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What happens if I don’t take my vitamins?

This week’s #BFHolidayChallenge is to take all your vitamins every day. I often get asked, “What happens if I don’t take my vitamins?” Here is my story about why vitamin compliance is a critical habit for weight loss surgery patients to learn. It was late. Way late. So late, in fact, that I almost wondered why I was bothering with dinner at …

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Foodie-sentials: Iron – Why Eating Your Spinach Isn’t Enough

(Check out last month’s article: The Sunshine Vitamin.) By Kelly Morris Despite non-op opinions to the contrary, luck doesn’t get you very far after weight loss surgery. If you want to be healthy and have energy, you need your vitamins and minerals, including iron.  We need adequate iron in order for our blood to carry oxygen to all our vital organs, …

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

The Sunshine Vitamin by Kelly Morris Another reason to love sunny days: free vitamins (sort of). Vitamin D is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because our body can make vitamin D in response to sunlight. Most people, whether they’ve had weight loss surgery or not, don’t get enough vitamin D just from exposure to sunlight, though, and according to the …

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Is there such thing as too many vitamins?

By Kelly  Morris (Please note that this article is the result of research done by Foodie News writer Kelly Morris. Kelly is not a nutritionist or a physician, but is simply reporting her findings through this article. The contents of this article are for informational purposes only. Please consult your own physician regarding your personal vitamin dosages and lab reports. …

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What Vitamins Should Duodenal Switch Patients Take?

(Check out last month’s article: What vitamins should RNY patients take?)   In previous months we’ve talked about the vitamins that are recommended for lap band patients, vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients, and gastric bypass patients. Today, we’re going to talk about the vitamins duodenal switch (DS) folks need. The DS is both a restrictive and a malabsorptive surgery. The smaller stomach helps patients eat …

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Foodie-sentials: What vitamins should RNY patients take?

Check out last month’s article: What vitamins should VSG patients take?) Last month I told you about the vitamins that are recommended for vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) patients. Today, I’m going to tell you about the vitamins that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients (RNY) are advised to take. Gastric bypass patients need to take more vitamins than lap band patients or …

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Foodie-sentials: What Vitamins Should VSG patients take?

  Last month we talked about the vitamins lap band patients need to take daily, and now we’re going to talk about the vitamins vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) patients need. The requirements for VSG and lap band patients are fairly similar. That’s because both are restrictive procedures, which means that they limit the amount of food you can eat, and …

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Foodie-sentials: What Vitamins Should Lap-Band Patients Take?

  We all know that after weight loss surgery we have to take vitamins, right?  All of us, every day, for the rest of our lives. Whether you’ve had lap band surgery, RNY gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or duodenal switch, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has a recommended vitamin regimen for you! The question is …

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