2. Cook and eat softer foods is a way to manage difficulty swallowing.
Since you are unable to swallow, you’ll need to cook all soft foods, such as mashed potatoes. You can make the food softer if it’s hard by adding sauces, gravy, or broth to them. You may not like that you have to soften all of your food, but it will make it much easier for you to eat and swallow them.
Some softer desserts you may want to eat include applesauce and yogurt. You’ll have to give up potato chips and cookies, unless you want to water them down, but they won’t have the same taste.
Since you are eating softer foods, you’ll notice that the foods you consume are much healthier. You may begin losing weight and feel better overall because you’re not consuming the same junk food you would normally eat on a daily basis.