We discussed drinking at the NW Weight Loss Conference. I stopped drinking many years ago and only use wine or beer in cooking a couple times a year for special dishes. I will try to remember some of the things they discussed. Connie Stapleton mentioned the high number of bariatric surgery patients who transfer their addictions from food to other additions and one of those was alcoholism. She reminded us that alcohol is just sugar and empty calories without any nutritional value and do we want to put healthy foods with nutritional value in our body and avoid nutritionless foods and beverages. Cari De La Cruz www.bariatricafterlife.com spoke about choosing to put healthy foods in our body and not to waste calories eating or drinking suger laden no calorie drinks. Plus she said to remember that you will feel drunk after just a couple of sips thanks to our re-arranged internal plumbing. contact her through her site and she will respond. That being said if you choose to have a few sips of wine on the trip that is your choice just be careful. You can dump on alcohol too as it is just condensed sugar!
I would treat it like any drink and not have it with a meal and only do a tiny sip and then give the glass to someone else.
There is so much more to see of Italy than wine. Enjoy the olive oils, cured meats, delicious vegetables, beautiful landscapes, interesting buildings, walking the quaint streets and exploring the countryside. Concentrate on that instead of the food and wine.
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135
| current weight: 176.0