Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Coach's diary

Today I had gum surgery. I have had a gum recession for years and my orthodontist thought I should cover the roots of my teeth, cause let's face it, they don't look attractive. While I am healing they recommended that I eat a diet high in proteins. Not difficult, I can do that. euh.... cold high protein liquid diet. Now, here is a challenge. burger smoothie anyone? seafood juice? fish marmelad? good thing I don't eat any of these, or I would be really lost. I have to say that she operated on 6 of my teeth, 3 upper and 3 lower. So, no chewing, no smiling, and no talking for a couple of days. Not talking is the easy part, the cats don't like when I talk to them anyway. They think it distracts from my purpose which is serving them. Now to the food part. I made a high protein smoothie. collard greens, mangoes, 2 small yellow bananas, 1/2 cup raw almonds, and 2 scoops barley protein. That is about 50 g of proteins, I usually need about 42g a day. The real challenge was drinking the smoothie, since I cannot purse my lips around the straw and I cannot open my mouth to introduce a spoon. So I took the straw and blocked it against the side of my palet that did not have surgery, I wrapped my tongue around it and started to sip. OK, dinner was delicious. But I want to eat more. how come? well, because mammals are supposed to chew. Since I did not chew my food, I feel like I have not eaten a real dinner. Tomorrow, I will have to prepare 3 meals and they all have to be high protein. will keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. I made it. It has been a few weeks now and my mouth recovered its total functionnality. Here are the smoothies I had to eat for a week:
    the above one was breakfast. Lunch consisted of sprouted luntils, tamari sauce, walnuts, and sesame seeds. All ground into a paste. gotta say, it was awesome and high protein.
    Dinner pineapple and spinach smoothie with some almonds. that was good too.
    I also ate mango sorbet. The cold was good for my teeth.

    The good part is my gums healed really well and fast. I had no bruising on my face, very little swelling, and no bleeding.
    Now everything is back to normal and I have a really nice smile. :)