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3 hours ago, crystaldawn81 said:

I was told by my dietician that carbonated drinks will stretch the sleeve.

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I heard Dr. Now say that on My 600lb life too.

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I felt like I'd read that, too, but someone posted here that it couldn't stretch your stomach.

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I gave up carbonated drinks many years ago because of the gas (terrible hiccups & aggregated my reflux) & the calories. I only drank soda, tonic or mineral Water (& wine, gin & scotch 😁). I didn’t miss other carbonated drinks. Now, I only have tonic or soda, which I let flatten a bit, the rare times I have gin.

I agree with the studies about artificial sweeteners @s@ssen@ch mentioned. Artificial sweeteners don’t do anything to stop your desire for sweet things because they provide you with the same sweet hit just with much fewer calories.

Sugar has addictive qualities as does the caffeine in many carbonated drinks. That’s what you’re likely missing @Heather13 not the Diet Coke itself.

For me, this process has been perfect to cut out, reduce or limit my intake of things like sugar, carbs, alcohol, etc. All the things that contributed to my weight gain & inability to lose & maintain loss in the past.

You’ll notice for every person that says they can eat or drink something or can or can’t do something after their surgery, you’ll find someone who doesn’t or can’t. Remember, we’re all different & have different experiences on this program. One of the big learnings is discovering what works for you & brings you success.

I’ve very much appreciated the suggestions, advice & stories people posted on these threads & through trial & error I’m working out my what helps me & brings me success.

Good luck.

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Arabesque, thank you for sharing that. Your perspective is helpful. You had your sleeve surgery about a year before I had mine, so it's nice to be able to read what you and others have done. This site has been extremely helpful.

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I have been craving a carbonated beverage for a while now. I am six weeks out from a gastric sleeve. After Talking with the doctor he said that at first you want to avoid it due to damage to your incision on your stomach. After you are healed though if you want to drink carbonated things like Perrier or san-pelligrino, drinks that are zero calories but carbonated, that it is okay. The issue with Diet soda's is that they are nothing but chemicals and you don't want those type of things in your body. you want to stick to good healthy natural foods. As far as the stretching of the stomach , I was told and have read that is a myth. endoscopy of patients years after surgery show that the stomach is the same size.

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