I went through the same thing. My RD suggested a single tic tac since it has so few calories.
I still chew gum almost everyday! Hardest thing for me is not swallowing it...I've always done that!
I avoided gum for a while after surgery but I've never been one to swallow my gum so I still have a piece in the car once in a while. They don't really have that many calories so I personally don't think it's that big a deal. I used to be a smoker so chewing gum in the car helps me cope with not being able to have a cigarette.
My surgeon wrote a prescription for gum at the hospital. She wanted me to chew gum after surgery. She said it would help get my stomach moving! I'm still chewing after 7 weeks. Of course its gotta be sugarless and I only chew it for about 1 minute and I'm done. I'm so afraid I'll swallow it.
I was never told gum was off limits. Considering I haven't swallowed gum since I was a child, this makes sense.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
I can chew gum with no problems. Once in a while I'm able to walk while chewing gum.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
I don't like chewing gum. I eat sugar free mints...I like the ones that are strawberry or raspberry. I think the brand is Ice Breakers. The Listerine strips are too strong for me.