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I am going to Vegas in 2 weeks, I’m not a drinker but I’m sure I will want to enjoy some drinking. When is it ok to drink? I had surgery 7/14

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I was told no drinking until I reach maintenance stage although they would prefer it if I never drank again.

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RNY here (so not sleeve). However, all patients (VSG and RNY) at my clinic were told to wait a year. I waited three years, but then, I never was much of a drinker. I probably have a glass of wine two or three times a year now (and I can definitely feel it after just one glass!)

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I’m not a drinker either but I’m getting married and I just can’t imagine not having a drink of some sort.. luckily I have an appointment Wednesday I will have to ask...

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On at , Pookyl said:



I was told no drinking until I reach maintenance stage although they would prefer it if I never drank again.


Is maintenance when you reached your goal weight ? I’m far from that lol

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44 minutes ago, ladyJ2198 said:

Is maintenance when you reached your goal weight ? I’m far from that lol

Yes. I’m also far off from goal weight :)

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I nursed a small gin & tonic for three hours at about 2 months at my cousin’s 40th. Then didn’t have another drink for a couple more months. I used to enjoy at least one large glass of wine, scotch or gin every night. Now I’m just not that interested. My taste buds have changed & I don’t enjoy it as much. Plus, I admit, it’s often not worth the calories. I don’t even really miss it when out socialising & if I do have a drink, I sip it for ages & often don’t finish it. My last drink was a month ago when I had three drinks over a girls’ weekend & didn’t finish one of them.

If you do decide to try a glass, go slowly, let any mixers flatten a little. And remember not to drink about 30 mins before & after eating. (It’s easy to forget when you’re partying but so very uncomfortable if you don’t wait.)

Enjoy your Vegas break.

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I'm a non-drinker so maybe I shouldn't comment on this one. Sounds to me like a test. You should only incorporate healthy foods and drinks into your diet at this point. If you go to Vegas and stick to your diet, you'll come back more confident knowing you overcame the hardest trial. For me, when others partake but I pass on Cookies, soda, or fried foods I know I'll be fine.

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Will probably get slammed for this one... But... My birthday was exactly 1 month after my sleeve and I had a drink. Just one and I mixed Vodka with Diet Cranberry. Honestly, I was surprised that I didn't want more than one since I was a somewhat heavy drinker before surgery.

It's very strange to me as someone who really enjoyed social drinking that I now prefer Water over anything else.

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I had a small glass of wine about a month and a half out. No problems whatsoever. I "Drank Drank" about 3 months out. Multiple Crowns on the rocks at Hunting camp for three straight nights. No physical problems except a small weight gain from the calories and that came right off after a couple of days. I think you'll be fine if you take it easy. Enjoy Vegas and don't get locked on the roof of Caesars Palace! :1311_thumbsup_tone2:

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I haven't yet. I normally only have a drink when I'm traveling and due to the pandemic, I haven't been anywhere!

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