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You may dump from the sugar hit, just vomit, have diarrhoea or you may not have any side effects or any you are aware of. But is it worth it? There is a reason for the restrictive diet & staged return to eating. You’re healing. There’s swelling, nerves have been cut, you’re generally more sensitive to foods, etc. You may not even enjoy it as your taste buds change after surgery. These first months after surgery are a perfect time to reflect on your eating & change your eating habits (what you eat, how much you eat, when you eat & why you eat).

This won’t be the only time you’ll be challenged by a food choice on this journey just the first. Ultimately, it is your choice.

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It is a slippery slope that you don't want to jump on.

You are three weeks out, if you don't follow through on the commitment you made to lose fat, to get healthy at this stage, before too long it may not just be a piece of chocolate it will two or three, and not long later it may be a bar of chocolate and then not long after a big slab of it.

That may be seem dramatic, but this is real life, this is what happened before we had WLS, this is how it played out and may play again in the near future.

There is time enough down the track to enjoy a piece of chocolate, when you have developed new and healthier habits, new coping methods of dealing with life stresses, new behaviours, new tastes etc.

I have a shocker of a sweet tooth, it is not something I would have tempted three weeks out. The risk was too great.

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1 minute ago, Bluz2316 said:

So your saying you don't know

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No we don't exactly know, but why risk it? Only you can say if you are prepared to take the risk of self-sabotage or dumping.

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2 minutes ago, Bluz2316 said:

Just because I'm asking this question doesn't mean I'm not taking this seriously and doesn't mean I'm going to fail, also doesn't mean I'm going to eat a whole bag of candy.< br>
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No it doesn't, but eating chocolate so early out is a slippery slope. You don't need our permission to do or not to do, only you can decide. I hope the decision you make is the best for your long term even if it doesn't have an immediate impact on dumping or vomiting.

Your surgeon or dietician may have a different response than we do here.

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Maybe you should look at why you want to fuel your body with empty calories. chocolate will offer you nothing but disappointment and an insulin response. It offers little to no value in Protein or Fiber. There are so many better options than the fat and sugar bomb that chocolate provides.

However, it seems you’ve already made up your mind. Just remember that while one piece of chocolate didn’t lead you to being 3 weeks post-op from WLS, it did contribute to it. Now is your chance to build a better relationship with food and really question why you are craving something and look for alternatives to turning to food for comfort and a serotonin boost that is short lived.

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12 minutes ago, Bluz2316 said:

Lol all I asked was does anyone know what will happen in return im getting very judgemental responses if you haven't experienced this then there is no need to comment

It may seem judgmental but we don’t want you repeating some of our mistakes. I can answer this from both a VSG and an RNY standpoint. High sugar so soon out from surgery is a BAD idea. For example, a couple weeks ago I was 2 months post RNY revision (for GERD) and had 4 bites of a chocolate frosted donut for my daughter’s birthday. To say I felt like I was dying is an understatement. If you don’t want to be spewing from both ends while it feels like you’re running a marathon, I would suggest a different choice.

However, if you are craving chocolate I’d suggest Sugar Free Chocolate pudding made with skim milk and extra unflavored Protein Powder. It’s better for you than an actual piece of sugar filled chocolate and you may find you don’t enjoy the taste of chocolate anymore anyway.

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Fairly early out, I had a small (9 grams weighed on my food scale) of extra dark (low sugar content) chocolate. I did not die. I did not feel like I was going to die. There does not seem to be any lasting ill effects from doing so. Strangely, I rarely crave it at this point, but do have my 81% cocoa chocolate bar in the refrigerator just in case I want a small piece. I agree with the other posters, that it has the potential to get you on a slippery slope so soon after surgery. Be aware of the dangers (dumping, poor weight loss, increased cravings, knowing you can get away with a small piece so maybe a bigger piece is ok too, etc.) and proceed at your own risk. Good luck!

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On 10/4/2020 at 4:21 PM, Bluz2316 said:

Does anyone know what will happen if you eat a soft piece of chocolate during the puree phase?

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Nope i dont because the thought of sweet stuff makes me want to barf. I assume id barf lol

try asking your surgeon. If someones had a complication from a piece of chocolate he would be the one to know

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