Intermittent Fasting

Updated on August 3, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Surgery General Topics
5 on July 24, 2019

I’ve tried intermittent fasting, but I still don’t get the weight I desired, and this is the reason I wanted to undergo a sleeve surgery. For those of you have undergone the surgery, do you think intermittent fasting is good to practice or will it affect us negatively?

 
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0 on July 25, 2019

I haven’t had the surgery yet, but a requirement beforehand is to lose some weight on my own.  The doctor recommended against intermittent fasting because it can cause the metabolism to slow down, can cause dehydration, and can cause a drop in blood sugar. 

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1 on July 27, 2019

I’ve asked this question and was discouraged from trying it by my doc.  Think about, don’t most of us do follow a pattern before surgery?   We decide to go on a diet and deny ourselves, then we can’t take it anymore and we binge, then we feel guilty and go back to dieting, then something bad happens and we need that hit of dopamine so we binge. Binge, starve, binge, starve, never getting anywhere.  Or at least that’s how it was for me. 

Intermittent fasting creates a similar cycle.  You do without for two days or so a week and then you eat whatever you want on the other days.  Those “other days” quickly become cheat days and the next thing you know you’re back to your old ways.  That bingeing can cause your sleeve to stretch too.  

on July 31, 2019

You got a great point, Jasmine. It will hard for us to discipline ourselves if we do intermittent fasting because we will easily consume the amount of food that we shouldn’t have.

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0 on July 29, 2019

I also have a similar question before my surgery. I don’t do intermittent fasting before having the sleeve surgery, although I was curious about this type of fasting due to friends who are doing it. I agree with the answer of Jasmine that it is better that we stay with our healthy diet after the surgery.

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0 on August 3, 2019

My understanding is that it’s harder for us to meet our nutrition, vitamin, and hydration needs after the surgery because food and liquids pass through our system more quickly.  So small, regular  meals are best.  

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