how many grams of sugar is acceptable to you?

on 1/6/08 5:14 am - Anchorage, AK
RNY on 03/20/07 with
I have been told to never go over 15 gms of sugar per serving and that seems really high.  I am also concerned that I am eating too many carbs.  How many carbs is too many?  What fruits are safe and don't make you dump?   I want to start adding some fruit and veggies back to my diet but I am confused about which ones are best.   Thanks!
on 1/6/08 5:21 am - energy, IL
I was told the day of my surgery not to eat over 15 grams of sugar. I also thought it was high. im still new to this but now I dont eat over 3 grams at a time. cause ive dumped on 3 grams which is fine with me. I can eat vegies and fruits. But then again I dont reallty have an issue with any foods now. Ive been very lucky so far. Ive heard many things for the carbs. Ive heard not over 20 or 60 and someone even said 100. I try not to eat over 30 a day. I dont know if its good to do this or not but thats what ive been doing.
on 1/6/08 5:22 am
I can't remember what my doctors told, but I think it was also 15 grams, at the end of a meal. That *is high.  (I'm a dumper, I know.) Safe fruits, not so much.  I get sick on most fruits, unless I have just a touch in a protein shake.  That, and I hate most fruit textures.  The BEST fruits to eat are BERRIES, they have the lowest carbs and the highest fiber.  The wors****ermelon - high sugar content for no nutritional value.  I don't eat anything else, so I can't really tell you. Best veggies?  Dark, leafy greens, if you can stomach 'em. Google "GI diet"  --- try to eat the veggies + fruit  with the lowest glycemic index.
Amanda K.
on 1/6/08 5:34 am - Leesburg, VA
For me... I don't go over 10 in a serving for sugar For carbs, I keep it less than 50 a day... Ive been averaging around 30 a day.

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on 1/6/08 5:34 am - watertown, NY
i was told 10 grams of sugar per serving...............carbs i am not sure
on 1/6/08 5:36 am - Anchorage, AK
RNY on 03/20/07 with

One day when I was in the grocery store, i decided to check the sugar grams on regular ice cream verses low sugar or no sugar added ice cream and low and behold, most regular ice cream has less that 15 grams of sugar per serving that is why I started thinking, 15 grams must be too high!  I don't think I am a sugar dumper as I can eat 15 grams easily, much to my dismay.

on 1/6/08 5:38 am
Coming up on 6 months since my surgery and my surgeon initially told me 9 grams.  I keep 9 in mind when I eat but I'm not overtly strict about it.  I DUMP like a truck on sugar, carbs and even fat.  I think you just have to experiment sometimes to find out what you can tolerate and even then, we all know, these foods can turn around and bite us in the butt the next day.  I agree with MM, berries seem to be the safest ( fresh is sooooo expensive) but I only get them a couple times a month. I like the Carb control Peaches in a can and every once in awhile I'll peel an apple to eat.  I love a few bites of mango but it scares me so I limit the amount.  Good luck trying fruits out, just make sure you have some time to recover if you're trying something new.

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on 1/6/08 5:55 am - Columbus, GA
I stay 5 grams of sugar and under per serving.  I'm not sure about the carbs.  I can eat all fruits, but I mostly eat the del monte no sugar added peach cups, it is 25 calories per cup.  I also buy a small container of mixed fresh fruit from the market.  I love grapes but I stay away from them because of the skin.  I eat a salad with either grilled chicken or tuna fish for lunch.  I use canned veggies when making a chicken stew.  
on 1/6/08 6:08 am, edited 1/6/08 6:08 am - Wylie, TX
I allowed 5 grams of added sugar, natural sugars like fruits and milk is ok for me per my nut, and I haven't had any problems with fruits or milk.  

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Mommy O.
on 1/6/08 6:32 am
I usually average less then 15g sugars for the whole day. and i average about 40g of carbs or less.


Dena W.
on 1/6/08 6:44 am - Tarpon Springs, FL
RNY on 03/12/07 with

For me, 6 grams of sugar or less per serving.  I tolerate fruits just fine but my usual choices are pineapple packed in its own juice, fresh apple, fresh orange, or 1/4 of a fresh banana. 

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on 1/6/08 6:45 am - Belmont, MS
My surgeon told me not to eat anything with more than 6 sugar grams. I can tolerate more grams than that. Closer to 14 - 15 but at that many my tummy begins to hurt and I feel a little yuck for just a minute. I try to not go over what my doc recommends but at times, I do.

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on 1/6/08 7:16 am - Munfordville, KY
Sugar by itself hasn't been a problem for me thus far.  Corn syrup bothers me more, and sugar mixed with fat gives me dumping **** cream).  Honestly, fattening things are worse for my intestines than sugar.  Go figure


on 1/6/08 8:31 am - Kendall Park, NJ
For breakfast this morning I had an entire container of Friendship Lowfat Cottage Cheese with pineapple. Each serving is 120 calories and 15g of sugar--I ate the entire thing which was 240 calories and THIRTY GRAMS OF SUGAR.... I'm fine--no dumping, no growling, just fine.... If I mix sugar with fat--I get very sick--meaning no ice cream for me--luckily I can still have a spoonful and feel fine! Jill
on 1/6/08 8:38 am - Apple Valley, MN
RNY on 10/11/05 with
I stay around 15-16 gms and will get sick if I go over (bad experience but I did it  :(  ). I actually get really sick on sugar alcohols so all that sugar free stuff I have to stay away from.  So I opt for regular or low fat items with the exception of using Splenda in my coffee.  As far as fruit, I can eat just about any of them but it is trial and error.  Start by eating 1/4 of the item (apple, orange, pear, banana, etc).  You should be able to work up to the whole piece of fruit by the time your 1 year out.  HTH!!
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on 1/6/08 8:59 am - middletown, CT
RNY on 09/04/07 with
im just 4 mths out, and i can eat a whole bananna (smaller in size) and its scary that i can eat that within 10 mins that ok if i feel fine eating it?  yikes!
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on 1/6/08 10:19 am - Apple Valley, MN
RNY on 10/11/05 with
I would think so.  It really is pretty mushy and digests well.  if you have no problems with it then I would think you are in the clear.   It hopefully will be one of your greenlight foods.  It's always nice to find the things that consistently agree with your pouch and if in a pinch can rely on the foods you have no issues with.   My greenlight foods are light yoguart and mozzarella cheese sticks (the cold pure cheese stuff).  I also have no problems with apples, grapes, oranges, strawberries, canteloupe, watermelon, peaches, pineapple and kiwi.  Veggies are all fine in my pouch tooand I handle most breads and pasta fine too.   Difference is the quantity and that is a whole new trial and error thing as you move from measuring food to eyeballing it.  You really do learn what and how much will fit in your pouch.   I can't tell you how many times I have been eating and put and chew a bite in my mouth and mid chew I will hear some little odd voice say "don't you dare swallow that or you'll be sorry"  (I think my pouch has it's own voice).  So I stop chewing and spit out that bite.  I have never ignored "the voice".  Maybe it is because I am really listening to my body now.  Anywho...good luck!!
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on 1/6/08 10:37 am - middletown, CT
RNY on 09/04/07 with
my pouch has voice too lol  i really try to skip the last bite, just incase, i can eat small apples and grapes (6-8) w/o feeling drunk lol banannas, pears and canned peaches. ohh i havent tried strawberries yet! sounds good pasta goes down w/o a problem so i stay clear from it! otherwise i'd eat it daily! white bread, forget it - but i've tried rye bread seedless toasted it was ok, i kinda lost my taste for bread, which was my best friend pre op! some friend huh lol  my taste buds change weekly, makes me nuts! but im learning to take it day by day :)  thanks for your tips Marlena
Rny 9-4-07 -158lbs
July 10th, 2009 Brachioplasty (Arms) & Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Debra P.
on 1/6/08 9:08 am - CA
VSG on 03/15/12
I was told 5 grams.


on 1/6/08 2:48 pm - Maplewood, NJ
RNY on 03/31/06 with
Hi, Like many others, I was also told 15 grams.  I've come close, but only a few times.  I stick to 10-12.  Also, consider how much time it's been for each individual and how out bodies react.  I am only a bit of a dumper.  I can tolerate most foods, I just chose to leave a lot of things out of my dies. All the best!

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