After surgery, I could not eat very much in one setting so I started eating small meals throughout the day.
Unfortunately, I did not know about the evils of diet coke (that is my weak point), for I developed the bad habit of drinking diet coke with meals which enabled me to consume more, and larger portions. I may have enlarged my stoma (opening between the pouch and small intestines) as a result.
Since reading about the evils of carbonated drinks and how they enable one to consume larger portions by washing food through the pouch and enlarging the stoma, I am on withdrawal. I want to avoid having additional surgeries to adjust the stoma.
What are your thoughts about drinking soda after weight loss surgery?
Is it safe to drink at any time, such as in between meals, or should I avoid it altogether?
Is there a difference between drinking diet soda and regular soda for bariatric surgery patients?