Water consumption is an integral part of your surgical recovery and pending weight loss. 

Water allows your kidneys to remove waste material from your system and softens the bowels and keeps you from being constipated. Remaining well hydrated helps you heal from surgery faster. Dehydration is the most common reason for readmission to the hospital. Dehydration occurs when your body does not get enough fluid to keep it functioning at its best. Water is also a critical ingredient in keeping your digestive system healthy. Your body requires fluid to burn its stored fat calories for energy. Carry a bottle of water with you all day, even when you are away from home; remind yourself to drink even if you don’t feel thirsty.

You can tell if you’re getting enough fluid is if you’re making clear, light-colored urine 5-10 times per day. Signs of dehydration can be thirst, headache, hard stools or dizziness upon sitting or standing up. You should contact your surgeon’s office if you are unable to drink enough fluid to stay hydrated. 

Use this water calculator to check that you are consuming enough H2O

Water Intake Calculator

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