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Friday, 27 July 2012

New Research

You would think that in a lapband weight loss blog, band news would preside over laser hair removal but apparently not ...

So as a part of my dietician appointment on Tuesday, I was given a whole new set of rules and advice by my clinic. Sadly it's a hard copy but I am trying to get them to email it but all the people I need to speak to aren't in until next week. **Mari, I think they're giving them out so call and hassle your liaison person to get them to send you a copy**

Based on some new research done by Paul Burton of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education, the whole idea of how lap bands work has been rethought and rules adjusted. Then main rule now is 20, 20, 20 ...
20 chews for each bite
20 seconds to put your knife and fork down between bites
20 minutes eating only

The oesophagus plays a greater part in the satiety we all need more than originally thought. It is that the does the work squeezing food past the band into the stomach and stimulating the sensors in the top of the stomach to give that full feeling for longer. The pouch has a minimal holding effect because it's capacity is too small (just a couple of tablespoons).

The no drinking with meals and for x ... rule has been amended to leave at least a minute between eating and drinking and many surgeons now believe that fizzy drinks will not cause the pouch to dilate or stretch as it was previously believed. Good news for the soda junkies amongst us. My clinic have lifted the ban but did stress the importance of diet and sugar free drinks and drinking slowly. Still no change on the gum rule nobody else has though.

Please remember that I am a Primary School Teacher and patient not a certified medical professional, I am just sharing information I was given. If you have concerns or queries, the links are above if you want to share them with your medical experts.

7 hours and 20 minutes until the opening ceremony!!!! Yay for London 2012. Go Team GB!!!

9 comments:

Mari said...

Yeah I remember my dietician telling me not to really worry about the eating and drinking thing. Though I can't drink whilst eating because it makes me immediately feel like I'm too full and need to puke. But I can drink very soon after eating and never bother waiting half an hour. Thanks for letting me know about the laser hair removal, it's definitely in my future - let me know how well it works after you've finished all the sessions. Love x

jennxaz said...

wow only 20 min to eat huh!

Lap Band Gal said...

The big one for me is the 20 min rule...I can eat A LOT if I am given more than 20 mins. So I guess it makes sense.

Tina said...

hmm weird-I pretty much had these rules from the start and I have had the band for four years. So I want to know..why is your office saying they are new? What did they say before? Is there a difference between US knowledge and UK? big Hmmm..here.

I agree with the Lap Band Gal-I did know I was supposed to eat for only 20 min but...that is usually easier said than done and I break it often :(.

xxxooo

RockBand Barbie said...

Thanks for the info Sarah! Sometimes I wish I could drink while eating, but it makes me throw up if I try to drink while eating. Oh so happy to hear about the fizzy drinks!

Michelle said...

I was wondering on the drinking and eating thing... I am having the worst time with that. I do sip ......are they saying its ok to drink and eat? I might put a ques out to see how many follow that rule and what is the point of not drinking?

CJ said...

Okay, you don't have to reply, but I keep reading here and there about gum...but haven't found an answer yet on it. What's with gum? What is the issue with gum chewing? Some people seem to think gum is not a problem, some say no gum? (Yes, I know you are not a doctor, and it is just your non-doctor response if you reply) :-) xoxo

adorkbl said...

I have been reading more and more about this. Will have to see what my surgeon thinks.

Ronnie said...

I usually only take about 20 minutes to eat, which is SUPER WEIRD, because my mother (who is also banded) always takes so freakin' long to eat... b/c she says she "needs" to eat slowly. (Which I call grazing - she only does it because she wants to be able to eat more over a longer period of time.) Gonna show her this new literature! ;)