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    Default Re: What about drinking alcohol after the sleeve?

    I know giving up on alcohol for a long while may seem to be a lot! trust me all I can think about lately is having a frozen margarita or even a cold beer (and I hate beer) but the sacrifice is well worth it...I have become a stronger person I think
    I would advice you all to try to keep away from alcohol as much and as longer as you can. My life and entertainment also revolves around dining out and going for drinks and watching everybody around me drinking and eating sometimes doesn't make it easier, but I have been out with the eating/drinking crowd and I have been able to make it so I know all of you can!
    Remember we are all in this to make a permanent change in our lives.
    And on top of everything I don't think my new stomach is able to even fit in a full drink. Right now I am only able to eat/drink about 4 ounces at the time (and I feel so so full after that)
    About options, what works for me is I ask for a fruit punch or juice (light or no sugar added) "on the rocks" LOL, and I play with that the whole night and people don't even realize I am not drinking. And I don't even talk about not being able to drink to anybody around me, people will always try to convince you to have only one or just a sip.


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    Default Re: What about drinking alcohol after the sleeve?

    Hi All

    My doctor never said anything about not drinking, so I never really worried about it, he is of the opinion do everything in moderation. I am nearly 2 years post op. First post I have the odd drink or two, wine tends to hit me alot faster than it used to and I prefer to stick with vodka and soda (the bubbles make me drink less).


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    Big boy, with my job I cant have anything on my record so a DUI is outta the question, plus I would never drive anyways even after one drink I wont drive. But the half a shot didn't kill me and it didn't get me buzzed or anything so I guess it was alright. But come New Years I will have a sip or 2 of somthing without bubbles, no tequilla though (which was my drink of choice).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thtzmsprincess2U View Post
    Big boy, with my job I cant have anything on my record so a DUI is outta the question, plus I would never drive anyways even after one drink I wont drive.
    I was just joking.
    I drive for a living & take the whole DUI thing very seriously, If I ever got one it would destroy my career.
    So I would never do it, yet I've never heard about someone with a job sitting at a desk dispatching people not being able to have a DUI.
    Heck you could be taking the bus or walking to work.. ( dont see why it would matter, but thats a company issue I suppose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thtzmsprincess2U View Post
    But come New Years I will have a sip or 2 of somthing without bubbles, no tequilla though (which was my drink of choice).
    Kinda makes me smile, That I'll be able to enjoy this X-Mas & new years being my surgery is not till mid Jan.
    ( Note to self, go get some eggnog today. )

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    I wouldn't ever tell anyone to go against what their personal doctor advised them, I can only tell you of my own experiences. My Doctor never said I couldn't have any alcohol. I had my surgery Oct. 11th. On Dec. 16th me and my girlfriend went to a Mexican restraunt, I didnt eat anything but a few chips and salsa. While she ate her meal, I had two margaritas. Sometime in early November I was drinking rum and coke zero. Didn't get drunk, but was feeling pretty good. I've also had crown and 7up sometime since my surgery as well. It didn't have any negative affect on me at all. It did hit me faster though. I think it has to do with not eating when Im gonna drink.



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    Default Re: What about drinking alcohol after the sleeve?

    Wow, I hadn't even thought about what life after the surgery would be like with alcohol.... or without. I don't really do a lot of drinking unless out socially but that will still be a major change to prepare for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishes View Post
    Wow, I hadn't even thought about what life after the surgery would be like with alcohol.... or without. I don't really do a lot of drinking unless out socially but that will still be a major change to prepare for.
    With the sleeve unlike the by-pass you can still drink if you want too.
    Of course you probably wont need to drink as much due to the fact that your eating much less the buzz will probably come on sooner.
    ( Of course drinking is liquid calories though )

    I'm staying away from drink until my vacation this summer then I'll enjoy & then probably get back on the wagon again for my health & weight loss. ( one in the same. )
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    Default Re: What about drinking alcohol after the sleeve?

    I quizzed the nutritionist about this specifically as I also enjoy my alcohol and these were the general guidelines she gave me. Never alcohol before three months as it could affect your incision. Avoid carbonated beverages- beer, and cokes mixed with alcohol. They could stretch out your stomach again over time. Avoid things high in sugar such as fruity drinks. Alcohol already has sugar, so don't add more to it. Don't drink a lot or frequently as it will slow your weight loss down. It is empty calories. Be careful how much you drink as it will hit you harder and faster. If you try to drink as much as you used to, you could end up dancing on tables (lol, sounds like fun to me). But seriously, be careful- you don't want alcohol poisoning. She even provided a couple of suggestions. Drink darker red wines instead of sweet whites or blushes. They have less sugar and more health benefits. Keep packets of sugar free Hawian Punch with you and then order ice water and a shot of vodka to mix with it. I hope you guys find this info as helpful as I did.
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    Default Re: What about drinking alcohol after the sleeve?

    I enjoy a margharita or a glass of wine from time to time. I heard you had to wait a year to drink alcohol, so I'm going to enjoy it for now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglife View Post
    I enjoy a margharita or a glass of wine from time to time. I heard you had to wait a year to drink alcohol, so I'm going to enjoy it for now.
    They told me 6 to 9 months.
    I'm sure some will tell you a year to be part poopers.
    They want you to loose weight & adult drinks are BAD for weight loss.
    Sleeve operation date was Jan 18 2011
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