How many grams of fat per meal can you tolerate after RNY?
For those who have had RNY -- how many grams of fat per meal can you tolerate (without dumping or other problems)? Let's say you are eating virtually no carbs or sugar to make it simple. People with epilepsy do best on an extremely low carb, moderately low protein, high fat diet (a "ketogenic" diet). Of course, with RNY the ultra low carbs and moderately low protein works, but the high fat has to be out forever.
However, could you eat (without discomfort or problems) 10 grams of fat in a meal? 15 grams? Does your tolerance for fat intake get better with time (if so, how much)? I should stress again I am not looking for weight loss advice with this question (e.g, that everyone should cut back on fat intake to lose weight or that eating fat is just bad for you).
I know this may seem like an odd question, but it is important to me. The more those of you who have had RNY could tell me, in detail, about how you respond to fat intake, the better informed I can be in making a surgery decision.
Anywho..... fats confuse me some. I have dumped on fat, if you call it dumping.... different from sugar dumping. Pretty bad abdominal pain. I haven't figured out my exact trigger. I have eaten some fried foods without problem. Last time I had an issue it was after eating a "lobster casserole" at a local seafood place. I'm guessing that for me it is the kind of fat that is the problem, not the amount. Hope that makes sense.
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My dumping on fats was never set in stone as far as grams. I know I can have 20 grams of sugar before I start to go over the edge. But it has never been like that with fat. I can eat 3 strips of bacon fine. I really can't tolerate any type of sausage at all without dumping.
I can't drink whole milk (my DH still does, bless his heart) but I can eat a couple of ounces of full fat cheese. Can't eat anything fried really.
Sorry I can't nail it down for you to a more precise amount in grams because I wish I could for myself but it seems destined not to happen.
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It also depends how far from surgery people are. Early on - small amount of fat would make me sick, then after GB removal - the tolerance was even lower... but overtime - my body adjusted.
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