How To Find Support Post-Bariatric Surgery

How To Find Support Post-Bariatric Surgery For many people, bariatric surgery will be one of the hardest things they’ll ever do. While it’s a significant step towards a long and healthy life, many challenges can arise. These challenges include trouble sticking to a healthy diet, keeping the weight off, seeing yourself in a new body, …

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery One of the most common complaints people have after bariatric surgery is constipation. Bowel movement changes following weight loss surgery are indeed common side effects. Whether it be diarrhea or constipation, know that these side effects are very common and often not something to worry about, especially if you take the …

Can Bariatric Patients Take Gummy Vitamins?

Can Bariatric Patients Take Gummy Vitamins? Gummy vitamins are popular for their color, flavor, shape, and texture; after all, they resemble gummy candies! Yet, it turns out gummy vitamins are not what’s best for bariatric patients. Our experts share why vitamins are important, why eating gummy vitamins after bariatric surgery is not recommended, and what …

Why Are Vitamins So Important After Bariatric Surgery?

Why Are Vitamins So Important After Bariatric Surgery? There is an obesity epidemic continuing to expand in the western world. This increase in obesity has also increased the number of individuals opting to undergo bariatric surgery. Studies have shown dietary deficiencies in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery. Thus, it is paramount that we …

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins Bariatric surgery has proven to be a highly effective weight loss aid, and more people are opting for this surgical intervention, especially women. Furthermore, research has indicated a five-fold increase in female teenagers undergoing bariatric intervention. Therefore, it’s safe to expect that the population of women of childbearing age that …

Prevent Vitamin Deficiencies Even When Money is Tight

Prevent Vitamin Deficiencies Even When Money is Tight The success of bariatric surgery depends on several factors, from changing eating behaviors and physical activity to attending support groups and follow-up appointments. Nutrient deficiencies are also more common than you’d think, especially among bariatric patients. Supplements are a necessary purchase in keeping your body healthy, even …

Are Chewy Vitamins Effective?

Are Chewy Vitamins Effective? As bariatric patients, you all know how vital vitamins are to your daily lives, especially after bariatric surgery. For those of you who don’t know, following bariatric surgery, bariatric patients must stick to a daily vitamin regimen for the rest of their lives. Without these vitamins, you risk many different health …

Inflation & The Rising Costs of Vitamins

Inflation & The Rising Costs of Vitamins Inflation has affected every aspect of American life. Everything is more expensive. It’s all making a dent in our pockets, from gas to groceries and even the vital vitamins and minerals bariatric patients need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The reason many companies have to jack up their …

How to Choose the Best Milk Alternatives

How to Choose the Best Milk Alternatives Nowadays, many people turn to milk alternatives for cereal, coffee, and cooking. There are several reasons why someone may decide to use milk alternatives. Those include: Lactose intolerance – can be a rare side effect of weight loss/bariatric surgery Cow’s milk allergy Health benefits of milk alternatives The …

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day?

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day? Following bariatric surgery, protein intake should be one of your top priorities. Protein plays a role in every cell in your body. Thus, proteins are constantly breaking down and need replenishing. When you don’t consume enough protein, your body breaks down lean muscle to use as energy. …