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I usually try to get 1.5 servings of fruit per day and I always try to get some veggies in. Right now since I'm close to 7 weeks post-op revision to RNY, I am still keeping it in liquid form so I make a Protein Shake. I put a tablespoon of GENEPRO, baby spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, 4-6 strawberries (sometimes add plums and/or mango) with unsweetened almond milk (or lowfat kefir) and ice in a blender. Vegetables I've been either air frying zucchini or putting napa cabbage, spinach... Etc. in my broths.

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This is honestly one of my bigger concerns post-op. (I am currently pre-op) I see many bari patients showing their meals for the day and the fruits/veggies are lacking! Even though I'm overweight, I really do enjoy my fruits and veggies. I very much enjoy my green smoothies and try to incorporate them as often as possible.

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2 hours ago, Rebecca_in_SoCal said:

No problem with dumping from the natural sugars?

No, not at all for me.

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If your plan allows you to eat certain fruits or vegetables go for it but blend the whole fruit or vegetable don’t juice. Most plans suggest a staged return to eating fruits & vegetables & identify specific ones ones to avoid especially as they can be hard on your healing digestive system or are considered too much starch, too many carbs, too much sugar (natural) depending on your eating plan.

When you juice your miss out on a lot of the essential nutrients & fibre fruits & vegetables have. Plus you consume more serves of the fruit or vegetable than you would consuming it whole. You should still consider portion size & calorie contention relation to your plan.

Honestly, I used to add 25-50ml of juice to my yoghurt drink (every 2nd or 3rd day) from purée stage because it was a little too thick to drink initially. My dietician okayed it because it was a small amount & not every day. I did it for a month or so.

I started including vegetables in Soups from purée stage, then just included some in what ever slow cooked meal or Soup I was making in soft food. Steamed & microwaved them from solid food. Ate fresh fruit from about month 3.

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If your plan allows you to eat certain fruits or vegetables go for it but blend the whole fruit or vegetable don’t juice. Most plans suggest a staged return to eating fruits & vegetables & identify specific ones ones to avoid especially as they can be hard on your healing digestive system or are considered too much starch, too many carbs, too much sugar (natural) depending on your eating plan.
When you juice your miss out on a lot of the essential nutrients & fibre fruits & vegetables have. Plus you consume more serves of the fruit or vegetable than you would consuming it whole. You should still consider portion size & calorie contention relation to your plan.
Honestly, I used to add 25-50ml of juice to my yoghurt drink (every 2nd or 3rd day) from purée stage because it was a little too thick to drink initially. My dietician okayed it because it was a small amount & not every day. I did it for a month or so.
I started including vegetables in Soups from purée stage, then just included some in what ever slow cooked meal or Soup I was making in soft food. Steamed & microwaved them from solid food. Ate fresh fruit from about month 3.

Thanks, I'll call and see if I can speak with a dietician.

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I eat a sh*t tonne of veggies. Not so much most of the first year post op (not much room after Proteins, honestly), with ZERO issues.

Fruits once in a while..i generally stick to berries if I do. But i will occasionally have apples, grapes, oranges. Also watermelon, pineapple, mangoes but rarely or in very small amounts cuz the sugars in these do tend to make me dump.

I almost never drink any sort of juice though. All the good stuff (i.e., fibre) is taken out! Plus the sugar tends to be more concentrated.

Everyone will have a different experience. Best to try in small amounts to see how YOU, yourself will fare.

Good Luck! ❤️

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