Cinco de Mayo just a few short weeks away. This recipe will give you that fiesta flavor without all the calories and carbs. It’s a great addition to your weight loss meal options. Bariatric surgery patients will want to wait a few months post-surgery to enjoy this tasty dish.
- 1 10 oz. bag of frozen fiesta vegetable blend, thawed
- 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 24 oz. jar of medium black bean and corn salsa
- 1 32 oz. no salt added or reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth [click to continue…]
Q. I know after weight loss surgery my diet will change dramatically, and proper nutrition is going to be a big part of both the healing and weight loss process. In taking this step towards better health, how do I make sure my body gets the vitamins and nutrients it needs if I can’t eat as much?
A. Weight loss surgery not only changes how much food you eat on a daily basis, it changes how your body digests that food. That is why all patients need to take vitamins and supplements every day to stay well-nourished and healthy.
Bariatric surgery changes the body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients such as iron, vitamin B12, folate, calcium and vitamin D. Because you are not able to take in enough food to meet your vitamin and mineral requirements, diet supplements are essential. Without them, you will become malnourished.
Taking a daily multivitamin, plus other supplements, can prevent or reduce these nutritional deficiencies. Our team at the Methodist Physicians Clinic Bariatric Surgery clinic recommends you take a multivitamin, plus extra supplements of calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and iron.
So what should you look for in vitamins and supplements?
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