With regards to meals that trigger weight regain, for surgical weight reduction sufferers popcorn is likely one of the worst offenders. By all accounts it’s a excessive fiber “wholesome” snack. Nonetheless, for a lot of gastric sufferers popcorn turns into the king of slider meals resulting in digestive upset, dumping syndrome and in the end weight acquire. Many bariatric facilities advise sufferers to remove popcorn from their diets first as a result of it’s a starchy carbohydrate snack meals and secondly as a result of consuming it returns the affected person to the behavior of senseless snacking that contributed to morbid weight problems previous to surgical procedure.
When a gastric bypass, gastric banding or gastric sleeve weight reduction surgical procedure affected person is compelled to eat popcorn they need to observe these consuming tips which can be supplied by most weight reduction surgical procedure facilities. Making use of these tips shouldn’t be radical or gimmicky, it’s following the foundations we agreed to once we signed on for gastric surgical procedure.
- Measure a 1-cup serving in your meal or snack. Don’t butter, salt or season the popcorn. Air popped is most popular.
- Stop liquid consumption 30 minutes earlier than and 30 minutes after having fun with your 1 cup serving of popcorn.
- Don’t devour liquid whereas having your 1-cup serving of popcorn.
- Don’t exceed the 1-cup serving of popcorn.
- In the event you selected to eat anything together with your popcorn meal/snack it’s essential to lower the amount of popcorn by the amount of different meals you’ll be consuming in order that complete quantity of meals is 1 cup.
Dietary per serving: 1 cup flippantly buttered popcorn is 82 energy; 1g Protein; 6g Fats; 6g Carbohydrate. It’s half of starch/bread trade and 1 fats trade.
Many sufferers that eat popcorn following these tips report an disagreeable expertise: Their pouch feels tight and caught as a result of the popcorn simply sits there. With out liquids to clean it via (and make it a slider meals) and with our restricted gastric enzymes and digestive juices, it takes a really very long time for “dry” popcorn to digest within the pouch. Moreover we expertise a dry mouth, dangerous breath and thirst. That is your pouch doing its job: You’re speculated to really feel uncomfortable while you observe the rules and eat one thing that seems on most “keep away from these meals” lists supplied by bariatric facilities. Thank your pouch for doing a positive job and settle for the message it’s telling you.
If we ignore the rules and eat popcorn whereas consuming a beverage typically our portion dimension goes unmeasured and we cross over to grazing-style consuming. It is a downside with popcorn as a result of popcorn is a excessive glycemic meals and it elevates our blood sugar. If the drinks consumed with it additionally raises our glycemic load we’re in peril of dumping syndrome. Extra generally we discover individuals sustaining “low grade dumping” the place their blood sugar is elevated to the purpose of dizziness or “offness” however not sufficient to manifest the indicators of full-blown dumping. Quickly this state of “offness” begins to really feel regular and it could solely be sustained by nibbling or grazing on comparable easy carbohydrates comparable to pretzels and crackers.
I’ve had my hand within the popcorn tub a number of instances since weight reduction surgical procedure. It’s so scrumptious and so tempting and seemingly such a wise wholesome selection. I perceive. However, sadly, I’ve answered effectively into the a whole bunch of emails, telephone calls, and consultations with sufferers who’re battling a weight acquire that began innocently sufficient with a hand within the wholesome snacking bowl stuffed with popcorn.