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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.

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