Question: Can I drink diet carbonated drinks if they have gone flat?
(I’ve had gastric bypass bariatric surgery. I don’t care about the bubbles; I just like the flavor. Something like diet ginger ale with a twist of lime?)
- Technically yes, although some people still have discomfort. A concern with the long-term use of artificially sweetened beverages is their effect on your appetite and craving triggers.
- Research shows that long-term consumption of artificially sweetened drinks like diet soda, diet juice, and even protein drinks may cause individuals to crave more sweets and other “junk” foods during the day.
- Occasionally drinking a flat soda is likely not going to cause a big issue but try to limit daily consumption of these foods/drinks long term.
- Again, initially, it is fine as our primary goal is just staying hydrated.
“I caution against having more than 12oz of diet soda a day. Instead, try to choose sparkling, unsweetened water like Perrier, La Croix, etc.” – Katelyn JM (US-RD Nutritionist)
Carbonated Drinks Bad Post Weight Loss Surgery
- Carbonation gives rise to gas, bloating, general discomfort and can even cause acid reflux after bariatric surgery.
- Nutritionists and surgeons advise against soda after bariatric surgery because it is heavily carbonated.
- The carbonation causes the stomach to bloat, making the patient feel nauseous. Drinking soda right after surgery can cause severe discomfort and pain because of the stomach’s reduced size.
- Another thing to note is that all carbonated drinks put excessive pressure on the incisions and can hamper their healing process as well.
- Consuming carbonated drinks following bariatric surgery can cause nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux, the gas being the causative factor.J.H. Kang and J.Y. Kang. “Lifestyle Measures in the Management of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease: Clinical and Pathophysiological Considerations” Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease 2015; 6(2): 51-64
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- J.H. Kang and J.Y. Kang. “Lifestyle Measures in the Management of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease: Clinical and Pathophysiological Considerations” Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease 2015; 6(2): 51-64
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