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when can i start eating and drinking at the same time after gastric sleeve surgery?

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I can drink before food now, but still have a big restriction so sometimes its hours till I can drink afterwards.

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when can i start eating and drinking at the same time after gastric sleeve surgery?

Lifetime rule.

I just spoke to someone last week who had the size of his stomach checked because he gained back all his weight. He was sure he stretched it out. He had the surgery over 15 years ago. It was not stretched out. They told him it is because he washes the food out by drinking with his meal.

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While you’re losing it best to keep to the 30 mins before & after rule. After you may not have to wait as long just like you may be able to have more than just sips. But how long & how much is very much an individual thing.

I can have a couple of slow sips up to about 5 minutes before I eat. If I do more than that my restriction kicks in & that stops me eating. It’s the same if I sip straight after or do more than 2 good swallows at a time when not eating - uncomfortable tightness in my chest.

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Basically you can't meaning you will physically not be able to do it. In saying that some people can, I can take small sips during directly after eating but any more I get uncomfortable. I can't eat while in a moving car after eating I get bad wind and have to burp myself lol. I can sip while eating nibble food and I can have cake with a coffee but that's not a great idea calorie wise.

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Good question my Dr has me drinking a hr before each meal

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I follow the rule of thumb to be on the safe side. I wait to eat 30 minutes after Water intake and 30 minutes after eating. After each chew I wait 30 seconds before I take the next bite. So far so good.

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