Lifelong vitamin and mineral supplementation is essential in weight-loss surgery patients to prevent side-effects such as osteoporosis and fractures. However, patient compliance with supplements is known to be poor. New methods of achieving long-term compliance are offering better routes to improving the health of bariatric surgery patients.
Today I am delighted to announce a collaboration with two very experienced bariatric dieticians who will bring some further professional advice to bariatriccookery.com Lisa and Monica (see their profiles below) will bring some much-needed, scientific-based information to bariatric patients who are faced with constant (and sometimes conflicting) advice relating to their diet/lifestyle/exercise regime pre-
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I’m frequently asked for recommendations of protein drinks or recipes for the 1st stage of ‘eating’ after WLS. For the former I say trial and error (often the latter) will guide you to the one you like – I didn’t find many, they were mainly overly sweet and synthetic tasting – I preferred to stick
Way too often, people start a diet, especially at the beginning of the New Year, get excited about it for a few days, and then return to their normal habits when it gets in the way of their lifestyle. This goes for WLS patients too believe it or not! The major problem here is that