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    I am amazed/shocked of how many sleeved people still drink carbonated drinks.

    Every piece of material I have from my doctor says No Carbonated drinks. It could actually rupture your sleeve.

    Does someone have literature that refutes this or says that soda is permissible?

    But more importantly why does anyone after knowing that if even if there is a remote possibility of complications still attempt to drink it?


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    I was told that it would, over time stretch the sleeve after the healing process. Don't think I don't still want a Mountain Dew or Diet Sundrop. Sure do, but I have accomplished too much good to risk it all by drinking anything carbonated.



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    Red face Re: Carbonated drinks

    The books frOm my dr say no carbonation for one year. It can't rupture your pouch except in your first three weeks post op. But it will stretch out your pouch. I used tp drink 4 liters of diet Pepsi per day, but now that I'm 6.5 mos out, I really don't miss it. I've had 2 tiny sips since surgery, and on both occasions, I spit it out, as it distance even taste good. I hope the hot summer days don't make me crave it. And ifthey do, I hope it still tastes yucky to me. I have no desire/intention to go back!
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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    Good for you both. I was hoping to hear from someone that is back to drinking sodas as they have stated in other threads.

    Good luck to you both on your continued and future success.


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    Diet Mountain Dew is one thing that will be hard to give up and drinking out of a straw. Little by little, I am trying to wean off both by next week.

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    Hi, I am six months out and I have tried diet soda if it has any carbonation in it its uncomfortable after a sip or two but even without the bubbles it just doesn't appeal to me anymore and I had been drinking 3 liters a day of diet soda pre op and had been exclusively drinking diet soda for 40 years.

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    I have only had a sip here and there. I have no desire to drink it, just have a taste every now now and again. The only thing I like about it is the fact it makes me burp cause I have heartburn regularly.


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    Well its one of the things that i still drink, i cant drink a full can and will never try to, but I had my surg back in july i am not perfect, i have had no issues with loosing weight, its all about moderation now, i dont get to the place where i have so much of anything that i feel sick, my dietition told me it was only 3 months that i would not be able to eat normal foods, i am back to eating normal, well so much healthier, but if i am out i just keep the amounts i have controlled.. its not always my drink of coice but sometmes i like the fizz.



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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    I have kicked the Coke Zero habit. I tried it on two different occasions since my surgery, and couldn't drink more than a couple of ounces. It was between meals, so I don't think I stretched my sleeve or hurt it in any way...I just wasn't comfortable with the bubbles any more. If I don't need it/don't crave it, why bother? Who needs all that artificial stuff anyway?
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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    I love seltzer water and I'm drinking tons of it now before having surgery.

    But in doing some research I found that yes, you may have a carbonated beverage however, it is recommend that patients wait until the Regular Diet Stage to begin carbonated beverages. By this time, patients are more familiar with the limitations of their stomach pouch, and will better estimate how they will react to carbonated ingestion. Carbonation will not enlarge the stomach pouch, nor will it cause a gastric band to slip. It may, however, cause significant pain, gas, and bloating if taken too quickly. Just go slowly at first, and be careful!


    All time highest weight: 377 lbs.
    Sleeved (with some minor complications) June 13th 2011 - I weighed 295 lbs!
    Since my surgery I have loss: 85lbs


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    @msdw59 I am not sure where you got your facts regarding carbonation because there are no definitive long term studies yet on this matter, but they have enough preliminary data that shows through GI x-rays soda expands the pouch much greater than a large meal and repeated occurrences will lead to stretching the sleeve.

    The bigger point is, why even go down a path that may lead to complications. We have all made poor choices that got us to this point, when does it hit home that we have lost those luxuries. I think it is a small sacrifice for a new life.


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    Facts provided by:

    Dr. Monash, Tuson AZ
    The Weight Loss Diet Book - that states that there is no definitive study to say that carbonated beverages causes an expansion of the stomach. What is found is that the liquid doesn't stay in the stomach to cause any expansion.

    What most doctors are really trying to make us do is to stay away from sugary drinks which are high in calories.

    It's always better to drink pure water, but and occasional sip of a sugar free carbonated soda besides the bloating that is sometimes accompanied with painful gas; that seems to be the only downside.

    So, I'm thinking an occassional sip of a carbonated drink is not going to cause long term harm.


    All time highest weight: 377 lbs.
    Sleeved (with some minor complications) June 13th 2011 - I weighed 295 lbs!
    Since my surgery I have loss: 85lbs


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    It only took one bite of the forbidden fruit......


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    Ah but Jesus died for our sins.


    All time highest weight: 377 lbs.
    Sleeved (with some minor complications) June 13th 2011 - I weighed 295 lbs!
    Since my surgery I have loss: 85lbs


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    Default Re: Carbonated drinks

    So what you are implying is that although we all made a series of bad choices that lead us to various stages of morbid obesity, that now that we are "reborn" with our sleeve surgery we can go forth and live with no consequence of repeating our sins.

    There is a reason why the Lap Band and bypass are massive failures due to re-incorporating bad habits. I hope to assume that we all know ourselves well enough that we can't handle the occasional straying from our diet otherwise this forum wouldn't exist. I don't believe in enabling people to feel okay with their poor decisions. This surgery should be the last resort but once again people will find away to cheat and the cycle repeats.

    So enjoy your soda and if you succeed in spite of that, well kudos to you, otherwise let me know what the next surgery option will be.

    Good luck


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