Straws, Travel & Net Carbs: Member Call April 2022
Video clips answering 4 great questions on the April 2022 member call
Anyone can view these video clips after a monthly call but members get to JOIN the call and submit questions on their minds in advance!
Question One: Straws, Carbonation and Caffeine (9:18 minutes)
The guidelines aren’t standardized and they do change!
Straws and carbonation have not found to be evidence based that patients cannot use them though your program may advise to avoid them out of caution. My advice is to avoid for the first 3 months after surgery and try slowly to see if you have any issues (discomfort, acid reflex, belching).
Programs will differ on how much caffeine and when you can introduce it. The standard recommendation is for hydrating fluids to be non-carbonated or caffeinated thus caffeine wouldn’t be counted as water.
Question Two: Will I really lose more weight after surgery if I have stalled before surgery? (14:31 Minutes)
We all cheered for this persons amazing success before surgery! We also encouraged her she will see wonderful success with the surgery tool on her side plus her dedication. Well done!!!
Question Three: How to eat and drink on a 12 hour flight (4:48 minutes)
As Spring unfolds and Summer is around the bend, questions around travel will continue!
Flight travel can be tricky to stay hydrated without a lot of bathroom stops. Hydrate well the day before travel. Sip consistently even if not a lot at once. Use bathroom breaks as a chance to stretch your legs.
I also mentioned writing down the schedule including what time your last bathroom stop can be before boarding and what hours you might be asleep. If some concerns are more related to foods triggering the need for a bathroom I recommended he/she email me so we can talk through that!
Question 4: More about net carbs (2:33 minutes)
Net carbs are commonly used in diabetic education. Subtracting the fiber and sugar alcohol gives a better indication on how the food will impact blood sugars.
Net Carbs are also heavily used in marketing for foods. You’ll notice net carbs on the front of packing to make a food look healthier. In my approach to bariatric nutrition, I look at the total carbohydrates.
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