"Hi trudy..really enjoying your helpful book...have not had a drink yet..3 months [after gastric sleeve surgery]..but a bit confused,,u suggest choosing beer over wine over spirits..my surgeon is not keen on beer..bubbles...and dietician has suggested wine or scotch may be a better
choice for me....any thoughts?? Thanks!"
Great question with no short answer but I will try. If you were my client ....
Bubbles - lots of conjecture around this after a gastric sleeve. There ought to be no physiological reason why you could not manage bubbles. But for a small few, the bubbles might cause more burping and/or reflux. If you have a history of reflux, you may already know whether bubbles cause(ed) you discomfort or not. Try bubbles for yourself to find out ... aim not to eat at the same time so you avoid any confusion with over-filling the sleeve. Drink the same volume of fluid that you know you tolerate well. That's the easy part.
Beer vs wine vs spirit. The latter two contain more kJs than beer for the same volume.
Be guided by your dietitian and surgeon as they know your full history. If you test the bubbles, be honest with your surgeon and dietitian so they learn from your experience - good or bad. I'd love feedback about your bubble test if you do one!