You prepared as best as you could for the procedure. You followed your doctor's advice to the letter, and to your relief, the treatment went well. But you didn't expect the pain and difficulty you are now experiencing as you try to chew and swallow. The simple act of eating is no longer simple; it has become pure torture. Each year, medical treatments leave millions of patients unable to eat normally. Most hospitals deal with this problem simply by pureeing whatever food they are cooking. Needless to say, the result is not very appetizing, so many people refuse to eat, making it impossible to obtain adequate nutrition, maintain a healthy weight, and help the body heal. To help ease them through this difficult--and many times, unexpected--period, nutritionists Sandra Woodruff and Leah Gilbert-Henderson have written the Soft Foods for Easier Eating Cookbook. Here is an easy- to-follow guide designed to provide maximum nutrition and taste with minimum discomfort. This cookbook not only provides delicious recipes specifically designed to reduce mouth pain, nausea, and altered tastes, but also shows you how to modify recipes to increase or decrease calories, fat, carbohydrates, and fiber. You will learn how to use these recipes in any diet prescribed by your doctor for diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, or other disorders. You will learn how to modify your diet to improve your overall health, whether you are having trouble losing weight or trying to prevent unintentional weight loss. And you will learn how to prepare healthful and delicious foods in your own kitchen using simple techniques. The foods you eat will play a vital role as you travel the road to recovery. With the Soft Foods for Easier Eating Cookbook in hand, you are sure to find the journey easier, faster, and far more enjoyable.