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I'm having two wisdom teeh removed tomorrow. What can I eat this weekend?

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Created September 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM

I've been Paleo 90% for two months. Only thing not paleo I'm eating is whey protein (BTW I think my recurring constipation is because of the sweetner in it and in the ocassional cafeinless diet coke). Soooo tomorrow I will have my two lower wisdom teeth removed and things could get ugly, as in not eating for a couple of days and I don't have the faintest idea what to eat, I'm afraid I will go fasting if I cant it, therefore losing muscle and all. I guess I could drink almond milk and coffee, but would you get me some ideas please?

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So in the end the surgeon suggested to take just one out, he said is much better this way so I can eat in a couple of days. Still I can't really eat (he suggested yogurt but I avoid dairy apart from whey), today I went for a coffee with almond milk for breakfast, pumpkin soup for lunch and a protein shake a couple of hours after (I was hungry). I'm gonna lose some muscle for sure, but don't feel like eating at all. I'm getting a fish soup ready for tonight and if I feel like it I'll prob eat a baked egg. Pitty I didn't read about the ice sooner, but I'll do that in 3 weeks, for the next tooth)

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on September 29, 2011
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Just remembered the words the nurse used, " we told you that you could go back to work in 3 days, we never said you'd feel good at work after 3 days"

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on September 29, 2011
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mmmm i want that marrow

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scrambled eggs, coconut butter, ha butter...ground beef. soft veggies way cooked like squash, taters, cabbage

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on September 29, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Whatever you eat, don't forget to ice your cheeks or you can swell up like a primal chipmunk. One of my kids wouldn't do ice packs.

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Thank you all! Though I'm a bit scared now :P I'll try to report back.

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:58 PM

Ooo! Pates! Great suggestion!

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Coconut milk and sweet potato are two great options! :)

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on September 28, 2011
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I remember getting a piece of roast beef stuck in the hole after having my wisdom teeth out. It was the worst!

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PS. If you have a chicken broth that's made with carrots, onions and celery, make sure you strain it. I had an onion stuck in my tooth hole for about 12 hours (five days in) and it hurt like the dickens!!

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on September 28, 2011
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Bone broth will be liquid and has protein and nutrients. I'd drink a ton of that. You can also make smoothies with protein powder, berries, yogurt, flavoring, etc. Pates would also probably be ok too.

GOOD LUCK!

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on September 28, 2011
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Ooo! Pates! Great suggestion!

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on September 29, 2011
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Check out Episode 98 of The Paleo Solution Podcast!

http://robbwolf.com/2011/09/20/the-paleo-solution-episode-98/

Addresses just that. Listened to it yesterday and it rang a bell. Check it out - you will definitely find it helpful!

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on September 29, 2011
at 12:27 AM

I had all 4 of mine taken at once - I feel for you! Gilliebean's list is spot on but I found for the first couple of days simple and uber low acid were best on the wounds. Congee. Applesauce. Chicken broth. Mashed potato. Spooned in milkshakes. Basically anything that you can just let slide on down without having to use your teeth.

You're going to feel weird and uncomfortable for the first couple of days but will be fine. Good luck!

Hey - here is my Congee recipe, I amended it for you so it's simple. Just season with salt and a little drizzle of sesame oil. If you can get a friend to make it for you while you're laid up, it's a nice one. For future use, if you feel like hell and need a cozy food, add shredded cooked chicken, some fresh ginger, a little coconut amino, and slices of scallion. When I had the super flu this stuff saved me.

Congee

  • 8 cups stock-
  • 1 cup rice-
  • 3 1/4" slices of peeled ginger-
  • 3 smashed scallions-

Stock and rice in a pot. Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered until it's thick like oatmeal, about 1-1/2 hours, stirring frequently during last 1/2 hour of cooking. It will continue to thicken as it stands, if it's too thick just thin it out a bit. Take out the scallion and ginger.

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:38 PM

I just had that done, it's no fun by the way, no fun at all. Go for coconut milk, spice it up with cinnamon, I normally chill it a bit, but you are not going to want to have cold things in your mouth for a while. Live on that for day one, mostly all your going to do is sleep that day anyway. Day two go for more coconut milk and a well smashed sweet potato and to hell with everybody who says 'thats not paleo' and gets all snooty about it, a potato wont kill you. I was foolish enough to try asparagus on day two, cooked in some butter, but it was just awful flushing the chunks out of the giant holes in the of my mouth. Skip asparagus. Day three anything goes, but it goes slowly and carefully. Eggs, sausage, liver, soft and room temperature is the key. Good luck. Plan on feeling worthless for about 3 days longer than you expect, the nurse will tell you something like "you'll be ok in 3 days" and they're right, you'll be 'ok' you probably wont be 100% for about twice that. Its a neat way they have of lying to you, just alittle.

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:40 PM

I remember getting a piece of roast beef stuck in the hole after having my wisdom teeth out. It was the worst!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Coconut milk and sweet potato are two great options! :)

20eefe24d8ccf096096f05b5bce1ea40

(988)

on September 29, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Just remembered the words the nurse used, " we told you that you could go back to work in 3 days, we never said you'd feel good at work after 3 days"

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:25 PM

Two things come to mind...

Bone broth!

i'm-having-two-wisdom-teeh-removed-tomorrow.-what-can-i-eat-this-weekend?

(full recipe here)

and

Marrow!

i'm-having-two-wisdom-teeh-removed-tomorrow.-what-can-i-eat-this-weekend?

(full recipe here)

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on September 29, 2011
at 01:02 AM

mmmm i want that marrow

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:24 PM

I have a list of the foods I ate when I had my wisdom teeth out. It's not totally paleo but you can pick and choose what you like from it.

The whole blog post is here. The list is here:

PROTEIN IDEAS:

Smoked Salmon

Scrambled Eggs: they're easy to chew and don't get stuck in your teeth and great source of protein.

DAIRY PROTEIN IDEAS:

Pudding (with natural ingredients)

Yogurt (for protein)

Frozen Yogurt: plain, full fat (for protein, wink wink nudge nudge).

VEGGIE IDEAS:

Mashed, Boiled, or Steamed Carrots, Parsnips, or Turnips

Soups: tomato soup, red pepper soup, chicken broth.

Green Juice (like Odwalla Superfood): with fewer carbs and fewer sugars than other juice, this helps with the veggies that you can???t eat, such as broccoli.

FRUIT IDEAS:

Champagne Grapes

Raspberries: like the champagne grapes, the raspberries were easy to mash with my tongue and swallow.

NON-PALEO IDEAS:

Rice Meal (baby food): I mix it with hot milk or water (boiled on the stove), cocoa, stevia and a little almond meal (for protein).

Best of luck!

P.S. Ibuprofen is fine. Don't feel bad taking that if you need a little medication for the pain.

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:26 PM

PS. If you have a chicken broth that's made with carrots, onions and celery, make sure you strain it. I had an onion stuck in my tooth hole for about 12 hours (five days in) and it hurt like the dickens!!

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on September 29, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Got tallow?

Hey, that has a nice ring to it.

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