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I am almost 4 months out and I stay away from bread. Its just not healthy at all. I was told that I could have it toasted once I was cleared for solids around 2 months out. Personally I would stay away from jelly also because of the sugar.

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You may want to modify the bread to a low calorie, multi grain cracker or maybe a multi-grain, high Fiber tortilla wrap too.

Other alternatives: Maybe almond butter versus peanut since peanuts are so high in fat. Almonds and pistachios are a little lower.

If it's truly a treat, then I'd go for the sugar-free versions and just modify the portion size to maybe a 1/2 a sandwich (on whole grain wheat vs white bread). You gotta treat yourself every once in a while.

As long as your sleeve can take it.... press on.

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I'd like a Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich.. can i have this, I wonder? When can the stomach tolerate bread?

I'm 3 1/2 months out and I can just now tolerate some bites of a thin crust pizza. I've taken to putting a small dab of my favorite (think "expensive") jam on rye crisps or multi-grain flat bread. That works for me. My nut suggested I try to stay away from anything with yeast in it as it tends to cause bloating and heartburn. Since I got both of these after eating fresh bread before surgery, I've just stayed away. Works for me.

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Im almost 6 Weeks out, and I have enjoyed a small piece of toasted sourdough, and today I had 1/2 of a piece of regular sandwich bread, toasted. Like others have said, try to limit breads, but once in a while is ok

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At almost 3 months out every once in a while I will have one slice of whole wheat bread with Peanut Butter on it. Still can't eat the whole thing but my stomach doesn't fuss at me afterwards. It's usually a last ditch effort to up my Protein for the day after going to the gym.

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I am 6 weeks out, and instead of bread I have used pita pockets. I chose one with wheat, oat bran, and flax. They are 50 calories but I only can eat half. I have used these with avocado chicken salad and tuna salad. No protests from sleevie!

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If you were to eat this, try sugar free jelly. Honestly I am six months out and I cant take a bit out of sandwhiches or anything that has bread. Makes me feel horrible. My fav food was pizza and now I can have a bite or two of thin crust and I am done.

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Why is bread a no no?

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Why is bread a no no?

Kind of a two fold answer. Firstly, bread can be very hard to digest in the early stages of WLS. I know it feels like a brick in my sleeve the few times I've indulged in a little bread.

Second, bread and starches are complex carbs, which turns into sugar and is slower to digest. That equals possible weight gain and cravings for more carbs and sugar, which can be major triggers for some. I know if I just stay away from complex carbs altogether, the less I crave junk. When I do indulge, it takes me days to detox and stop the cravings. That's why I and many other WLS patients choose to limit bread or stay away completely.

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I found that it took until I was 7 1/2 months out before I could eat bread. Prior to this I would vomit if I ate it

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For many people the bread will swell in the stomach and will make you feel uncomfortable due to the pressure. My bariatric bible has indicated at around week 4 I could have thin whole grain toast.

For me the simple carbs like bread, rice, Pasta, oatmeal make me stall or gain. Don't get me wrong I will have one or two small bites of hubby's food occasionally. But this is maybe once every 5 days or so. It is just enough for me to not feel deprived. It is also enough to check seasoning on sides I make for him.

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Over the weekend (I'm 5 weeks out, SADI procedure) I had a half a slice of well toasted (WhiteWheat) bread with my scrambled egg to make a mini sandwich. I did not experience any discomfort and I savored my Breakfast very slowly. I did notice a bit more cravings that day and the next. So it is definitely a trigger that should be avoided if you are in a weak state to resist.

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I'd like a Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich.. can i have this, I wonder? When can the stomach tolerate bread?

What do your post-op instructions say about this? If you didn't receive any instructions, check with your doctor or nutritionist. They should give you guidance about how to eat after weight loss surgery.

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