Bariatric Surgery is a serious operation that greatly reduces the volume of the stomach and makes big changes in the body. It allows you to lose a significant amount of weight in a short time. It is important for patients to understand how their bodies react to common foods and beverages after bariatric surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy.
To accelerate recovery and weight loss after surgery, patients need to make significant lifestyle changes on eating habits and need to follow strict dietary guidelines. For this reason, our patients are often faced with the question of whether they can drink coffee after surgery, as it is related to many eating habits.
After sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is so much smaller. A smaller stomach may make it difficult to get the nutrients and hydration necessary for the body. It is much more important to choose and consume foods and beverages that support healthy weight loss, which have valuable nutritional and vitamin sources that will nourish the body and meet its fluid needs.
Due to the negative effects of coffee and other caffeinated beverages on people who have had bariatric surgery, it should not be drunk for at least 30 days after surgery.
Coffee is acidic. It greatly increases the risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is already high after surgery.
Coffee and caffeine are diuretic. For this reason, after drinking coffee, there is a desire to go to the toilet very often. It creates dehydration. Dehydration is an undesirable situation after surgery, as it is normally.
Coffee has a risk of increasing blood pressure. It further triggers hypertension, which is common in obese patients. This negatively affects the post-operative recovery process.
Black coffee is calorie-free. However, most people usually consume coffee with additives such as flavoring, cream and sugar. These additives cause unnecessary calorie intake.
After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient should stay away from coffee consumption until the patient recovers completely and the side effects of the surgery are gone. After recovery, coffee consumption should be at a minimum level. Those who have gastric sleeve surgery should limit themselves to a maximum of 1-2 small cups of coffee per day.
However, how you drink coffee is also important. Black coffee has no calories. Those who cannot drink black coffee can use nonfat milk or its ingredients to reduce unnecessary calorie intake.
In addition to coffee, other caffeine-containing beverages should not be ignored. It is also important not to consume carbonated beverages containing caffeine such as energy drinks, tea, cola. Decaffeinated herbal teas, natural fruit juices can be consumed. Your dietitian will give you the necessary information about this.
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