Why WLS Patients Shouldn’t Drink While They Eat

Most bariatric surgeons tell their patients that they should not eat and drink at the same time. It’s a very hard habit to break.

This is a visual of one of the reasons why weight loss surgery patients should not drink while they are eating. It does not matter which surgery you had: gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, a gastric balloon or even the lap-band. Eating and drinking at the same time is discouraged by bariatric nutritionists and surgeons. The liquid pushes your food through your pouch before you ever begin to get the sensation of being full.

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