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Question I have... Any Medifast recipes that call for lots of eggs? Hoping for any response. My 2nd question... Hey Everyone! It's Steph. It's been a while since I've been on here. I'm really concerned.



Gastric bypass surgery.

On 11/18/2009, so just a little over a year ago. I have since, had to switch medical insurances and am currently not sure how much long I'll have my job OR my medical insurance. I have been in the process of finding a bariatric surgeon through Kaiser insurance but have not been referred to one yet by my doctor. I need to get my yearly labs done. I'm consistant on taking my vitamins; multi,.

Calcium.

,.

Iron.

And my protein. I was never given any other vitamins or minerals to take, though on occasion I will take the sublingual b-12..

I have been suffering from hypoglycemia very often. Sometimes more than once a day but almost always DAILY. It started out on "occasion" and then progressed to weekly and now pretty much daily. I have been constantly "snacking" on "healthy" things like carrots, yogurt, string cheese, protein bars, protein shakes, cottage cheese and peanuts to try and keep the attacks from happening..

Is this common after.

Gastric bypass surgery.

And if so, what are my options? Is my ONLY option to graze throughout the day and.

HOPE.

I don't gain weight. I never OVER eat, but I just hate grazing. I feel "guilty". Though, I know if I don't do it, I'll get int othe low 40's in blood sugar and could possibly seizure or go into a coma. It's very scary..

Any advice is great. Thanks everyone! :).

-RNYSteph.

(P.S. - find my on YouTube if you haven't already - RNYSteph)..

asked May 09 at 15:17

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..

answered May 09 at 16:20

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Thank you so very much for your help. Seriously, I have not tried this. I really don't eat a LOT of protein so I'm going to go ahead and add more protein in my Medifast diet and see if that helps me. :) Thanks again!..

answered May 09 at 17:39

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Like farmgirl392 said, I have read that avoiding simple sugars and simple carbs can help. This reduces the amount of insulin your body needs to use to handle the sugars thereby reducing the resulting hypoglycemia. This issue is also known as "late dumping.".

Read page 1 of this article..

Http://www.asbs.org/html/pdf/asbs_b....

It talks in more detail about the issue. It says you can try having a small amount of sugar (like half a glass of OJ) about 1 hour after each meal and this may solve your problem. Try eating planned meals and then doing this an hour after each meal and see if that works instead of grazing..

The article also talks about some meds that might work if that solution fails. It also mentions some medical issues that may be at play if the meds don't work..

Good luck!.

-Jenny..

answered May 09 at 17:56

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I have the same problem, and though I don't graze, I eat about 5 'meals' a day. If you eat every 2 or 3 hours you shouldn't have a problem. Since I started doing this I haven't experienced an episode. Here's an example of my Medifast food schedule, and I don't eat in between.. I'm still losing..

6a - protein shake or just some decaf tea.

9a - protein, usually ham or beef.

12p- more protein.

3p- greek yogurt w/granola or some kind of meat.

Sometime later for dinner - meat or fish.

Hope.

That helps, but it works for me, and like I said, since I started eating every few hours I haven't experienced a blood sugar drop at all..

Krista..

answered May 09 at 17:58

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Steph,.

I had hypoglycemia problems before.

Surgery.

I had to eat within an hour of waking up, had to eat frequently during the day, and had to be very cautious about eating too much sugar, especially when I was stressed and hadnt had much protein. So, when I read hypoglycemia was a major problem for some people after GBS, I was afraid it might be a deal breaker for me..

I asked my doctor about it during a pre-op appointment. She assured me that the people who had the issue post-surgery were eating too many carbs. She said as along as I stuck to primarily protein with limited complex carbs, I wouldnt have a problem..

I havent had a hypoglycemic episode since.

Surgery.

, unless Ive had carbs and Im dumping (Ive learned quickly, so this has only happened a few times). I no longer have to eat immediately when I wake up and I could go most of the day without eating (I dont take advantage of this often, cause it's not actually healthy)..

JJ..

answered May 09 at 18:17

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