This was my thought process:
1) Alcohol is wasted, empty calories, and since I had ****pots of weight to lose, did I really want to waste calories on alcohol when I could fill my body with nutrient and protein dense foods to lose the weight.
2) During the rapid weight loss phase, our livers are working double time. Why would I throw alcohol in my body making my liver work even harder.
I waited until I was at goal. It's easy to drink calories when you take away a fat girl's food (which should read transfer addiction). I admit drinking at first was boring, one glass of wine, I was buzzed super fast, and it wore off. No fun, no lasting buzz which led to more consumption then I was super drunk, definitely not fun. I was able to build up a nice little tolerance but it took several months and I was in maintenance so I could afford the calories. And, I've drank soda for 2 years of my 3 years post-VSG with zero change to my restriction. Not advocating for anyone else, but it's my one thing I have almost daily.
Captain and Diet will be there once you hit goal. They won't quit making either of them! ! !
Band to VSG revision: June 3, 2009
SW 270lbs GW 150lbs CW Losing Pregancy Weight Maintenance goal W 125-130lbs