Now that Christmas is almost here there are many holiday gatherings and parties.
How do you feel about alcohol after Gastric Bypass Surgery?
At recent weight loss conferences speakers cautioned us attendees to avoid alcohol. Here are some of the reasons they advised us to avoid it. 1) It is concentrated sugar and therefore can cause us to dump or gain weight 2) It only takes 18 seconds for gastric bypass patients to have the alcohol go through our pouch and hit our blood stream (so we can get drunk with a couple of sips much less than one drink) 3) Some gastric bypass patients transfer their addiction personality from food to another addiction like alcohol or exercise. even though they never had a problem with alcohol before they can become alcoholics! It is called transfer additction
Here is my response: Alcoholism runs in my family. I know that my obesity had a component of an addictive personality (I am a food addict). That is why I plan to go to a counselor next year. I need help to deal with my addictive personality so that I can be successful at weight loss. For me I take this caution seriously and choose not to drink alcohol. I will still occassionally use a little wine or beer in cooking but that is usually only once or twice a year. I will stick to water or coffee at my holiday gatherings!
What do you think about Alcohol and you after WLS?
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