Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..
For me, it's just been trial and error. I'm almost 6 weeks out and I can't tolerate spicy stuff. Comes back up within five minutes. I tried shrimp a few days ago and it's definitely a no-no!! You'll probably know pretty quickly whether or not you can tolerate it...
When I was four weeks out, I tried baked fish and it came back up within minutes of eating. I think it will happen very quickly. Good luck!..
Oh yeah, you'll know right away if something didn't agree.. whether it just comes back up instantly, or you start sliming/foaming, or have pain in your pouch, most likely you will know almost instantly or within a couple of minutes..
I have only dumped once because of a stupid mistake, but I am gonna do my best not to let it ever happen again, cause it was awful, and happened about 15 mins after I drank it (Red Bull - thought it was sugar free)..
It does vary from person to person, so consider yourself lucky if you haven't had to worry about any of those things yet..
Keep up the good work!.
I know within 3 min. I am 6 weeks post op. and I can't eat meat. I have tried and I do not tolerate it yet. It is trial and error...
My biggest problem was meat at first and of course sugar and carbs. I couldnt eat meat for 4 months after.
Now at a year out only breads, rice, pasta and crackers bother me sometimes if I eat more then a bite or two but sugar is still something I can't tolerate at all. If I eat a bite of something sweet I have dumping almost immediately. sometimes I dont throw up but I get the shakes and the sweats real bad along with the pain in my stomach..
It is definatly trial and error cause I know people that can eat those things and it doesnt bother them..
I can t drink soda at all either but a friend of mine does and it doesnt bother her...
I think I experienced the dumping syndrome twice being eight weeks out from.
I took a couple of bite of fried haddock and I started to get nauseated and my chest was hurting me. My husband and I went out to eat one night and I took a couple of bites of chicken and some brown rice pilaf and it happend again. But I think it was the rice because I have been able to tolerate chicken since I started eating it in my fourth week out...
I will definitely.
From sugary foods and High Fructose Corn Syrup. And, I won't be trying any meat other than fish for several months..
I'm able to tolerate fruits and vegetables. That's what I'm really excited about. My surgeon said 2 more weeks and I should be able to start trying them..
Thank you all so much for your advice and tips. :)..