Change 1: Drink Plenty of Water

To minimize risk of kidney stones:

Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Water helps to dilute oxalate in the urinary tract and prevents crystals and stones from forming. Increasing the recommendation from 64 oz of fluid a day to 100 oz of fluid a day and spreading fluid intake throughout the day will help to dilute your urine. For most, drinking this much fluid right after surgery just isn’t possible. That’s okay; this is a long-term goal since the risk of forming stones isn’t as likely right after surgery as it is months and years later. 

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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