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My Doctor told me I could never eat popcorn again. Has anyone tried and if so how did it go?

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My surgeon said the same. However, I do see lots of sleevers eating popcorn. So I'm not sure what the deal is. Popcorn was never a favorite of mine (tasty, but not something I ever ate more than a couple times a year) so I didn't bother to ask why I couldn't have it. I have to admit, I'm curious though.

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I've eaten popcorn on several occasions (more than a year after surgery) with no issues.

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I’m 8 months post op and have, this past month, eaten popcorn (98% fat free) a few times without issue, maybe 2 cups, chewed it uber well and ate slowly. Surgeon released me to ‘eat anything my body can tolerate easily’ and gave no exceptions. Still, I would tend to listen to your surgeon in case they have their reasons, or at least question him/her on the why.

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I eat popcorn. But I was at least a year out (maybe more like two or three?) before I tried it.

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I eat it all the time Bagged, Micro Or stir Crazy machine - Now the days of the huge movie bag smoothered in butter with a coke are over

Maybe 2-3 cups popped and I am full to capacity

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I have popcorn most nights as a snack. I haven’t had any problems, and figure it’s a good source of Fiber. My doctor doesn’t have a problem with it.

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10 hours ago, Tana Lynn said:

My Doctor told me I could never eat popcorn again. Has anyone tried and if so how did it go?

I would go with what your Doc says. Of course, that's what I always say.

What *we* do isn't important. Honest, it isn't. If what we do mattered then there would be nothing you couldn't eat post-op. Between all of us post-ops, there is nothing we haven't eaten.

Oh, it's just _____ once in a while. This logic makes everything OK whenever.

Stay on plan as consistently as you can for as long as you can.

Good luck,

Tek

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Talk to your nutritionist. See what they say. I steal a couple of pieces of my boyfriends popcorn every now and then and always avoid the kernels (I think kernels are the main concern with popcorn).

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My nutritionist approves. In fact, she encouraged it when I told her I began eating it once it was permitted on my plan because of the Fiber content. I usually have the 100 calorie microwave bags but I can't even eat that much oftentimes (like tonight).

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I'm almost 4 months post-op RNY and I can eat popcorn without any issues.

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I too had this question so thank you all for responding!!

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I have popcorn occasionally and just like everything else, chew well and go slow.

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