Diet Soda

(deactivated member)
on 8/27/21 4:50 pm
RNY on 05/17/21

Hi!

I am over 3 months post op and now eat 1/2-3/4 cup food (mainly protein, no carbs) 3 times a day per surgeon's instructions. I drink at least 64oz water, but I miss my Diet Coke! I know some people can drink carbonation after surgery and some can't. I was wondering how soon after surgery did you try soda and how it went? I tried one little swallow of Diet Coke - it's been so long that it tastes funny but I am still craving that bubbly feeling. Thanks!

Queen JB
on 8/27/21 4:58 pm
RNY on 07/20/15

I "can" but I feel really yucky after a few sips--the bubbles give me an uncomfortably full feeling, even after 5+ years. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is 9 years post op and drinks multiple liters a day and it doesn't bother him a bit.

  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)

cheapskate
on 8/29/21 2:59 pm
RNY on 03/30/15

I too am 90% Diet Coke! Just decided to give it up because the cost here is insane and i can't afford it

Cinthya B
on 8/27/21 5:52 pm - Houston, TX
On August 27, 2021 at 11:50 PM Pacific Time, sopranoduck wrote:

Hi!

I am over 3 months post op and now eat 1/2-3/4 cup food (mainly protein, no carbs) 3 times a day per surgeon's instructions. I drink at least 64oz water, but I miss my Diet Coke! I know some people can drink carbonation after surgery and some can't. I was wondering how soon after surgery did you try soda and how it went? I tried one little swallow of Diet Coke - it's been so long that it tastes funny but I am still craving that bubbly feeling. Thanks!

I know you miss it.. but hopefully that'll pass. I also "tested" out my pouch and took a few sips and it made me ill, vomited foam. It just wasn't worth it. I am 15 yrs post-op and I do not miss it at all. Lesson learned!

2005 Pre-op: 268# // Post-op: 140# (maintained for years)

2021 15yrs Post-op: 236# // Current: 197# // Goal: 150#

White Dove
on 8/27/21 6:10 pm

It does not bother me at all. I drink it if I want it.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

(deactivated member)
on 8/27/21 9:16 pm
RNY on 05/17/21

I drank about 4 oz this evening - slowly. It doesn't seem to bother me yet. I still will drink my water religiously tho. But it's nice to have some diet soda once in a while!

Partlypollyanna
on 8/27/21 10:57 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I don't drink soda, but I do drink unsweetened sparkling water, some are too carbonated so I let them get a little flat before I drink them, some are fine right out of the bottle. I think I waited about 6 months and started with opening one at night and drinking it the next day as a change from regular water. Now I know which brands do what.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

White Dove
on 8/28/21 1:51 am

At one of the first weight loss surgery support group meetings that I attended, there was a big clear glass bowl on a counter. The instructor filled up a balloon with soda, tied the balloon into a knot and put it into the bowl. During the meeting, there was a loud pop as the balloon exploded from the built-up carbonation of the soda.

That was a lesson to never drink soda again because the gases could cause your pouch to explode. Many would let the soda get completely flat to avoid this type of explosion.

Much later, I learned that was not a real danger because both ends of the pouch have openings and are not like a tied shut balloon. This was one of the myths that were used to scare us. Soda is uncomfortable for some of us, but it is not going to make your pouch explode.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Partlypollyanna
on 8/28/21 6:15 am
RNY on 02/14/18

LOL, I was reading the first part and thinking "but there are two openings", then you pointed out the myth aspect. That's a crazy approach at that WLS group, not a great way to build trust.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

White Dove
on 8/28/21 9:32 am

The lady who did that demo is long gone and they are not giving crazy advice like that anymore. Now you can only attend the group if you had your weight loss surgery at that center.

When the public was invited to attend the group meetings you ended up getting people who shared ideas like only drinking Dairy Queen milkshakes.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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