After surgery, eating was and is continuously a nerve-racking endeavor. For the first few days I lived off of water and jello. Then I slowly introduced egg whites, then low sodium turkey. Then I incorporated wheat toast. Then I had steamed chicken and vegetables. This slow progression is what helped me introduce new, low-fat foods. Seriously though, there are only a couple of ways you can make egg whites. Gatorade was also a big help in fighting dehydration. I was fighting to even eat 1000 calories. For days I was eating less than 600. For a ten day period, I think I only had around 8000 total calories. That’s not a lot at all. However, once I started to find foods I could eat, I began to binge because I could finally eat. Binging was not ideal. I was frustrated, but couldn’t stop it because my body required so much fuel. I was missing a lot of nutrients. I began taking gummy vitamins again, along with fat-free Carnation Instant Breakfast. I kept building on what I could eat. However, what were the limitations?