Diet and Lifestyle

How Long will I have to take Vitamins and Minerals?

VItamins and Minerals after Bariatric Surgery

You will have to take lifelong vitamin and mineral supplementation. A stricter supplementation regimen will have to be followed in case you opt for Duodenal Switch or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.

Our Bariatric Nutritionist adds:

Think of vitamins/minerals as life-long medications. Each year, get your labs checked to make sure everything is in the right range. Everyone is different and two people taking the exact same supplements can have completely different lab results. At certain points in your life you may need to take more or less of some vitamins and minerals.

The time to take action is NOW! Here is a dose of weight loss motivation to keep you going. 

Act now quote

Related Articles

  • Coping with Hunger between Meals in Pre-op Bariatric Diet

    Question: What to do if you are really hungry between meals on the pre-op bariatric surgery diet? Our US-Registered Dietitian Answers: This 3-step guide will help you through feeling hungry between...
  • Apps for Food Journaling

    Question: What apps do you recommend instead of a food journal for tracking bariatric surgery diet? Answer:  Some of the free apps for food journaling as recommended by our US-registered...
  • Supplementing Meals With Protein Shakes 6 Months Post-Op

    A client who had her weight loss surgery in Mexico asks: Is it OK to supplement meals with protein shake (6 months after bariatric surgery, especially when one in busy;...
  • Post-Op Gastric Sleeve Diet Guidelines

    Post-Op Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

    A well-balanced, nutritional diet is vital in the months following the surgery. Subsequent to surgery strict liquid diet is mandatory to increase the efficacy of the procedure and reduce certain...

US-registered Bariatric Dietitian

US-registered Bariatric Dietitian
Katelyn Mock is a US-registered Bariatric Dietitian certified by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 8 years of experience in formulating and reviewing diet programs across various hospital settings, Katelyn has also served as the Lead Bariatric Dietitian for the Ohio State University Medical Center.

On-site Bariatric Nutritionist in Tijuana