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I was told absolutely no carbonated beverages ever. As a Diet Pepsi junkie, this has been the hardest thing to let go of. I won't be banded until the 28th, but I've gone ahead and given this up now. I don't want to put myself through major surgery to just go and stretch my pouch and ruin the entire purpose for the band. I was also told no caffeine...but there seems to be no hard and fast rule on that one when I read the boards.

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I haven't been banded yet either, but I started on Crystal Light, and it's AWESOME!! I used to have a coke a day..which even for me every now and then again I like to have. But there are so many varieties in the Crystal Light, I feel like I am drinking healthier anyway.

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My doctor said none for 2 months after you get your band.

I'm not a big drinker of pop.....but I have drank Diet Coke and other diet drinks from time to time since I've got my band with no problems, maybe just a little gas pressure from drinking it to fast but no big deal.

Good Luck! :rolleyes:

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Hey as far as the soda goes i was just banded 8/12. while my eating habits have deffinatly changed my dr said it was ok to have some soda or even cabonated beverages you may just get gassy - which i have pleanty of wish i could let out a big belch ( how ladylike ) the soda merely travels thru your band just like Water dosnt stretch out the band or your pouch i think you just need to see what is best for you - i am also enjoying water crystal light and ice tea caffeine doesnt bother me either. I think with gastric bypass there are alot more restrictions however i believe the diet soda is ok, within reason

being banded is uncomfortable at first but i am learning to live with my new self. I am so glad i did it !!!! :rolleyes:

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Hi. My doctor said no sodas ever again after being banded. I am not banded yet, but thankfully, I don't drink a lot of soda anyway.

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I was told absolutely no carbonated drinks also, but I can have caffine. There is a type of Crystal Light that has caffine in it, and I love those. I was addicted to soda before I got banded too, but I gave them up before my surgery and I really haven't missed them.

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My doctor said none for 2 months after you get your band.

I'm not a big drinker of pop.....but I have drank Diet Coke and other diet drinks from time to time since I've got my band with no problems, maybe just a little gas pressure from drinking it to fast but no big deal.

Good Luck! :rolleyes:

good to know!! :biggrin:

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Hey as far as the soda goes i was just banded 8/12. while my eating habits have deffinatly changed my dr said it was ok to have some soda or even cabonated beverages you may just get gassy - which i have pleanty of wish i could let out a big belch ( how ladylike ) the soda merely travels thru your band just like Water dosnt stretch out the band or your pouch i think you just need to see what is best for you - i am also enjoying water crystal light and ice tea caffeine doesnt bother me either. I think with gastric bypass there are alot more restrictions however i believe the diet soda is ok, within reason

being banded is uncomfortable at first but i am learning to live with my new self. I am so glad i did it !!!! :rolleyes:

Great to hear! I have something to look forward to :biggrin:...I don't think I will regret it this time..(unlike the first time which I put off).

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I was banded 2 1/2 years ago, I drink reg soda. I have never had a problem just don't drink a ton. I probably didn't have any for the first couple of months.

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Hi Susie. My doctor told me that it was OK to have soda's. But he said to drink Coke Zero or Sprite Zero. He also said to pour it over ice first and let it sit for afew minutes to let the fizz settle. Haven't had any problems so far. Good Luck :rolleyes:

Stephanie

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You what's really good? Try mixing one lemon crystal light package with one fruit punch package, add twice the amount of Water. It tastes so good. In fact, I am enjoying a glass now!!

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I was asking the same question myself. I was told that anything with carbonation is a BIG NO NO. I even ask if I shook it up to make it go flat if I could drink it and still a big no no. Try the G2 from Gatorade. I tried it for the first time tonight (fruit punch flavored), I love it. Maybe you will too.

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They say you shouldn't because it can expand the stomach. I will have an occasional sip here and there but I've done really well to stay away from it. My new addiction is crystal light. They say you can have that. Good luck. Kim T.

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This may sound silliy but does cyrstal ligh con in a can? My amily and I collect alluimium cans to save money or trips and to recycle...I don't wanna stop that if I can. Or any other drinks that are not soda con in cans?

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