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My 1st question is: Why do so many Medifast recipes ask for ovens to be preheated? Looking forward for any answer. Another quick question... Tomorrow I will be given my.

Surgery.

Date. I'm very excited! I have found that sugarfree chewing gum has gotten me out of a lot of tough spots but I have never thought to ask if it is okay after.

Surgery.

Is it? I'm hoping you all say it's okay! It's been a wonderful help to me...

Comments (19)

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

Comment #1

Ask your surgen but I was told no I am 2 months post op and I am going to ask my surgen tomorrow if I can chew it again he told me no because it would introduce air into my pouch..

Comment #2

My doctor said no gum. On several, and I mean several of my papers, they repeat this:.

We also ask that you not chew gum. If swallowed it could block the opening to your new pouch..

Hope.

This helps,.

Barb..

Comment #3

My surgeon and nut say absolutely no gum. That's a big bummer for me. However, if you accidentally swallow it, you'll end up back in the OR, and my nut said that it also can cause gas and irritate the pouch. So I'm looking for a sugar-free.

Hard candy.

To have handy. Any suggestions?..

Comment #4

I don't chew gum but I love the lifesavers sugar free wintergreen mints. I think my surgeon or nut said no gum also for us...

Comment #5

Crystal Light makes a good sugar free candy. I get them at Walmart...

Comment #6

Gum is a no go for my surgeon too. Just cuzza the air you introduce to your pouch. It can stretch it. PLUS! God Forbid you swallow it on accident. It'll get stuck! YIKES! So not worth it to me.....

Comment #7

I am 30 weeks out from my.

Surgery.

And do not chew gum at all. I was told that gum increases your syliva production in your mouth and increases your hunger, plus like others have said, increases more air into your new pouch. I would chomp on ice chips or something else, but I was told gum is no good for you! I wish you all the best!!!!..

Comment #8

Walmart DOES have a good selection of sugar free candies...the crystal lite is good, and the sunkist is awsome...and not but about $1.25 a bag...but there are mints and other stuff as well...I would.

Stay away.

From the "chocolate" varieties just after.

Surgery.

However, as they may not agree with the belly all that well...but I saw Resse's cups, and carmel Hersey's, and all kind of stuff when I bought my hard candies this week...BUT gum...not a chance...too much air in the belly, and if by chance you swallow it...I know, I know... I have never ever swallowed a piece of gum...but there is always a first time, and my luck would be that it would be now...it will not pass through your belly, and man what trouble there would be then.....

Comment #9

I thought the purpose of not chewing gum is because it increases your syliva production in your mouth which increases the acid production in your stomach...

Comment #10

Tomorrow I will be given my.

Surgery.

Date. I'm very excited! I have found that sugarfree chewing gum has gotten me out of a lot of tough spots but I have never thought to ask if it is okay after.

Surgery.

Is it? I'm hoping you all say it's okay! It's been a wonderful help to me...

Comment #11

That too...then you get full on saliva. Ewwy! lol Full on your own spit...How unappitizing 0.o..

Comment #12

I absolutely love Werther's SF hard carmel candies. They are very rich and satisfying...

Comment #13

No! Chewing gum will cause frothing. Too much saliva in your stomach will make you sick. Now I do agree with what others are saying and you should ask your surgeon, but if you need something to keep your mouth busy, try a sugar free mint, just mind the sugar alcohols...

Comment #14

I have never received special instructions from my surgeon regarding chewing gum. However, I have seen on many occassions online and in articles where it is not recommended. But because I was never told, I chew gum all the time! I never get gas, frothing or any of those awful symptoms. I have always been a big gum chewer before.

Surgery.

, and now 6 weeks post-op, I still chew. The only difference now is that I make sure that it's sugar free gum, where as before it didnt matter. After being educated on the consequences on why I shouldnt chew gum, I think Im gonna be ok. I dont think I should have a problem accidentally swallowing it, but you have to do whats best for u!..

Comment #15

My doc and nut said no gum and not.

Hard candy.

If accidentally swallowed can cause blockage. Gum causes air. I chew gum and do not have any problems...

Comment #16

I chew gum all the time, just never swallow it. I quit smoking 6 years ago, I quit 'eating' a year ago, I'll be damned if I'm gonna give up the 1 thing that keeps Medifast food and smokes out of my mouth..

The only problem I have is that I can only chew gums with certain types of sugar alcohols due to the laxative effect. I can handle sorbitol but not maltitol and a few others. It's weird, and I dunno why, but my body just doesn't like certain types..

Krista..

Comment #17

PS. I am afraid of SF candies, or candies of any kind. I will treat myself once in a while, but don't want to get in the habit of eating sweet stuff again, so I pretty much.

Avoid.

It altogether..

Krista..

Comment #18

My doc said no gum- but I chewed it anyway, then one day I accidently swallowed it! I was so afraid I was going to die - but I guess it passed and when I had my EDG a few weeks later (for an ulcer) I told my doc, but it wasn't there, but I did get a lecture and quit chewing it. I love the Jolly Rancher SF candy!..

Comment #19

I've always chewed gum as it keeps me from thinking about food. Also the last few years I've had real dry mouth from antidepressants, so chewing gum keeps my mouth moist. My surgeon never said anything about not chewing gum. I'd die if I couldn't chew gum!..

Comment #20


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