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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Does anyone know any goods central american Medifast recipes? Thanks in advance for any answer. Another question on my mind: Lactose, Fructose, Sucrose ... My rule is no more than 6 grams at any time, but yet I was told I could drink a full glass of milk ... 9 grams of sugar (lactose) in 8oz of skim, that I could have low sodium V8, which is also higher than 6 grams and that I coul dhave some canned fruits (not packed in syrup) ... but the sugar in some of those is RIDICULOUS..

I am 2 weeks post op and I am so confused about the sugar thing. And I am being vigilant about.

Reading.

Nutrition information to the point of neuroticism. I stood in the canned fruit aisle at the grocery store and read EVERY fruit can for about 20 minutes today..

I LOVE fruit and would love to be eating some of the sugar free canned peaches in my fridge, but I am afraid of them..

Any mushy canned fruit lovers out there? What have you found thats ok to eat??..

asked May 09 at 08:02

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You betcha! but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm it as I am unsure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...

answered May 09 at 09:25

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The only "canned" fruit I have eaten is sugarfree peaches. I didn't have any problems with them. In another month I will be a year out. I eat fresh fruit with no problems. I mostly eat berries, mango, bananas, and watermelon. I'm scared of oranges though, just because of someone else dumping on an orange (so I haven't tried them)...

answered May 09 at 10:53

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My program said 12 grams of sugar was a limit. I don't come anywhere near that though. Not interested in dumping so I haven't tested it. Being a former sugar addict, I can't stand anything sweet now. Most fruit was always too tart for me without sugar and now I love fruit. I do use a little Stevia on grapefruit though.

The seeds don't go down well. I eat fruit fresh or frozen, never canned. I love it in my protein smoothies and even for meal. Fruit goes down easier for me than anything. My dr is big on protein drinks and has no problem with fruit in my program..

answered May 09 at 11:19

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I love canned fruit and fresh mind you. I am a little over two weeks out and have been enjoying it. I was told that as long as it was natural sugar that it was not a problem. I adore the perfect portion sized fruit that comes in the clear plastic 4 packs. I have found no sugar added peaches, pears, and mandarin oranges. Wal-Mart had the peaches and pears in generic brand and Dole had the mandarins.

My pouch adores fruit. Oh, and I had some fresh cantelope and watermelon today, yummy. I never was a sugar addict and er, made the mistake of trying a very small bite of cake after Thanksgiving, we all try to test the pouch right, and lets just say I threw it right up. So, lets just say any sugar desires I had are cured...

answered May 09 at 12:27

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Donald
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I have always done ok with canned peaches, pears, and pineapples. They are the only canned fruits I eat. I always get packed in water or in their own juice and dump the juice off. My kids drink the pineapple juice. The pear and peach juice goes down the drain. I have never had any issues with the canned fruit.



Good Luck!.

Laura..

answered May 09 at 13:59

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Wow, 2 weeks out and you can have fruit already??? I 'm 1.5 weeks out and can't even think about fruit for 2.5 more weeks and then it will be pureed! Good luck and enjoy!..

answered May 09 at 15:21

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I'm a juicer for almost anything that's not my base go to protein so I actually consume quite a bit of natural and milk based sugars. Now mind you while I was melting away I stayed way clear of the stuff but since skinny I eat fruit and juice drinks for energy all the time. I don't know how it all works but sugar has way more effect on fat.

Ppl than skinny ppl. I've said before and I'll say it again with my.

Walking.

And simple.

Cycling.

Routine I cannot gain a pound even with real sugar..

I don't know why, it's just that way.

Lucifer..

answered May 09 at 15:52

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There is way too much paranoia about sugars for post op gastric bypass people..

Canned fruit, even packed in sugar syrup, is okay. Just rinse off all the juice with water and enjoy. I do not eat sugarfree anything. I do not like the taste of sugarfree sweeteners..

Eat what you ate presurgery (unless you were eating two bags of potatoe chips for breatfast, lunch and dinner, if that is the case, change is needed) and focus on protein from real food..

Common sense goes a long way..

Chris..

answered May 09 at 16:09

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Quinn
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Well I can't tell if Chris is male or female but whatever managed to but post.

Surgery.

In a nutshell. This is about finding our way back with as much natural and regular Medifast food as possible. Just not truck loads of bad stuff. FYI I love bad stuff still, I just love being skinny and handsome more than Medifast food now!.

Lucifer..

answered May 09 at 16:18

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My nut explained the differences between natural sugars and added sugars. I can have natural sugars which are in fruits, milk, and some whole grains..

I can have any fruit that is packed in water and no sugar added (which includes applesauce) Mott's makes a lot of different sauces that are no sugar added (the mixed berry is awesome!) and I have also done mixed fruit and mandarin oranges in water no sugar added. All were fine and are allowed in my program. (In fact- encouraged... my nut wants me to try more fruits without skins or seeds)..

answered May 09 at 17:02

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Lactose, Fructose, Sucrose ... My rule is no more than 6 grams at any time, but yet I was told I could drink a full glass of milk ... 9 grams of sugar (lactose) in 8oz of skim, that I could have low sodium V8, which is also higher than 6 grams and that I coul dhave some canned fruits (not packed in syrup) ... but the sugar in some of those is RIDICULOUS..

I am 2 weeks post op and I am so confused about the sugar thing. And I am being vigilant about.

Reading.

Nutrition information to the point of neuroticism. I stood in the canned fruit aisle at the grocery store and read EVERY fruit can for about 20 minutes today..

I LOVE fruit and would love to be eating some of the sugar free canned peaches in my fridge, but I am afraid of them..

Any mushy canned fruit lovers out there? What have you found thats ok to eat??..

answered May 09 at 18:04

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Aniya
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Thanks all for chiming in on my question - I was never a big dessert or sweets eater so I am not worried about dumping from any of that. My weaknesses, being the good Italian girl I am, were pasta and other bread products. I do absolutely love fruit and am looking forward to being able to eat fresh fruit in a month or so, I was told it's off limits for right now. Anyway, I am going to forge ahead and try out some canned mushy fruits now ... with some greek yogurt it might be a good mid-afternoon "snack" (arent all my meals snacks right now??)..

This whole adjusting thing is certainly easy with all the support (and being told to chill out, thanks Chris and Lu :-) )!..

answered May 09 at 18:52

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@ doubleb I loe how you keep it real... like when you said you like being skinny more then food- lol thats some real shit!! lol..

answered May 09 at 19:36

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I am pre-op and going to meet with my dietitian on Tuesday. I cannot tolerate artificial sweeteners of any kind. They give me a headache within 5 minutes of swallowing..

The sugar aspect is a mystery to me. Hopefully I can figure it out before.

Surgery.

..

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

answered May 09 at 21:07

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Carrie, Stevia is not an artificial sweetner. It is plant based, no aspertame or chemicals. It is the only one I use. It might take gettIng used to how much to use but it works great with no chemical headache reaction. We use the packets..

answered May 09 at 22:02

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Ditto on whoever was surprised at eating fruit at 2 weeks post op. I could have protein only for 6 weeks! Then I was able to add fruits and veges, but the amount is so small it hardly seems like I get any. When I did start to add fruits, I use only fresh or frozen. I grate apple and add it to tuna. Or add a banana to a shake. I never just eat a fruit. I am 6 months out and still mostly eating proteins with small amounts of fruit and vege...

answered May 09 at 23:16

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