Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guidelines for the Diet

One of the things on the gastric bypass diet that I never really considered to be an issue and really didn't care about was the no chewing gum.

"Avoid chewing gum; it could block the stomach outlet if swallowed"

Most people don't swallow gum, most adults anyway so what difference does it make. Well today I slipped a piece of gum in my mouth because I was out of water and dying of thirst so I thought it would help.

I understand now. When you haven't eaten in days, chewing gum is torture. All I want to do is swallow this gum, then I want to eat another and another piece. By the way, I just spit it out!

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