Top 5 Supplements for Bariatric Patients

Top 5 Supplements for Bariatric Patients

Alex Brecher
Experts say that bariatric surgery patients should take vitamins. And that’s not just for a few weeks. It’s for life! Here’s what to know about bariatric surgery vitamins and the top 5 supplements for bariatric patients.  Bariatric Vitamin Recomme...
READ MORE
How Long Do I Need to Take Vitamins After Weight Loss Surgery?

How Long Do I Need to Take Vitamins After Weight Loss Surgery?

Alex Brecher
Your surgeon or dietitian may have asked you to take bariatric vitamins after weight loss surgery. How long do you need to take them for? The recommendation for taking bariatric vitamins may have been in your package with post-op recovery and diet...
READ MORE
ASMBS Bariatric Vitamin Guidelines and Easy Ways to Get What You Need

ASMBS Bariatric Vitamin Guidelines and Easy Ways to Get What You Need

Alex Brecher
Are you working hard to get in enough protein and water after bariatric surgery? Great job! Now, those nutrients are critical, but so are a few others. Essential vitamins and minerals are just as important for healthy weight loss. Here is what you...
READ MORE
Why Do Most Bariatric Surgery Patients Lose Their Hair?

Why Do Most Bariatric Surgery Patients Lose Their Hair?

Alex Brecher
A common side effect of bariatric surgery is thinning of hair. Over half of patients lose a noticeable amount of hair after weight loss surgery, and hair loss can be a top worry for patients who are planning for their surgeries. Why does hair loss...
READ MORE
Different Types of Vitamins

Different Types of Vitamins

Alex Brecher
Getting enough vitamins and minerals can prevent deficiencies and reduce the risk for problems such as iron-deficiency anemia, weakened bones, or nutrient deficiency-induced nerve damage. Proper nutrition boosts the immune system and supports pro...
READ MORE
Stocking Up for Flu Season

Stocking Up for Flu Season

Alex Brecher
As Americans focus on ever-increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, it is important not to lose sight of another infectious disease: the flu. At higher risk for more serious cases of the flu are individuals with extreme obesity ...
READ MORE
Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Tips: A Vital Part of Post-Bariatric Surgery Health

Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Tips: A Vital Part of Post-Bariatric Surgery Health

Alex Brecher
Bariatric surgery is about weight loss, but it is about so much more. It is about gaining a healthier life through goal weight and beyond, and that means nutrition is critical. Along with getting plenty of protein and keeping sugars and starches ...
READ MORE
BariatricPal Vitamin Packs for Optimal Nutrition

BariatricPal Vitamin Packs for Optimal Nutrition

Alex Brecher
This time of year, the focus tends to be on making sure the holidays are not too detrimental to weight loss plans. That is certainly an important goal, but it is just as important not to lose sight of nutrition. Getting the right vitamins and min...
READ MORE
French Vanilla Caramel Calcium Chews

French Vanilla Caramel Calcium Chews

Alex Brecher
Getting bariatric surgery and losing weight can improve health in so many ways, but weight loss and a restricted diet can put you at risk for calcium and vitamin D deficiency, along with low bone mass. Extra calcium and vitamin D can help combat ...
READ MORE
BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews

BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews

Alex Brecher
Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals to survive and thrive, but certain nutrients can be in short supply after weight loss surgery and anytime you are following a restricted weight loss diet. Calcium is one of the most commonly deficient...
READ MORE
Sleep Better to Feel Better

Sleep Better to Feel Better

Alex Brecher
Sleep…who couldn’t use more of it? Telltale signs of needing more sleep are an overwhelming desire to shut off your alarm clock and stay in bed, a frequent morning headache, and afternoon drowsiness (have you ever nodded off during a mid-afternoon...
READ MORE
Time-Out from Holiday Stress, Weight Loss Included

Time-Out from Holiday Stress, Weight Loss Included

Alex Brecher
'Tis the season. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, to spread holiday cheer, to buy and wrap gifts, to attend holiday programs, and to continue family traditions, all while keeping up with your regular duties, such as work, school, family, and healthy ...
READ MORE