The Importance of water after bariatric surgery

Water is very important for keeping cells, hair and skin hydrated and for eliminating waste.

If you can tolerate lots of water, go for it. Some individuals that have had the sleeve surgery, find it difficult to drink water. For those that find it difficult, I recommend mixing water with Gatorade or diet cordial which helps the water go down easier.

As your food intake reduces than a normal diet, post weight loss surgery, it is important to make sure that you include enough water in your daily diet. Lack of water can hamper your results of your weight loss surgery, but can also lead to a number of health-related concerns. To help ensure it doesn’t happen to you please drink 2-3 glasses of non-carbonated water/liquid per day. There are claims that carbonated water leads to loss of calcium in bones, causes tooth decay, and can lead to weight gain even if the drink is sugar free.

For fast weight loss results, it is recommended to stop drinking any type of fluid 20-30 minutes before and after a meal as it interferes with your digestion.

The best way to check if you are drinking enough water is by checking the concentration of your urine – if you are properly hydrated, the colour of the urine should be very light.

Remember H2O is the way to GO

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