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I'm just wondering...after you have surgery(VSG) and are you eating are you able to drink while your eating or do you have to eat first and drink later?????????

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30/30/30 rule per my doc.*

Stop drinking 30 min before meal.

Meal should last 30 min.

No drinking until 30 minutes after meal.

*answers will vary depending on surgeon.

OH OK....WELL I NEED TO ASK MY SURGEON....I HAVE TO GO TUESDAY AND IF HE SAYS THIS AS WELL I NEED TO GO AHEAD AND START THAT NOW BECAUSE IM SO USED TO EATING AND DRINKING TOGETHER....THANX SO MUCH FOR THAT INFO!!!!

BE BLESSED!!

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Hi there I am 6 weeks post op. My surgeon told me to follow the 30 min rule above but I am a rule breaker to the core of my being! I have tried it all, so I find that I can not eat as much if I drink up until I start eating. If I try to drink even a literal SIP of anything after I've eaten, I throw up. It's very frustrating because you get so thirsty after you eat! I carry gum or sugar free hard candy to combat the desire to drink. Good luck! :D

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Thanx ladies....I need to go ahead and start trying to get this brain of mine in the habit of doing that...I KNOW ITS NOT GOING TO BE EASY BUT IT WILL BE ALL WOR5H IT IN THE END!!!

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I also follow the 30 minute rule. If I am eating something really dry though, like chicken breast, I might take a TINY sip of Water to help me chew and swallow, but usually I am fine with no drinking during meals. It's a habit for me now.

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I also follow the 30 minute rule. If I am eating something really dry though' date=' like chicken breast, I might take a TINY sip of Water to help me chew and swallow, but usually I am fine with no drinking during meals. It's a habit for me now.[/quote']

THATS GOOD TO KNOW THAT I MAY BE ABLE TO CHEAT A LITTLE...LOL

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I also follow the 30 minute rule. If I am eating something really dry though' date=' like chicken breast, I might take a TINY sip of Water to help me chew and swallow, but usually I am fine with no drinking during meals. It's a habit for me now.[/quote']

THATS GOOD TO KNOW THAT I MAY BE ABLE TO CHEAT A LITTLE...LOL!!

BE BLESSED

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I haven't had my surgery yet but my surgeons rule is 15 mins before eating and 60 minutes after. I've been practicing and 60 minutes is really hard.

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THATS GOOD TO KNOW THAT I MAY BE ABLE TO CHEAT A LITTLE...LOL!!

BE BLESSED

You know if you cheat, you are just cheating yourself, right? If you are not going to listen to your surgeon's advice, don't whine when your weight loss slows or stalls. Or when the food comes back up.

I am always thirsty when I eat, especially when I finish. But when I was cheating with a few sips during meals, I found that I could eat more and was hungry quicker. Now I set my phone alarm for 30 min after eating and do something else. I find that the thirst passes, and by the time the alarm goes off I often forget to get something to drink.

As long as you get your liquids at other times, you really can forgo the drinking 30 min before and after meals. Try it and see if you don't eat less and remain satisfied longer.

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I had to go to countless classes, support groups and a nutritionist before the surgery, it was all ingrained in my brain before I went in. Didn't you have to jump through firey hoops like myself in order to get the surgery? I did everything in a matter of 2 months, but it was A LOT!

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I had to go to countless classes' date=' support groups and a nutritionist before the surgery, it was all ingrained in my brain before I went in. Didn't you have to jump through firey hoops like myself in order to get the surgery? I did everything in a matter of 2 months, but it was A LOT![/quote']

Well with my insurance I had to do 3 months of weight management, psych eval, sleep study, endoscopy, also had to have 2 yrs of weight history showing being iverweight, and an ekg..I go on Tuesday for my 2nd weight management class. Afte that I have one more weight management class and my ekg. My dr told surgery should be in October...so Yes I had to go through alot as well. I wish mine could of been done in 2 months. More like 4 or 5 for me!!!

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You know if you cheat, you are just cheating yourself, right? If you are not going to listen to your surgeon's advice, don't whine when your weight loss slows or stalls. Or when the food comes back up.

I am always thirsty when I eat, especially when I finish. But when I was cheating with a few sips during meals, I found that I could eat more and was hungry quicker. Now I set my phone alarm for 30 min after eating and do something else. I find that the thirst passes, and by the time the alarm goes off I often forget to get something to drink.

As long as you get your liquids at other times, you really can forgo the drinking 30 min before and after meals. Try it and see if you don't eat less and remain satisfied longer.

YEP!

There's a reason for this. Eating fills you up, and the 'full feeling' especially after the sleeve, causes a satiety response and makes you not hungry. liquid with the meal makes the food pass out of the stomach too quickly.

This is one rule you want to follow, IMHO!!!

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I've been told the 30 minutes before and after rule as well. I recently went to a WLS support group and saw a demonstration explaining why....it's about being feeling satiated and prolonging how long the food stays in your stomach to keep you full longer.

The demonstration included a bottle, funnel, and applesauce......the funnel was put over the bottle (the funnel represented your stomach) and applesauce went through it very slowly...remember we need to chew our food to applesauce consistency....they added a little bit of Water, and the applesauce came running out..

So, if we're drinking while eating, we will need more food to keep us satisfied and not feel hunger....possibly resulting in eating more that we should.

That may simplify things a bit.....but seeing it as a visual was memorable.....HTH

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