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Just wanting to know when everyone introduced alcohol again after sleeve surgery? Not talking large amount, just like a glass of wine!

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My surgeon recommends zero alcohol until you are at your goal weight. I plan to try my best to follow his recommendation. 

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Had my first glass of wine about 3 weeks after surgery.  Hated it!!  It was another week or so before I tried again. My tastes have changed.  Shiraz is now too heavy and beer is, well I can completely cross beer off my bevy list! I can knock back a couple of flutes of Prosecco and that's me full - oddly I absolutely hated the stuff prior to surgery.  Vodka still great - but I only mix it with ice.  My surgery was November.  I've dropped 36kg, and 5 to go.  

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On 6/12/2018 at 11:54 AM, Fat2Fit Hopefully said:

Had my first glass of wine about 3 weeks after surgery.  Hated it!!  It was another week or so before I tried again. My tastes have changed.  Shiraz is now too heavy and beer is, well I can completely cross beer off my bevy list! I can knock back a couple of flutes of Prosecco and that's me full - oddly I absolutely hated the stuff prior to surgery.  Vodka still great - but I only mix it with ice.  My surgery was November.  I've dropped 36kg, and 5 to go.  

What was your start weight mate

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Hi,

I was sleeved in March. I had my first glass of wine at the end of May. That was after a 5 or 6 month break from alcohol. It was glorious haha! I haven't had any issues with alcohol thus far. I stick to wine or spirits on the rocks occasionally. Nothing carbonated anymore unfortunately. 

 

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I think it's a personal thing really. From what I have seen and heard everyone is different. My daughter was 18 when she had the surgery and much to my dismay, began drinking alcohol only about 3 months later. She is still losing weight and has changed her lifestyle in many ways, however she lives at Uni - with uni friends and she found the pull to drink alcohol with them at parties too strong! She only drinks white wine or vodka mixed with water and a little bit of lime juice. No more fizzy drinks does make the choice much smaller and often healthier, as you cant drink the mixers. Her dietitian is aware and although doesn't encourage it, understands that if it is in moderation it should be okay. 

Some people are very strong against drinking alcohol but eat other things that are high in calories like icecream, chocolate and chips. Others stay away from the icecream, choc etc, but choose to drink a glass of wine or two a week....

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My dietician and surgeon advised that alcohol is absorbed differently after a bypass, and that your blood alcohol can be a lot higher than it would have been before. I don't drink, so It's not an issue, but 3 months seems to be fairly standard.

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Hi, I'm 7 weeks post sleeve op and had a couple of bees on the weekend, took it slow and no real problems. 

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Ok. 4.5 months in and I can finally report back (after a few larger nights out)

I’ve found that flat drinks go down ok, sparkling, beer or fizzy cocktail = NO

I need to eat something before drinking, as it would seem the alcohol hits a lot faster and harder. And I just can’t fit all that much in, which is probably a good thing. Cheap date though! 

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