Apr 12, 2012 - 12:47 am
Wondering if people might be willing to post a detail example of a typical days meal plan including portion sizes. My husband is still having his share of dumping episodes even though we are being very careful. If we might see what some people eat over a day or two days time, that might give us some ideas. If you have time to post your food diary, sure would appreciate it.
Here's a typical day for my husband:
3/4 cup oatmeal with about 2 T plain yogurt mixed in
1-2 slices lean turkey bacon
1/2 sandwich - whole grain/high fiber bread
snack- 10 almonds or pistachio nuts
1/2 sandwich again
1/2 to 3/4 cup whole grain pasta
plus 1/4 cup veggies like brussel sprouts or asparagus
toast or crackers with peanut butter
then he drinks water separately from meals
this is just a typical example and I'm really having trouble figuring out what is causing his dumping as we keep the diet pretty stable and then he'll go along great and then have one to two days in a row of dumping and low blood sugars.
Any insights appreciated. We are going to add pectin to the diet. He's been reluctant to eat fruit due to sugar content but he does tolerate pears and I think apples or apple sauce would be good cuz it has pectin ( delays emptying) but we are going to give it as a supplement too in powder or capsule form