Staying hydrated after weight loss surgery can be a struggle. You can't drink with or near meals, and your pouch doesn't hold as much. The simple solution is to drink small sips all day. Unfortunately, this is harder to do than it sounds. It would be best if you carried a drink with you everywhere you go. I have told security guards that my drink is medically necessary. For years I needed to sip my drink every few minutes to stay hydrated. Now, over a decade out, I can go a couple of hours without a drink but have to continue to be careful not to go too long without drinking.
So planning to drink becomes part of your daily life. If you don't plan, then you won't be drinking enough. But the good news is that your urine will tell you how you are doing. It is a constant reminder of how much fluid your body needs. Light-colored and almost no odor shows you are nicely hydrated.
Drinking enough water is essential for burning off fat from food and drink, as well as stored fat. Drinking water is vital after weight loss surgery to help prevent weight loss stalls.
Right after surgery, using a small plate may be apparent. But as you can eat more, you may be tempted to start using larger plates. Don't. Studies show that when you use a larger plate, you will eat more food. Make using small plates and dishes a lifelong change for the better.
Many people don't get enough water each day. After sleeping all night, your body is ready for some hydration. Depending on where you are in your weight loss journey, you may not be able to drink the recommended 16 ounces. But even if you drink 2 ounces, it is a little more than you would have probably drunk. Fill a glass with the amount of water you want to drink before you go to bed and set it within reach when you wake up. Drink it before you get out of bed.