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Even though it is ingrained in our brain that carbonation is the devil, I tailgated today with some friends and had a diet coke and some Jack Daniels. I poured a little bit of the soda in a cup to sip to see if there were any adverse effects, I didn't have any. I nursed that drink over the course of an hour and was ok, nothing happened. I almost feel guilty for doing it. I am about six months post of and one pound away from my personal goal. I kind of am still scared of food but I am trying to overcome that.

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Did the air bubbles from the coke make you feel full or bloated?

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1 hour ago, 2shea said:

Did the air bubbles from the coke make you feel full or bloated?

No, not really. Then again I took small sips.

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Carbonation will stretch your new smaller stomach so you will go back to your pre surgery size/habits. If you want a coke make it flat first.

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4 minutes ago, tedsmom said:

Carbonation will stretch your new smaller stomach so you will go back to your pre surgery size/habits. If you want a coke make it flat first.

That is not something every surgeon or program believes

http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/drinking-soda-after-wls-debunking-the-myth

http://drmatthewweiner.com/bariatric-surgery-myths/

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2 hours ago, sillykitty said:

As long as you tolerated it, you should be fine. Thank you for the reports. There are so many opinions that seeing the black and white print really helps.

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I stopped dringing diet pepsi after I was hospitalized for a pulmanary embolism in Feb of 2017. And while my nutritionist discourages them, she said Icould have one if I wanted. However, in my case the diet soda greatly increased my urge to eat. So I'm in no hurry to go back to them.

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I have a small glass of Sprite zero almost every night, and I am 5 months out. I have no pain or weird feeling from it, but it does make me burp if I dont let it sit out for a minute, lol.

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So, yay! You have found how easy it can be to slip into bad habits just one pound shy of your goal.

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7 minutes ago, Screwballski said:

So, yay! You have found how easy it can be to slip into bad habits just one pound shy of your goal.

Or now that he has practically reached maintenance, he is figuring out how he will navigate life, eating and drinking going forward. Is a drink at a tailgate something that should never be allowed ever post WLS?

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15 minutes ago, Screwballski said:

So, yay! You have found how easy it can be to slip into bad habits just one pound shy of your goal.

So yay! I thought this was a judgement free site. Silly me for thinking I wasn’t going to get condescending comments. If you were actually paying attention I am actually one pound below my goal. But thanks for your input

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I drink beer wine and bourbon and no problems and no regrets. I exercise a lot to make up for it n

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Would do anything for a delicious McDonald’s fountain Diet Coke mmmmm!!! Too scared to try though

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