I dumped on a banana smoothie today

on 1/19/19 3:02 pm

So for breakfast today, I was going to be healthy because I wanted the bananas, yogurt, and spinach.


-one full banana

-5 leaves of fresh spinach

-vanilla Activia Yogurt

This was very filling. It took a long time to finish, but it was very tasty. About 5 minutes after I ate, I felt cramps and I immediately took that big dump poop. I could hear the water dumping from my intestines into my bowel. My mouth was producing a lot of saliva, too. So, yeah. There was probably a lot of sugar in my smoothie. Who else has dumped on fruit? Which fruit? So weird- dumping on a healthy food.

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

on 1/19/19 6:58 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

I have yet to eat a whole banana. The most I've had is 1/2.

Yeah, that smoothie had a minimum of 24 grams of sugar. That's probably the issue.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

on 1/21/19 5:37 am - Canada

One banana has about 14g of sugar. One vanilla activia yogurt has about 17g of sugar. I would dump over about 10g and with it being in a drink it would hit even faster. A substitution for you might be a 1/4 banana with 3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt with some unsweetened vanilla and Splenda. You would end up with about 6g of sugar total and a lot more protein.

on 1/21/19 10:45 am

Yum. Sounds good. I never thought of that. I will try it- thanks!

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

on 1/22/19 6:22 am - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

I've had times where I am fine with something and then could have the same thing another day and dump. Its weird.
I've had no problem with bananas though and eat them often.

I think that yogurt may be the culprit though, I have to spend a good amount of time in the yogurt aisle checking all the labels. SO many of them have WAY too much sugar.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0


on 1/23/19 5:50 pm

This is sooooooo true. I've been fine with this exact smoothie before and then boom I dumped!

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

on 1/22/19 7:48 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

I was having smoothies regularly in the morning, till one day, I was using 3 large tablespoons of plain greek yogurt, 4 oz. Ocean Spray Diet juice (10 cal / cup**** and about 1/2 cup of mixed berries. One day there were a few more berries left so I just added them in.

I was drinking on my way to work and about 5 minutes after I finished started getting tummy cramps, the shakes, was on a country road so had to drive a few miles for a safe place to pull over, luckily dumping doesn't give me bowel issues, I sat on the side of the road for a few minutes till I started to feel better, even had someone pull over to see if I was okay...

Took me 4 weeks till I was willing to try another smoothie, haven't had the problem since just really watch the berry measurement.

If I have too much sugar I tend to also develop hypoglycemia as my body starts pumping out insulin to counter the sugar, not something I do to often, but I know it's going to happen and I've learned how to treat effectively.

The tricky part sometimes is knowing which one it is, as I don't take insulin anymore, I stopped carrying my glucometer.

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:185

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -0; M10 -2; M11-0; M12-4;

on 1/25/19 7:44 am

Maybe try 1/2 avocado and 1/4 banana. Avocado will make smoothie creamy and give some healthy fats while cutting down on sugar.

Referral: March 2017, Orientation: June 2017, Nurse, Social Worker, Nutritionist, Pharmacist: Dec 2017, Physiotherapist and f/u with Nurse: Feb 2018, Meet Dr. Lindsay: Feb 2018, Pre-Op Feb 26, 2018, Start Optifast (4 weeks): Feb 27, 2018, SURGERY: MARCH 27/18 at St. Joseph's in Toronto with Dr. Lindsay. Height 5'2," 49 Years old, Hw: 365, Pre-Op Weight (start of Opti 355), SW 334 CW 175. Weight Loss: Pre-op -19, M1 -23, M2 -18, M3-18, M4-14, M5-14 M6-10, M7-14 M8-8, M9-14 M10-5, M11-10 M12-0, M13 -3, M14 -6, M15 -7

on 1/25/19 6:39 pm

Thank you- sounds yummy :)

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

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