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The Bariatric Foodie Season of Giving – Week Four!

What? You thought it was over???

No! We’ve got TWO more giveaways to do! That should ride us into “2014 Bariatric Foodie Pledge” Season nicely (click this link to check out last year’s Pledge to get familiar – it’s so much FUN!).

This week’s giveaway is a little bit different. To explain how, I made a video BUT if you don’t have 3:19 minutes (or just don’t feel like listening to me talk) the run-down is below the video! (Or if you wanna skip it all and go to the contest widget, scroll down but do stop and read the information listed under IMPORTANT STUFF…cuz…like…it’s important stuff….)

The Run Down


This week’s giveaway item is BariMelts! It’s a new vitamin product for bariatric patients and I got the opportunity to sample them at the Obesity Action Coalition’s “Your Weight Matters” Convention in Phoenix. I liked the product and so I reached out to them to see if I could get some for my Foodie Nation.

As it turns out they are doing a full-on launch of their products in 2014: a website, Facebook Page, Twitter handle…the whole nine! You know what this means? You guys are getting the chance to win a product that few post-ops have tried yet!


So let me tell you a bit about this product.

BariMelts will offer four products:

  • Multi-vitamin
  • Calcium + Vitamin D3 & Magnesium
  • Iron + Vitamin C
  • B-Complex

And of course I had to ask all the important questions I think you guys would want to know.

  • These are flavored vitamins, but they are made using only natural flavors and sweeteners.
  • The tablets really do dissolve in your mouth (I’ve tried them, they do!) so there’s no need to take them with water (which can be really helpful for newer and/or “on the go” Foodies)
  • They are made in the United States (Florida to be exact and were formulated by a team of scientists/pharmacists)
If you have any other questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll ask them and get right back to you! 
My full review of the vitamins is forthcoming BUT I didn’t want to wait to give some away. THREE Foodies will get the chance to win the full line of vitamins. 
IMPORTANT STUFF (if you’ve skimmed thus far, please read this!)
Because BariMelts is such a new company, we want to get the word out there about this new option! As such, the rules for this giveaway are a bit different than others. You may claim as many of the entries in the widget below as you want, however, in order to be selected as the winner you have to have either liked BariMelts on Facebook or followed @BariMelts on Twitter. From there, grab up as many entries as you can!
I really want us to rock out this contest because I’ve told the BariMelts folks about the power of the Foodie Nation in getting the word out about a product. So let’s DO this!
This giveaway is open to Foodies in the 50 United States and Canada.

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2 comments

  1. I reside in Tamarac, Florida. I have a lapband 5 years. I have not taken any vitamins and am suffering because of it. Can u send to me some barimelt samples? Please? I had originally lost 96 lbs and in 18 months I gained 30 lbs from depression from my brother’s death. I am 67 years old and I am at my wits end. I am unable to even find a Dr who will treat me. I have Medicare insurance. One Dr demands $500.00 cash up front. I am on a fixed income and paid cash for my lapband.
    Could u please help me? Thanks. Ilene Falley 7108 nw 75 street, Tamarac, fl.954-721-9369 , lizybird@aol.com

    • FoodieNation_Admin10

      Hey there! Let’s talk about two problems separately. First, your follow-up care. Do you have a primary care physician? Most can handle long-term aftercare with a few good resources. Be sure to check out this post about what vitamins lap-band patients should take (http://www.bariatricfoodie.com/foodie-sentials-what-vitamins-should-3/). Also here’s a post on a good friend of mine’s website that goes over the labs long-term bariatric patients should get at least annuall (http://pamtremble.blogspot.com/2008/10/labwork-recommendations-after-wls.html). From there you might ask for a referral to a bariatric dietician (you don’t have to go through a surgeon’s office to see a dietician) and manage your care that way. Many bariatric surgeons are hesitant to take on the long-term care of patients on whom they didn’t operate unfortunately.

      As to the vitamins, I have good news! BariMelts is doing a sample pack promotion currently. If you visit barimelts.com/foodie you can learn all about it. The sample pack is cheap (just $2.95). And if you like them you can use the code “FOODIE10” to get a 10% discount off your first order. I hope all that helps!