It is important after any type of bariatric surgery that you find the best bariatric multivitamin.
Bariatric vitamins are an important part of the plan that you never fall back to an unhealthy diet just because you have a smaller stomach now. In fact, now that you have a smaller stomach, it’s much riskier to overeat or eat fast food. Now your diet consists of 3 major components – healthy food, plenty of water and your bariatric multivitamin.
- Eat in small portions.
- Chew your food properly.
- Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables to get sufficient nourishment.
- Eat more protein food like meat, fish, dairy products, beans and lentils.
- Cut down on grains and carbs like rice, wheat etc.
- Avoid sugary food, fast food, oily food.
- Avoid packaged food.
- Avoid soda and caffeinated drinks.
- Drink at least 3 gallons of water throughout the day.
- Drink a glass of water half an hour before each meal.
- Bariatric Supplements are just as important as your diet. It is important that you take a bariatric vitamin everyday.
The lifestyle that you adopt after bariatric surgery is not a temporary change. To continue enjoying the health benefits of bariatric surgery, you must make up your mind to keep up with a healthy lifestyle.
Changing your lifestyle is not easy, especially if you have to do it by yourself. If you find it difficult, you must find a comfortable environment where your loved ones will understand your need and help you change your ways.
There are many choices for bariatric supplements. From a chewable multivitamin as a mineral supplement, to patches to other forms of a mineral supplement. Just make sure the vitamin contains Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12.
You will also have to discuss your new lifestyle to your social peer groups. All of these takes courage and persistence. And you can find some of them with support groups where patients of bariatric surgery talk about their hurdles and success stories and what mineral supplement they take on a daily basis.
Bariatric surgery is only recommended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more with at least one obesity-related medical condition, such as fatty liver disease or hypertension, or patients with a BMI of 40 with no obesity-related medical conditions.
It can also be used by people with a BMI over 30 with type 2 diabetes that is poorly controlled with medication.
There are 1.5 million Americans who fit that broad criteria but only 23,000 procedures performed annually. Only 10 percent of procedures are performed in public hospitals and only four percent are fully publicly funded.
“Obesity is quite possibly the most severe and costly disease that the community faces and undertaking surgery to address that disease is a really proactive and commendable step,” Burton says.
“It’s expensive privately and if we actually did everyone who is currently overweight, which is 70 percent of the population, it would take decades to get through everyone. [Plus] we don’t have enough surgeons [so] it’s not an option for everyone,” he explains.
We need to gauge where a person is at. It definitely is suitable for some but investigative work needs to be done to see what they’ve tried.”
Like any surgery, there are risks involved, and Dr Fuller says it’s important that people are in the right mind set for surgery.
“If you undertake bariatric surgery with someone who has an eating disorder or emotional eating problem or lacking the right vitamin they will still have that emotional eating problem afterwards, so it’s definitely not applicable for everyone,” he says.
Dr Fuller agrees that deprivation diets don’t work, but says there is an evidence-based way to lose weight and keep it off called “interval weight loss”, which involves taking weight loss “breaks”.
“When people attempt to lose weight, they think they have to deprive themselves,” he explains.
“We teach them how to eat and how you can bring enjoyment back to food and go about weight loss so you’re not fighting evolution and your biology. And when they understand those basic principles, they do succeed.”
If you have any questions regarding bariatric supplements, please call us at 515-493-5344 or email us