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Friday, March 12, 2010

How about a soda?



I've been asking a lot of questions this week and here's another one. Soda: Do you or don't you?

I'm following quite a few blogs these days and I am absolutely facinated by how many people are mourning the loss of soda and the few who are talking about drinking soda. Apparently some surgeons do not prohibit diet soda. I've also heard that the whole issue of the carbonation stretching the stomach may not be supported by any actual evidence.

So I'm curious what you are doing and what sort of research you have run across.

10 comments:

Southern Belle said...

I have a diet coke maybe once a week. It takes an hour or more to drink it and I don't miss it nearly as much as I thought I would. My doctor does not want anyone drinking soda, but of course I have broken this rule. I find that if I have one, I don't drink as much water as I need to.

workinprogress said...

My doctor hasn't said anything about soda so I didn't know that it was an issue until I read it on some blogs!!

In the first couple of weeks after surgery I had a couple of diet soda's but I found that they took FOREVER to drink and just blew my stomach up with air. Didn't really like the feeling so probably will stick to water or coffee from now on :-)

Sandy Lee said...

I haven't had any diet pepsi (which I used to drink-2 cans a day) and don't miss it. I would say, try it if you like. There really isn't anything to the stretching of the pouch by the bubbles. You might bupb alot but no damage. There are a lot of bloggers that still drink carbonated beverages without a problem. I like wine now.

Kathy said...

I don't drink soda since my surgery but I seldom did anyway. However, I occasionally like a beer or some champagne and I haven't had either of those either. I also haven't been drinking coffee since my surgery. I drink decaffinated tea or decaf coffee on occasion but mostly the herb tea. How boring huh? I just made my two years and I don't know if the soda thing is supposed to be forever or what.

Kim said...

My Dr. was very strict about no soda. Since my surgery I think I have tried maybe drinking 4 and they have taken forever to drink. I just stay away from them and don't really miss them at all!

THE DASH! said...

I'm not a huge soda drinker but I do like mineral water - esp with some diet cordial in it. It's hugely refreshing. But sometimes it's really hard to get down and can take forever to drink. I also find it bloats me sometimes - not always, but def sometimes. Not sure of the after effects with the band but I don't see how it could hurt as long as you don't drink yourself silly with it!

Dirttrackdiva said...

My doc is a no carbonation of any kind doc. With that being said, I do on occasion indulge in a sugar free red bull when I don't have acess to anything else caffinated. I just had an upper gi scan and the doc said it looked fine. So it's a matter of judgement I would imagine.

Rebekah said...

My doc has never had an issue with soda or wine or alcohol or any of that. But it is kind of uncomfortable to drink--makes me burp more than I already do, which is not worth it for me. I used to be a MT Dew addict. I've had a couple after surgery, but it doesn't hold the same appeal anymore.

Janelle said...

My doctor said no carbonated drinks for 6 months after surgery. After that, occasionally is ok. I plan on following those rules.

Niki said...

I haven't had surgery but it's terrible for you even with out it. I still drink it unfortunately. I could give it up...I think. I gave up sugar and I never thought I would be able to do that. My true love is coffee and I don't know if I could give that up...I don't want to. It is the only thing that has saved me doing low carb. I look forward to it. I'm like a coffee junkie now O_O Wow, I don't think that's good either...lol =O