Beer after gastric bypass
Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:25 AM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:32 AM
My hubby had gastric bypass in 2010 and after a year decided to try a beer. He's had no issues with it as long as he drinks it slowly so as not to build up too much gas. It doesn't take much to get a buzz though and he only drinks 1 or 2 tops on a weekend evening.
I don't care for beer myself and stick to the occasional glass of wine, which I can tolerate just fine.
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:40 AM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:01 PM
I've come to the conclusion that if you are going to drink, you may as well accept the fact that you may not reach your goal in a timely fashion. Period.
I've had a few cocktails over the last year and I know that had I not had them I would be further along. It's useless, empty calories that do absolutely nothing for our health. I gave it up and don't miss it. My weight loss picked back up after giving it up, too.
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:39 PM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:58 PM
Some people handle it better than others. Carbonation is rough, although I can drink a little soda sometimes.
The biggest issue is VERY FAST intoxication. I'm talking a spinning kind of buzz after a few sips. Easy does it-at least for me.
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:04 PM
I think the carbonation would be a bigger problem than the alcohol, per se. But I was never a beer drinker pre-op, and I wasn't about to start after surgery. You'll just have to conduct your own experiment and let us know. An occasional ( I think I've had 2 occasions since surgery 13 months ago) glass of wine doesn't hurt my pouch, although I did get "buzzed" pretty quickly.
Highest Weight (started process for insurance approval): 218
Pre-op Consult: 205
Day of Surgery: 188
Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:42 PM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:33 PM
Yes, I've been a bad girl.
I mentioned in another post that I need to avoid alohol a bit more.
I can tolerate some beers and some not. I don't order one for myself most of the time but take a sip of hubby's or friends to taste.
Surgery date 4 October 2012
Highest weight 131 kg (289lbs)
Surgery weight 126 kg (278 lbs)
Goal weight 65kg (143 lbs)
Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:11 PM
I did have a few sips here and there as I was mentioning in another thread. Gave me a burning sensation in the esophagus all the way to the pouch. The carbonation mixed with the alcohol is the culprit, IMO. Ended up with a slight head ache and a bit of a buzz. Keep in mind, this was from only a couple if small sips.
Yeah ... My alcohol tolerance pretty much went down the drain. As Happy-Camper mentioned, it's not worth it because of absolutely no real nutritional value.