The purpose of your surgery is to reduce the amount of food you can eat. After surgery, your diet will consist of small, high-protein meals. It is important for you to eat slowly and chew well. You will be eating less food and fewer calories. For this reason, you will need to take vitamin and mineral supplements daily.
Following Bariatric surgery it is impossible to meet your entire daily vitamin and mineral needs. Although your selection of food choices will be healthier by eliminating excess fats, sugars and carbohydrates, the amount you’re able to consume is limited. In addition, the surgery itself affects the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, hence the need for supplements. Deficiencies can develop in a matter of months. The most common deficiencies are iron, folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and vitamin B1.
At Healthy Living, we will help you to follow the convenient diet that suits with your surgery.