Weight loss surgery may prompt several lifestyle changes for you, and if you’re a soda drinker, one change will be cutting soda out of your daily diet. Soda is damaging after bariatric surgery for a few reasons. First, and not surprisingly, is the sugar content. Regular soda is loaded with sugar and offers no nutritional value, so it is a detriment to your weight loss efforts. Diet soda is problematic too, however, because it tricks the brain into thinking that you’ve had sugar, prompting more sugar cravings than usual. Carbonation is another potential problem, since it can cause bloating and gas, placing added stress on your digestive system.
The best thing to drink after surgery is water, but you can still enjoy decaf teas and coffee, milk, and other healthy beverages that will not interfere with your surgical recovery or your weight loss efforts.
When you choose Bariatric Care Centers for your weight loss surgery in Houston, you can expect Dr. Mirza and our team to provide comprehensive patient education to prepare you for your recovery and post-surgical lifestyle. For a consultation to learn if surgery is right for you, call our offices at (713) 339-1353.
Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.