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I'm now in my 7th month from my mini gastric bypass surgery

What i want to know is it safe to drink zero sugar coca-cola??

And if not what do you think about carboniate drinks???

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Carbonated drinks are really not a good idea at all. I've been warned that they can cause stomach leakage and even tear at the surgical staples. I will be giving up soda, beer, and sugar once I am post-op. I am operating on the principle that I should never go back to these kinds of foods again. We have to remember that WLS is a tool that helps with one part of the equation - it isn't the total answer.

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I get what you mean [emoji4]
What i meant is ( can i drink them once in a while? ) once a month

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Just now, MrsVampire said:

I get what you mean [emoji4]
What i meant is ( can i drink them once in a while? ) once a month

Were I you, I would just go without. The risk of complications is just too high for so small a reward.

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Yeah i think you're right guess i should kiss them goodbye forever [emoji23][emoji23]

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The conventional advice is to give up carbonation forever. Some people bend this rule and get away with it. Some end up with problems...regain...etc. My doc said in a seminar that if you want a carbonated drink once in an absolute blue moon....try to keep it under 4 ounces and don't do it more often than a couple times a month. (you're not gonna die or sabotage yourself by having a glass of champagne at a wedding, or half a small coke a couple times a year).

Best advice is to avoid it...cause it leads back to bad habits and can potentially stretch your pouch (some controversy there, too)

It's a judgement call. I'm going to try to give it up forever cause I love carbonation and it would be very easy for me to over indulge over time. So far, I'm drinking my Mio and doing ok.

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Yeah, I think this is an old wives tale. My surgeon (and many others I've read and heard from) agree that stretching your pouch is a myth. They've told me even over eating too much junk even when I feel like I want to die from pain won't stretch it, carbonation certainly won't do a thing. The only way you can burst your pouch is if you do these things before you're fully healed (4 weeks).

I drink sparkling Water all the time. Both of my parents (3 months and 3 years out) drink diet soda like water, haha. No issues. I personally believe that research shows artificial sweeteners are harmful so I avoid them, but it's not because of the carbonation.

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Most Dr's recommend that you don't drink soda. I think it isn't good all around. I didn't miss it at first but...watching my hubby drink his diet Root Beer and watching those coke commercials I kind of drool. LOl But I haven't had not 1 sip since before my RNY. Over 4 years. I have found drinks that aren't made with carbonation. For me it isn't that important. I drink Diet Citrus Tea and diet Snapple.

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I wouldn't mess with anything carbonated, personally although I have had relatives tell me that they know someone who drinks that stuff and they're all fine and dandy....

Nope. Not doing it.

#SuperCaliHellNoisticRejectMegaNopeness.

Hw-273
Sw-226
CW-143
GW-130
Size- 4 or 6, Small in sweats. Small in shirts. depends on how it's cut or made.
Bra Size- 38D

Surgery Date- April 26th, 2017
RNY
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