Eating Seeds & Nuts After RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Tanya

After having RNY gastric bypass is it okay to eat seeds and nuts, including sunflower seeds?

How should sunflower seeds and other types of seeds and nuts fit into my diet overall post-gastric bypass?

Tanya

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Expert Responses to the Question Above

Bariatric surgeon at CBGSA , Arcadia , California

by: Dr. Troy LaMar

Hi Tanya,

Certainly, a common question is can I eat nuts after bariatric surgery?

In general, I would not recommend eating these things for at least the first 3 months after surgery. However, after this time frame, it is ok to eat them, but be careful, although nuts and seeds have a little bit of protein, they have a large amount of fat.....therefore, a lot of calories.

Many of my patients snack between meals on nuts, and then regain weight, thinking they are eating a food to get protein.

I recommend just a few nuts every so often. Do not make them a habit.

Good luck,
Troy LaMar MD

los angeles bariatric surgeon

(click here for Dr. LaMar's full bio & contact info)

DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the details provided. The above should never replace the advice of your local physicians as they have the ability to evaluate you in person.

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Patient Responses to the Question Above

Eating Pomegranates

by: Susan K

Can folks who have had Gastric Bypass eat Pomegranates?

I love them but am afraid of blockage from the seeds even though I had surgery a number of years ago.

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