-op diet for people with the gastric sleeve.
When I came across Cornell's protocol (prior to my surgery), I bookmarked it in case I found myself hungry in the weeks following surgery.
I certainly don't encourage anyone to follow this Cornell diet without discussing it with their doctor or anything, but I'm just saying that there seems to be no real consensus on what the "best practice" is for post-op diet with this particular surgery.
In my surgeon's case, he gives all patients a binder that's full of information for gastric sleeve, gastric band, and gastric bypass patients. He gives us all the SAME diet. Which I find strange.....
Anyhow, I've had no adverse effects from advancing my diet a wee bit soon, and I'm basically following this Cornell timeline. But with that said, please know that I'm chewing everything for a LONG time and my 15 month old son eats FAR more in one sitting than I do. This diet recommends 1/4-1/2C of mushies at any given meal but I can only have about 1/4C at a time right now. It's amazing how little food it takes to satisfy me for hours on end.