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So, almost a year out from my surgery and down about 130 lbs from surgery day (197 lbs overall), I find myself eating what I consider relatively normal now. I mean yes, there's still things that I can't eat at all, and I still eat a lot less overall than I did before. I've still found that there are things that I can handle now that in theory, I shouldn't be able to.

An example? Fun size M&Ms. I can handle a pack of these with some Protein and not have any issues. One pack of fun size M&Ms is less than 10 grams of sugar. I can also handle grapes, sushi, and a single slice of pizza. Anything more is pushing it.

My weight fluctuates day to day, but it's still on a downward trend and I'm getting good walking in with the occasional swim as exercise.

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I can handle pretty much anything except for high-fat meals (e.g., fish fries - with fried fish & french fries - I'd be in the bathroom vomiting afterward). BUT...just because you can eat them doesn't mean you should. A small amount occasionally is usually fine. But don't let it become a habit. You're most likely still malabsorbing. It won't last forever. I put on weight like crazy now if I don't monitor myself pretty much all the time...

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Baked goods/pastries made with regular sugar (but honestly it's really hit or miss because sometimes I can & other times I cannot and pay the price 😖)

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I had some M & M's in a serving of trail mix, and I also had half a Little Debbie snack cake with no issue. Only it was so sweet it made my eyes Water and my back teeth hurt. It also triggered me, so lesson learned, stay away from sugar! Now, when I eat fatty foods my insides rumble like a Saturday night fight, the worst was when I had some full fat dressing with a salad!

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Another thing that I find myself able to enjoy that I was told I probably wouldn't? Spicy food. My pouch is unbothered by spice. Even really hot things.

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I’m glad I’m not the only one. I feel like my pouch is made from steel! I can eat anything literally. It’s been a struggle. I did dump after I ate a salad with full fat dressing. It was the first time and I’m 6 months out.

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I hate you all - Just kidding - I can not eat a ton of stuff

so going to ramblle

bread pizza dough sweets candy vodka sugar Pasta french fries carbonation deli meats rice potatoes just to name a few I get sick and it flys right back up

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I had Thanksgiving dinner come up on me and I literally only ate things that I should have been able to handle. So believe me I understand.

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Coffee! Love it, can’t live without it. So glad my stomach isn’t bothered by it

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I'm 1 year, 4 months out from sleeve, and with the exception of sugar in large quantities (I'll dump), I can tolerate everything. But it doesn't mean that I eat everything.

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Small amounts cooked broccoli, popcorn, rice (brown rice) and regular coffee.

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10 wks. popcorn, 4 oz coffee. Sourdough bread, Hawaiian rolls ,granola Cereal oatmeal , Cookies, enchilada. sardines , chocolate candy, baked potatoes, beefstew , That's my confession . My bad.

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I have to say this as I'm shaking my head....😊 Within the past 2 years I pretty much ate what I should not have been eating...basically, all of the above in the previous posts. You may be able to handle it, but what you're doing is setting up bad eating habits going forward. I'm 5 years out and I'm battling sugar and carb craving like crazy! I told my doctor I feel like a heroin addict, seriously! He basically said, 'you introduced something back into your diet and now your body is craving it. You will have to expunge it from your body and diet, to lose the gained pounds and maintain your weight.' Easier said than done! I wish I had never started eating M&Ms, pizza, organic chips, and Skittles! In the last 8 months I have gained 15lbs. First gain ever!! Now I am desperately trying to purge sugar and processed carbs from my diet. Exercise will only do so much. It's your diet! So my advice is to be very careful with what you are introducing back into your diet after WLS!

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On 2/27/2020 at 1:05 PM, Ellf said:

I've still found that there are things that I can handle now that in theory, I shouldn't be able to.

Maybe I'm not getting your question right but what foods shouldn't a pouch being able to handle in theory? Like very stringy stuff?

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I've been ok with the soft potato chips (ones that melt in your mouth like cheese puffs) and small amounts of chocolate. Definitely not ok with meat yet.

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