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I’ve just had a huge bout of diarrhoea which led me to lose over a kilogram (2 lbs) in one day. Obviously mainly cleaning my system out, but concerning.

The only thing I can think might have caused it is that I had some watermelon and some rockmelon (cantaloupe). Has anyone had problems with eating this, and if so, what fruit CAN you eat?

I seem to be OK with bananas and apples, but not 100% sure.

Advice most welcome!

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I haven't had any problem with any fruit, but this early out for you, lots of things might not be tolerated well, but that is such an individual thing, that it's hard to make any generalizations.

The biggest thing I would be concerned about with the diarrhea is not so much getting cleaned out, but dehydration, so I would make sure that I was hydrating a bit extra if I could.

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Definitely drinking a lot - not feeling too bad but still having problems with diarrhoea.

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And it could just be a "bug" that is passing through. Another possibility is that if you ate a lot of fruit without a meal on board first, or at least some Protein, you had a little dumping from the sugar. Always eat small amounts of fruit after a meal as a dessert, or with protein like yoghurt, cheese, cottage cheese, etc.

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Not a bug - I had it happen a couple of weeks ago. And I did have some Protein first. Anyway, will test the issue once I’ve fully recovered.

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I used to eat a lot of watermelon. In addition to being delicious it kept my bowel movements loose. It's mostly wster so perhaps its moving through you too quickly. Avoid it if its giving you bathroom issues or use it when you need to fix a bathroom issue

Other than that i only used to eat a few types of fruit post op , mostly berries.

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Watermelon seems to make me sick...I feel sick and once I had to throw it up. I have had it three or four times. Each time I felt a little nauseous and the one time I ate a lot was when I got sick. So sadly, watermelon is now off of my list for a bit. Bananas also make me feel blek- I only know cuz I Have made a few smoothies with banana and can't drink too much. Berries are fine and that is the only fruit I really will eat and it's not that often. You are still pretty early post op, so that could be why.

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Posted (edited)

Watermelon even pre-surgery was a winner in the Poo Fairy department. :D

Post RNY, I have to be very careful of it. I can have a bite or two now, but there was a time not too long ago when that much would bring on an episode of RH. I try to keep anything with sugar/fructose at <5g/serving just to be safe.

I can eat an ounce of dark berries.

I can eat about 2oz of GS apple with peel. And a small amount 1/2 serving size or less of unsweetened GS applesauce.

I can eat 1oz tomatoes and some Tomato sauces/marinara without added sugars.

I can eat avocado 1-3oz.

I can eat 1oz of banana.

That's it for fruit for me. Don't do well with peaches or pears.

Edited by FluffyChix

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Don't eat fruit much at all but love the sweet red cherries available this time of year so I enjoy 6 after eating a meal. I also once in a while eat about 1/8th of my husbands' Fuji apple with no problems. Have not tried melon or citrus.

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I can only have berries in small quantities. I was told no banana or apple ever because they are so high in sugar. I just stick to 4 strawberries at a time or a few blueberries. I can also tolerate one kiwi. I had a few bites of watermelon once. I was also told no citrus fruits ever again. Not even going to try anything else ever.

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You Know🐭🐺back in the "Bad Old Days" I laughed at anyone who quoted such a Small Amount but truly THAT IS ENOUGH!

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Can't: prunes (dear God the dumping), dried fruits.

Can: everything else. Avocados in moderation.

Pouch LOVES: tomatoes, peaches and honeydew melon. When I'm thirsty between meals but I can't drink anything yet, a juicy peach or some bits of honeydew do the trick, and so far, Pouch thinks they're non-beverages and is completely fooled.

Edited by beautifuldaymonster
Corrected spelling of "moderation"

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On 7/22/2019 at 1:12 PM, mousecat88 said:

I can only have berries in small quantities. I was told no banana or apple ever because they are so high in sugar. I just stick to 4 strawberries at a time or a few blueberries. I can also tolerate one kiwi. I had a few bites of watermelon once. I was also told no citrus fruits ever again. Not even going to try anything else ever.

I understand the sugar aspect of the apples, bananas, and citrus (also acid), but I always eat fruit in moderation with Protein or at the end of a meal and have never had problems. Apple slices with nuts/cheese/peanut butter, berries in yoghurt, 1/4 banana in a protein smoothie, orange sections/peach/mango in yoghurt ...... all have been fine.

I do not eat sugar or artificial sweeteners in any form. A little fruit is such a treat, but again - always protected by protein.

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7 hours ago, AZhiker said:

I understand the sugar aspect of the apples, bananas, and citrus (also acid)

I was told no citrus fruits because of the fibrous membranes and how they don't digest well and can cause blockages? I dunno. I've eaten a few very small pieces of mandarin oranges that came in a salad.

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