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How Does Alcohol Affect Weight Loss?

Alcohol consumption is something that many of us enjoy on an occasional basis in social settings. While alcohol consumption is often part of a patient’s social routine before surgery, many bariatric surgery patients must be aware of alcohol consumption after their procedure. There are many reasons for this including:

We do not wish to completely limit your alcohol consumption after surgery. If alcohol is part of the enjoyment you derive at a meal once in a while, it may continue being appropriate in small doses. We ask that you consume it in moderation. If you do begin to consume alcohol, we suggest you do so in very small quantity to understand how your body reacts to it. As a rule of thumb however, the less alcohol you consume after bariatric surgery the better.

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