Water intake - Stay Hydrated after bariatric surgery
Stay hydrated! Before and after weight loss surgery, our body needs water for proper functioning; this is an essential nutrient in our daily diet.
After a restrictive bariatric procedure (Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band…) you will have a smaller stomach pouch that limits your food and liquids intake. This new stomach capacity enables you to achieve a faster weight loss by making you feel satisfied in a shorter period of time. The optimal fluid intake is 64oz. per day, if you exercise you may require taking more fluids.
Not taking enough water and liquids can be dangerous to your health; dehydration is the number one reason why patients are readmitted to the hospital after WLS.