How to Navigate Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery

How to Navigate Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery Preventing weight gain is a challenge for everyone around Thanksgiving. Eating sweet potato pie, honey-glazed ham, turkey with stuffing, and other holiday dishes can take a toll on one's waistline. The good news is this is avoidable! Aim to maintain your weight with these steps to navigating Thanksgiving …

Foods to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery

Foods to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery Patients who undergo bariatric surgery are given a special diet to follow for the first 1 to 2 months after bariatric surgery. The post-bariatric surgery diet progresses in stages, starting with liquid foods and then slowly reintroducing solid foods when the body is able to accept them. Afterward, some …

How to Stay on Track This Halloween

How to Stay on Track This Halloween There’s no need to feel haunted by the sight of Halloween treats. While they can make staying on track with your weight management goals challenging, you can still enjoy this holiday season without losing focus on your health. Stay on track by following this guide, which includes how to …

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 …