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Soda pop & coffee post-surgery?

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My Dr. tells me that after my lap band, I will not be able to have coffee or soda pop. But, I've been to suppport meetings and seen people who have had surgery drinking both. Anyone have any further information or experience about this?

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I started drinking coffee and diet drinks about 9 months out. My dr said the same, but that is one thing I can't give up!!!

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I drink sprite to settle stomach, and also drink coffee once in a while.. not daily though. Janie

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Well, the soda isn't recommended because it could dilate the pouch and could cause slips. Some drs. say ok, some say no. My dr. says no. As far as coffee, my dr. says it is fine w/ him. Caffeine can stimulate the appetite, coffee is acidic and can leech calcium out of the bones in large amounts and is a diuretic. But I still have coffee, not everyday, am not dead yet.

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Soda makes my pouch pissed.Not worth it to me...I have sipped at a Sprite when very desperate...but I have only been desperate twice in 2 1/2 years.

Coffee...It was my first liquid offered to me in the HOSPITAL when I got out of Recovery...Coffee and myself remain great friends to this day and I see no end to our friendship anytime soon.I am also freezing all the time(yes even in the sub tropics of south Florida) and the coffee warms me up..my hands anyway.

Follow your Dr.s orders, as I do not have a lap -band.

Best wishes~

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Lab-band might be different, but with bypass, soda is not recommended. Many of us drink coffee.

In reality, nobody needs pop, so why not this time to quit it!

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how much water can you drink? i carry ice water with me everywhere. will the water wash the food out of the stomach pouch with lap band? i've heard low acid coffee is best. can you reccommend one?

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I have the lap band so it is a totally different beast then the RNY, but I drink 2 quarts of water per day. I don't drink coffee everyday though. I don't drink when I eat unless it is in a scenario where it is 7:00 at night I'm having dinner and didn't get my water in for the day.

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I drink both with no problems but the only soda that works for me is diet Mt. Dew and I waited until i was 15 months out before I tried either.

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For What It's Worth:

I was drinking 6-8 cans of Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi/Coke a day... gave it up cold turkey a month ago. With NO OTHER changes to my diet, I lost 5.5 pounds!

I was very addicted, but KNEW it had to go... so - scratch that off my list: DONE! :o

Toony

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I never was much for soda--- couldn't handle the carbonation, so that wasn't an issue. Now, going without my morning 22oz cup of coffee is another story!! I've switched over to de-caf just so I can still enjoy the taste and the warm liquid in the morning to help me 'get goin'.

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As others have noted. Coffee-The caffinated kind is a BIG no no. It really does hurt your body. Our doctors still say that we have to drink at least 64 oz od water, Thats right pure clean water every day. I feel pop adn caffeine are just minor problems but now htat I have my life back I can live with out. before surgery I used to drink at least 2 2liter bottles of diet coke. I am convinced that that is a real problem and it affected by body in so many unseen ways.

Since surgery. It is a mazing of how many people really do drink pop. adn Even diet pop and notice how big epople still are. I truly think there is a link between pop and obesity. I thnk I will goggle this for a study adn bring the results back to here.

When I was on a pre-op fast for 6 weeks, I tried to drink 120 oz of water and with the bariatric food I consumed, I lost 84 lbs. the doctors have never witnessed anything like this. In fact on doctor tooko me to the scal herself to really weigh me a again. I think I lost 27 pounds in one week. I am sure it was all that diet pop I consumed.:cool:

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If that was the case, and you were able to lose that kind of weight.. why would you have had gastric bypass surgery? Janie

As others have noted. Coffee-The caffinated kind is a BIG no no. It really does hurt your body. Our doctors still say that we have to drink at least 64 oz od water, Thats right pure clean water every day. I feel pop adn caffeine are just minor problems but now htat I have my life back I can live with out. before surgery I used to drink at least 2 2liter bottles of diet coke. I am convinced that that is a real problem and it affected by body in so many unseen ways.

Since surgery. It is a mazing of how many people really do drink pop. adn Even diet pop and notice how big epople still are. I truly think there is a link between pop and obesity. I thnk I will goggle this for a study adn bring the results back to here.

When I was on a pre-op fast for 6 weeks, I tried to drink 120 oz of water and with the bariatric food I consumed, I lost 84 lbs. the doctors have never witnessed anything like this. In fact on doctor tooko me to the scal herself to really weigh me a again. I think I lost 27 pounds in one week. I am sure it was all that diet pop I consumed.:cool:

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If I could have lost 87 pounds before surgery I wouldn't have had surgery either!

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Paige, Janie, keep in mind when Gastric Jerry started his weight loss journy, he was at 550 pounds.

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Paige, Janie, keep in mind when Gastric Jerry started his weight loss journy, he was at 550 pounds.

Actually Luna- I was way over 550 lbs. I dont even want to guess my highest weight> All I know was I was miserable!

Just a Public Service Announcement. We had snacks at our meeting last night...they were samples of high protein snacks, Yummy! :D:p:cool:

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I saw no stats on how much Jerry weighed prior. I just saw a huge weight loss in a short time and with all my misery wondered why would a person do that if they could lose the weight like that? But the weight that you were I understand now. Janie

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Hello I used to drink 2ltrs a day of diet coke before my op 8 days ago

I have had to go cold turkey and boy it was hard but I am hoping now I have done it thats it I am also never going to have chocolate again as that is also my huge problem.

Making the choice is half the battle keeping to it is the other half :)

For me this is hope that with the lap band I am now going to be able to start my life again and get out and see the world before it passes me by lol

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I sit here actually sipping on a Diet Coke as I read this...

My first "straight" coke since my surgery. But I've had it for 30 minutes already and have only sipped maybe 2 ounces or so.

I have only had coke two other times, both so watered down, they could no longer be called coke.

I definately don't plan on drinking a coke everyday, or even every month...I just had a taste for one today :)

Edited to say I didn't have lap-band, but all of us WLS should put our two cents in :)

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I love my coffee-and my Dr. says it's fine. I'm not giving it up-for me works as appitite control-I'm already on my 3rd cup this morning. Soda, however, you can keep it-I probably had maybe 1/2 cup since my surgery.

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I love coffee. Always have. I asked my Dr about it, and he said coffee was just fine. Day after surgery they gave me tea. Tea is really popular in Mexico, as this is where I was banded. I typically drink 4-6 cups of coffee a day. I really like the taste.

Anyways I also drink my water, minimum of 64oz if I dont drink my water, I dont get my coffee....:-) that is how I justify it to myself as kind of a reward.

As far as carbonation. It is terrible for you. I love beer. I love every different flavor of beer. Unfortunatly beer is carbonated, and carbonation settles in small quantity like sipping it over a 30 to 45 minute period, I wouldnt drink the beer because of the carbonation, so I sought alternatives. I drank guiness, but still a little more than I like, so I started making my own, and leaving the priming sugar out, no carbonation. Now I have to focus on not drinking too much, as it may be carbonation-less its not calorie free. :-( So I focus on my goals and drink one carbonationless beer a week, and call myself satisfied. Although if drinking the beer each week throws off my losing streak ( standard weightloss LB's per week ) I would stop drinking beer cold turkey. One thing I noticed, after surgery I was drinking lots of juices, especially cranberry cocktail. I wasnt losing much, so I adjusted my diet, and stopped the juices and focused on water, and protein, and I started really losing. I wonder if others have run into this?

Well, thats my 2 cents, I am glad I have lost 62 LBs since September, and that is what really matters. Keep the goals, and keep on losing. :-)

Paul

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I've never tried soda since surgery, and don't plan to. There was one time, about 6 months out...I tried a few sips of my friends gin and tonic..I was in major pain for about an hour after...never again....no carbonation for me. As for Starbucks, I'm hooked. I drink decaf or 1/2 caf, but still, love the stuff! I don't drink nearly enough water...I've been thinking I need to step up the water consumption....so, my goal is to drink less bucks and more water!!! ;)

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I simply adore diet dr pepper...

I'm having the gastric bypass...all soda is a no no forever? or just post op for a set period of time?

I probably know this answer, I just dont want to accept it. :)

I think I'll have to keep my coffee, the withdrawals will be killer.

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I can't speak with much experience as I'm just now 3 days out from the banding. But - the eve after my surgery, I coerced one of the nurses into making me a fresh pot of coffee. I had two cups worth! The next morning, the new nurse wasn't going to give me a cup, so I had to convince my doc's PA that my stomach was "up to it".

I will say that so far I've cut my coffee intake in half.

My doc claims that any carbonated drink will cause me trouble from now on -- so I am getting used to substituting with Lipton Diet Green tea with Citrus. Not too bad actually.

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Subject: Water or Coke?

This is really an eye opener: Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before...

WATER:

1. Seventy-five percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking five glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

9. Drinking any other beverage does not count for your quota of water. You still need at least eight 8-oz glasses per day -- more if you're a large person.

And now for the properties of COKE:

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca- Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil. The drippings mix with the Coke, which gives you a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains.

9. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

FYI:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8 (normal pH is 7.0). It will dissolve a nail in about

four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) commercial trucks must use the Hazardous material placards reserved for Highly-Corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is: would you like a Coke or a glass of water? Have a great day and share this with others.

I THOUGHT THIS WAS PRETTY NEAT

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