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Yes I do. I drink a lot less, my limit is probably a glass and a half.

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yes. I had my first glass at least two years out of surgery - and I have a glass maybe three or four times a year. I can feel it pretty strongly after just one glass. Alcoholism runs in my family, so I've always been very careful with alcohol - but now I'm even more so since I know that's a risk of WLS.

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Yes i drink - Love my vodka and Gatoraide, However it does takes it toll on you, I feel like hell if i over due it and for sure realize it is not a good thing! As for the empty calories i do not care i am trying to get calories in

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I had surgery in November. I will be travelling this summer, and part of my meals on this trip I will be offered wine with them. While I thought I should always defer, especially since I am less than a year post op... my nutritionist said a little will be fine by then. I seriously wouldn't even consider wine during weight loss mode. Don't need ANY empty calories. But i am almost to maintenance mode. And by summer I WILL be in maintenance mode. Plus my trip is a walking trip... I am literally walking across Northern Spain. During that time, carbs won't matter! But I still will only have a few sips here and there. No reason to go to bad habits after taking such a drastic step to lose weight. So... a little here and there is fine, but be careful you don't undo all your hard work! And also beware: after surgery, many people report their tolerance level is much lower, and people get "tipsy" a lot faster!

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I didn't have any wine for two months after GS and have discovered that by adding back at least a glass of red wine at dinnertime I have had no tolerance issues at all...in fact haven't felt it at all. That being said, they are pretty empty calories and I'll be giving it up again for Lent.

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On 2/22/2020 at 2:34 PM, imaginegirl said:

I’ve had 1 glass since my surgery in 2018. My tolerance is so super low now that I was seriously buzzed after less than a quarter of my glass. After about 30 minutes the buzz was gone and I drank a little bit more but definitely pace yourself.

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6 hours ago, momof3_angels said:

Plus my trip is a walking trip... I am literally walking across Northern Spain. During that time, carbs won't matter! But I still will only have a few sips here and there. No reason to go to bad habits after taking such a drastic step to lose weight. So... a little here and there is fine, but be careful you don't undo all your hard work! And also beware: after surgery, many people report their tolerance level is much lower, and people get "tipsy" a lot faster!

What a fun trip! Enjoy.

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Well, I'll be honest. I drink a bottle and a half of wine a night. I told my psych and now I'm worried that I'll be refused the surgery. I've read that the doctors might consider alcoholism to be a dealbreaker.

I decided to go to AA meetings to try to stop, if that's worth anything as far as surgery goes.

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It’s a definite deal breaker. Alcohol has tons of sugar and turns directly into fat. It is likely that without giving up the wine (temporarily) you will be rejected for the surgery. I sip wine from time to tone now but my tolerance is so low now. A quarter glass gets me pretty drunk lol Good luck.

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40 minutes ago, JennyFrom_TheBlock said:

It’s a definite deal breaker. Alcohol has tons of sugar and turns directly into fat. It is likely that without giving up the wine (temporarily) you will be rejected for the surgery. I sip wine from time to tone now but my tolerance is so low now. A quarter glass gets me pretty drunk lol Good luck.

I would definitely give up drinking for the surgery.

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On 2/28/2020 at 5:03 PM, imaginegirl said:

Well, I'll be honest. I drink a bottle and a half of wine a night. I told my psych and now I'm worried that I'll be refused the surgery. I've read that the doctors might consider alcoholism to be a dealbreaker.

I decided to go to AA meetings to try to stop, if that's worth anything as far as surgery goes.

I'm preop as well and alcohol has also been a problem for me over the past few years. I drink about the same amount as what you've stated here.

For me, I see my upcoming ESG as a chance to reset my lifestyle. Not just post-op, but starting from right now (and the ESG giving the opportunity to make the best of this second chance).

Not many people get a second chance, so I'll make the best of it I can.

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8 minutes ago, Jon7z said:

I'm preop as well and alcohol has also been a problem for me over the past few years. I drink about the same amount as what you've stated here.

For me, I see my upcoming ESG as a chance to reset my lifestyle. Not just post-op, but starting from right now (and the ESG giving the opportunity to make the best of this second chance).

Not many people get a second chance, so I'll make the best of it I can.

That's how I look at surgery...as a reset, a tool to help me get on the right track.

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