Protein and Vitamins

Bariatric surgery is a life changing experience.  Learning new ways to eat and the importance of protein and vitamins is integral to the health of a bariatric patient. 

PROTEIN: Meeting your protein needs after surgery is very important and will vary depending on the type of weight loss surgery you have planned.

  • Sleeve and Bypass we recommend 50-70 g protein daily
  • DS we recommend 70-90 g protein daily

VITAMINS: In your nutritional appointments we talk about the importance of vitamins and taking the right kind to meet your weight loss surgery needs.

For a Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy you will need:

  • bariatric multivitamin with iron
  • calcium citrate with vitamin D (1200-1500 mg daily)
  • additional B12 as needed.

 For BP Duodenal Switch (DS) you will need:

  • bariatric multivitamin with iron that contains higher quantities of fat-soluble vitamins (ADEK)
  • calcium citrate with vitamin D (1800-2400 mg daily)
  • additional B12 as needed.

Listen to our dietitian, Wynnie Hoodis, speak about several bariatric nutrition topics on our podcast Winning Through Losing.

BARIATRIC NUTRITION

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN AND VITAMINS

LABEL READING AND GROCERY SHOPPING

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