it depends. you know how some people - even without surgery - have sensitive tummies that react to certain foods? think of it like that.
With the roux en y, because your tummy is now about the size of an egg, things can get STUCK. it's not pretty when that happens. that's one aspect. so, you have to chew everything to the consistency of oatmeal and not drink with your meal. it takes some getting used to, but once you do, it's no big deal. another issue is that sometimes - especially in the beginning, while you're healing - some things just don't sit right. it passes. But the biggest issue is that too many carbs and/or too much fat will lead to dumping - a very very very very uncomfortable physiological reaction. It keeps us on the straight and narrow.
with the duodenal switch, some people experience issues with their digestion. Some people say they pass huge amounts of smelly gas, but others say that it's not a big deal.
this is yet another reason it's important to talk to your surgeon about these issues.
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start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
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