At least once in our lives, we’ve all been told to take our vitamins, most likely in our early child years. While chewing our tasty Flintstones vitamins, we probably were unaware of the health benefits that these candy-like vitamins possessed. As adults, we have a far better understanding of the importance of taking our vitamins […]
What Makes a Chewable Bariatric Vitamin “The Best?” What are the criteria for a chewable bariatric vitamin to be considered the best? There are several factors that I consider: Taste: Does it have a pleasing taste like food rather than minerals? Mouthfeel: Is the texture pleasurable? Quality: Does it meet the ASMBS nutritional guidelines? Ingredients: […]
Our infographic is a quick reference for building your grocery list post bariatric surgery. This list of bariatric diet kitchen staples also can be pulled up on your phone as you shop the grocery aisles. If these are the only food items you buy then you’ll be sufficiently stocked to prepare a week’s worth of […]
A reader emailed My Bariatric Life and asked bariatric dietician Elizabeth Anderson about nutritional needs for persons more than 12-months post-op. Learn how to get your question answered. Dear Elizabeth, I’m almost a decade out from having weight loss surgery. Are my nutritional needs the same now as early post-op? What should I be eating, drinking and taking […]
A reader emailed My Bariatric Life and asked bariatric dietician Elizabeth Anderson for her perspective on bariatric vitamins. Learn how to get your question answered. Dear Elizabeth, It’s been 10 years since I had my gastric bypass surgery. I’m confused as to which bariatric vitamins I should be taking and which ones are best? I can’t swallow large tablets so […]
Importance of Bariatric Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins and minerals are essential for nearly all biochemical processes. Vitamins and minerals are needed to produce energy, fight disease and repair injured tissue. People who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and other weight loss surgeries have an increased need for bariatric vitamins and minerals. Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies […]
My Bariatric Life is pleased to partner with The BariatricPal Store to continue to fight obesity and support you in your weight loss surgery journey! Access The BariatricPal Store from the SHOP link in the blue ribbon at the very top of this page. It can be very difficult to stick to the foods on […]
Iron deficiency after gastric bypass is a problem for fifty percent of patients and is connected to anemia in one third of the cases. A 1998 study found that women were more than two times more likely than men to have an iron deficiency after gastric bypass. Women who are pregnant or having heavy menstruation are […]
To any who have had gastric bypass surgery or to those considering gastric bypass surgery, you should know that intestinal calcium absorption is effected by weight-loss surgery. Forty-eight percent of patients who have had malabsorptive bariatric surgery develop a calcium deficiency and may need calcium citrate after gastric bypass. Importance of Calcium Calcium is an essential […]
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