Category Archives: Supplements

Bariatric Nutrition: Know Your A’s and D’s

This article was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard R.D., Lisa Diewald R.D. of Nutrition for Living Do you wonder if you are meeting your vitamin needs with your new post-bariatric surgery meal plan? There’s no time like the present to stay focused on getting enough key vitamins following weight loss surgery. Emerging evidence suggests that… Read More »

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

Written for Bariatric Choice by Lisa Diewald RD and Sharon Howard RD Now that your bariatric surgery is behind you, the opportunity for a new beginning is at your doorstep! As you embrace this fresh start, it’s important to remember that bariatric surgery introduces changes to the gastrointestinal system that can impact dietary intake and quality.… Read More »

Why a Dietitian Stresses Bone Health Post-WLS

This post was written for Bariatric Choice by Lisa Diewald R.D. and Sharon Howard R.D. of Nutrition for Living When you decided to pursue bariatric surgery, you knew that a dramatic change in your eating style would be necessary, and no doubt this caused some trepidation. As you navigated through and practiced, you may have found some… Read More »

Get More With Less From This New Bariatric Chewable Multivitamin

While doctor prescribed post-weight loss surgery supplementation is extremely important to long-term health (vitamin and mineral deficiency is one of the most common complications post-WLS), sometimes it’s much easier said than done. The problem can be the difficulty in taking a large handful of vitamins each day, like a multivitamin plus separate supplements for Vitamin D, B-12,… Read More »

Ten Bariatric Rules to Live By

This article was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard, R.D. These are habits that should be well established during your first six months after surgery. If you want to maintain the weight loss you have achieved, you must continue following these basic rules of bariatric surgery. Have 3-4 small balanced meals a day. If you… Read More »

Vitamin & Mineral Needs Of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Gastric bypass and other types of bariatric surgery dramatically alter your body’s ability to absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients from the smaller amounts of food you’ll be eating. The resulting vitamin and mineral deficiencies can have serious medical implications. Vitamins and minerals contribute to your post bariatric surgery health in a number of ways, including… Read More »

Why Protein is Important Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

If you haven’t yet had your bariatric surgery, it’s important to prepare yourself for the process, and Lori Rosenthal, a registered dietician specializing in weight loss and bariatric issues suggests the following. “You need to create good habits that you’ll follow after your surgery. To be realistic, you need to start small, eating three small meals… Read More »