Alcohol Consumption and Weight Loss Surgery

Alcohol Consumption and Weight Loss Surgery

With the holiday season quickly approaching, one question we get often get asked is about alcohol consumption after weight loss surgery. Can you sip a hot toddy or a mulled wine at Christmastime without having negative side effects?

The answer is yes, but in careful moderation. It is important to note, that no matter how festive a cocktail may be, it is still essentially empty calories or calories that do not contribute to your overall health and nutrition. Instead, treat yourself to a simple cocktail without too many sugary mixers such as a martini or an old fashion. Also remember to avoid drinking fizzy alcoholic drinks as the bubbles and air can leave you feeling unwell and and long-term can lead to stretching of the stomach pouch. (So no bucks fizz on Christmas morning!)

Here’s Professor David Kerrigan with more insight on drinking alcohol after a weight loss procedure:

Visit our Meet the Surgeon page for more video responses from Phoenix Health’s very own David Kerrigan.

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