Carbonated Water

on 4/17/13 11:50 am - Canada
VSG on 01/25/12

I just will never touch another soda if my life depends on it BUT I do like carbonated water (Perrier) and saw that they have a Grapefruit Perrier (carbonated water).

I'm curious what everyone's opinion is on this one?

SURGERY at Toronto Western Hospital - VSG JANUARY 25th, 2012!!

5'9 - HW - 390 SW - 368.8  GW - 150


on 4/17/13 12:02 pm - OH

I thought we were not allowed carbonation.   But I see you are at goal, and if I ever get to goal I will probably have a diet soda every once in awhile.   What is the difference between a diet soda and a carbonated water?  Both are carbonated.

on 4/17/13 12:06 pm - Canada
VSG on 01/25/12

Well for me I was addicted to Coke prior to surgery.  I have tried diet coke since surgery and actually don't like it. 

SURGERY at Toronto Western Hospital - VSG JANUARY 25th, 2012!!

5'9 - HW - 390 SW - 368.8  GW - 150


on 4/17/13 12:08 pm

I love my fizzy water for a change of pace once in a while, esp with some bitters in it.. I never had an issue with carbonation, I burp just like before. I DO NOT chug, but never really did... Personal choice and comfort. If it makes you uncomfortable, don't drink carbonated beverages.. There are no "rules".. only what works and what doesn't, for you.

on 4/17/13 12:16 pm
VSG on 03/19/13

This makes me feel happy!  I haven't tried carbonated beverages since surgery but I feel part of me is missing it.  We have a soda stream so I've been very VERY tempted to make a bottle of soda just with alot less carbonation than normal and see how it goes.  Now I have some inspiration that it might be just fine.

HW 315; Surgery Date 3/19/13, SW 300.5;  PreOp: 14.9, W1-4: 21.2, W5-8: 15, W9-12: 13.4, W13-16:




on 4/17/13 1:49 pm
VSG on 09/17/12
I would suggest not until your tummy has healed fully at 4 months.

Suzy wink (Age: 41, Height: 6'1,  SW: 169.4kg/372lb.  CW: 80.5kg/177lb.  Total lost: 88.9kg/195lbs)





on 4/17/13 12:45 pm

My plan does not allow any carbonation.  Thank goodness, because I think it would be a trigger for me to start drinking pop again, but might not be an issue for others. 


Diana E.
on 4/17/13 12:46 pm
VSG on 03/27/13

My surgeon said carbonation is a no-no for the rest of your life... the carbonation itself can expand your sleeve.  I am a carbonated water addict... have a soda stream and live near Lake Tahoe.. our tap water is bottled and sold... I LOVE(d) making carbonated water.  But for me, I'm not going to risk it while losing... and probably have to think hard about it after maintenance. 

HW- 318    SW- 310    CW- 194.4    GW- 170-ish  Onderland: 10/30/2013




on 4/17/13 1:48 pm
VSG on 09/17/12
That's unlikely to happen if you are only having the odd one. I guess it depends on how often you drank soda before surgery. The doctor is probably more concerned about people going back down the slippery slope of sugary fizzy drinks every day.

I wasn't one of those people, so for me, the odd glass of Sprite Zero isnt a big deal. I think I've had 3 glasses in the last 3 months at events.

Suzy wink (Age: 41, Height: 6'1,  SW: 169.4kg/372lb.  CW: 80.5kg/177lb.  Total lost: 88.9kg/195lbs)





on 4/17/13 1:30 pm

did not know about the stretching. we also have a soda stream