If you've been on a full liquid diet or you have a condition called dysphagia, your doctor may recommend a special, three-stage diet to help you progress back to eating solid food.
During the first stage, you can only have food that doesn’t need any chewing, such as yogurt. In the next stage, you can add foods that only need a little bit of chewing, like soft-boiled eggs. In stage three, you can add fruits and veggies that have been chopped into tiny pieces or mashed up.
After you've moved through each of the three stages, you'll be ready to resume a solid food diet.