Weight loss is great for almost every aspect of your health, but bones are another story. Rapid weight loss can increase your risk of bone loss, which can lead to osteoporosis and fractures later on. You can lower your risk by getting adequate calcium every day, and dairy products are not your only choices. Here are some great ways to get more calcium and help keep your bones strong.
You will look forward to taking your supplements when you use Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites. These great-tasting chews are sugar-free and low-carb, and each one provides 500 milligrams of calcium, or 50% of the daily value. They also have vitamin D to support calcium absorption in your body.
They are available in 7 flavors:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Tropical Orange
Each bag contains 90 chews and can last a month for the average weight loss surgery patient. Be sure to ask your doctor how much you need.
Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast packed with protein and…calcium! BariatricPal Fluffy Protein Pancake Mix is ready in minutes so you can get a filling 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of dietary fiber to suppress hunger for hours. Each serving also delivers 25% of the daily value of calcium. The pancakes are made with real oat fiber and are trans fat-free.
You can have them on their own for 120 calories, or make yourself a bigger breakfast with fruit, egg whites, turkey sausage, or any of your other favorites. Each box has 7 servings, which come individually packaged so no need to measure. Just add water!
There is no excuse for skipping out on your calcium when you choose a BariatricPal Ready-to-Drink Vanilla Protein Milkshake. It has 15 grams of satisfying protein plus 4 grams of fiber to fill you up, but did you also know it has 40% of the daily value for calcium in each serving?
This milkshake is low in carbs and sugar, and has a rich, creamy vanilla taste that will have you wanting more. Each bottle is 8 ounces and is ready to drink, so you can take it anywhere. The shake is made with lactose-free skim milk.
Creamy Chicken Pasta
BariatricPal Creamy Chicken Pasta surprises in so many ways. It is a dinner or lunch that is ready in minutes in the microwave or stovetop, but that tastes like you worked on it for hours. It is creamy and hearty, but low in calories and fat. It feels decadent, but packs in the nutrients with 15 grams of protein, 15% of the daily value for calcium, and a good dose of vitamin A and iron, too.
Have yourself a 210-calorie meal in minutes, or add a couple ingredients to customize it to your tastes. Serve it with a side salad, mix in some cooked veggies, toss in avocado, top it with cheese, or even add more chicken to suit your tastes.
Calcium is easy to come by once you start looking in the right places. The BariatricPal Store has plenty of high-calcium products to keep your bones strong and healthy while you lose weight and enjoy great tastes. Check it out!