In terms of foods which can lead to weight gain for post-surgical weight loss patients , popcorn is among the most harmful culprits. It is, in all likelihood, high in fiber and a “healthy” snack. But in the case of many patients suffering from gastric disorders,, it is the top of the slider foods , causing stomach upset in the form of dumping syndrome, which can lead to weight growth. A lot of bariatric clinics recommend that patients eliminate all popcorn in their meals in the first place since it is a starchy carbohydrate food and also because eating it can lead to the routine of unintentional snacking, which contributed to the development of morbid obesity prior surgery.
If a gastric bypass, gastric banding, or gastric sleeve patients who have weight loss surgery are required to consume popcorn, they must adhere to these guidelines on eating given by the majority of weight loss centers. Following these guidelines isn’t revolutionary or unorthodox and is in line with the guidelines we agreed upon when signing our contract for gastric surgery.
- Make sure you measure a portion of 1 cup for your lunch or snack. Don’t add butter, salt or spice to the popcorn. The popcorn that is air-popped is the best.
- Stop drinking liquids 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes following the time you have enjoyed your cup of popcorn.
- Don’t drink any liquids while enjoying your one cup serving of popcorn.
- Limit your consumption to 1 cup serving of popcorn.
- If you choose to have a snack or meal in your popcorn snack or meal, you need to reduce the quantity in popcorn according to the amount of food items you’ll consume until the total food volume equals 1 cup.
Nutritional value per servingof 1 cup of lightly coated with butter is 220 calories; 1g Protein 6g Fat; 6g carbohydrate. It’s a half bread/starch exchange as well as 1 exchange of fat.
Many people who consume popcorn in accordance with these guidelines experience unsatisfactory experiences The pouch is squeezed and stymied since the popcorn sits there. With no liquids to rinse it off (and create an acceptable slide food) and also with our small digestive juices and gastric enzymes and digestive juices, it takes a lengthy time to allow “dry” popcorn to digest inside the pouch. We also experience dry mouth and breath as well as thirst. Your pouch is working its magic and telling you to feel uncomfortable if you follow the rules and eat something which is on the most “avoid these foods” lists that are provided by the bariatric centers. Thank your pouch for performing a the job well and accept the message it’s telling you.