Drinking Alcohol after WLS
Mexico, you go back home and continue with recovery and start to lose weight. Subsequently after
you’ve stuck to the post-op diet and you feel like engaging in social activities there is a high possibility
that alcohol becomes present in friends and family gatherings and you might want to have a drink;
however there is some things you need to know about alcohol:
Long Term WLS, patients will never drink again. As a consequence of Weight Loss Surgery and
abstinence prior and after the procedure your body will react differently than before.
of wine or a spirit in social occasions:
Tips on drinking alcohol after WLS
1.- Results first, celebrations later
that do not give provide you nutrients, they just increase your weight, and since you’ve been following
your post-op to the letter, you want the calorie intake to be moderate when you are concentrating
on losing weight.
2. Beware of dehydration
Dr. Maytorena also recommends to avoid diuretic drinks like coffee, green or black tea and other
caffeinated drinks if you plan on having a drink.
3.- One drink will feel like 2 or 3
will “hit you” two or three times harder than before and will take longer for alcohol to leave your system.
4.- Try it at home first
Dr. Maytorena recommends post-op patients that they try having the first drink at home and see
how they feel rather than having it at a social gathering where you might feel the effects much more
5.- Avoid sweet tasting drinks
sweet drinks like daiquiris or margaritas that only contribute sugar intake and no nutrition.
move very fast from the stomach to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine— and
can create a series of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and
6.- Safety first
hospital and has performed over 6,000 bariatric procedures with strong spiritual and
professional values and is truly committed to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.