Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

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Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

It’s great that you’ve made the smart decision to finally take control of your health through bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery has been proven to help people just like you get weight problems under control. Still, bariatric surgery is a serious operation and there are some steps that need to be taken beforehand. The first step is determining if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery states that candidates should not be more than 100 pounds overweight. The ideal candidate for bariatric surgery should have a BMI over 25 with a secondary...

Choosing Your Bariatric Surgery and Where to Get It

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Choosing Your Bariatric Surgery and Where to Get It

Bariatric surgery can transform the medical journey to losing weight. Its primary goal is to limit food intake and calorie absorption. You'll likely see success immediately after because you'll find yourself unable to eat large volumes of food. In fact, a key concern after the surgery is making sure you're able to consume enough nutrients. You'll likely need to take some bariatric vitamins and meal replacements to ensure a balanced diet, and you might have to look into fortified foods such as protein cereal, protein chips, and so on. Your long-term success hinges on making positive lifestyle changes toward consistent,...

Making the Decision to Receive Bariatric Surgery

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Making the Decision to Receive Bariatric Surgery

Gaining weight didn't happen overnight and the things that caused the weight gain won't be eliminated once bariatric surgery has been performed — there will always be more work to do to stay healthy. Weight loss is a life-long process, even if you made the choice to receive a bariatric procedure. In order for bariatric surgery to be a success, you need to be willing to curb the habits that caused you to gain the weight in the first place. Other eligibility factors While obesity is the most common reason for bariatric procedures, you may be eligible if you're are...

Our Favorite Bariatric Vitamin Brands

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Our Favorite Bariatric Vitamin Brands

If you or a loved one has just had bariatric surgery, you’ll need to be aware of how your lifestyle is going to change moving forward. Based on the recommendations from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, you should only be consuming between 400 and 900 calories a day and a minimum of 65 to 75 grams of protein. After surgery, you’ll need to cut down dramatically on the amount of food you eat, but your body will still need lots of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, vitamin D and B12. You should be taking a multivitamin, but that won’t...

A Guide to Bariatric Fusion Vitamins after Bariatric Surgery

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A Guide to Bariatric Fusion Vitamins after Bariatric Surgery

While the bariatric patient will see a sudden drop in weight after their procedure, they’ll need to continue eating a balanced healthy diet if they’re going to maintain their weight. That means getting plenty of bariatric vitamins and minerals from supplements like those manufactured by Bariatric Fusion.