After bariatric weight loss surgery, your dietician will have a plan for you to follow because healthy eating habits are vital to the best quality of life. More fluids and less sugar/refined carbohydrates are basic guidelines that will bring some changes to your lifestyle, including a lifelong requirement of vitamin and mineral supplementation (asmbs).
If you are unfamiliar, many different vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, B12, selenium, and zinc become mandatory after surgery. Spotlighting our newest addition, MAKERS NUTRITION’S STOCK BARIATRIC FORMULA includes, but is not limited to: Vitamin A, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and iron. What makes this formula special? People won’t have to take as many supplements! While they may still have to take other capsules, softgels, etc., they won’t need to purchase as many individual supplements.
A large part of post-surgery life is making sure you are drinking enough water daily. Dehydration is in fact the most common reason for readmission to the hospital. If the body is dehydrated, it will not be able to function at its best (asmbs). This is not something to worry about, however, as long as water is made a priority. With or without weight loss surgery, water is important, but it is especially key to those who have undergone such a major procedure.
“Water Would Be Great, Thanks!”
We’ve all been offered a glass of water—be it at someone’s house or in a restaurant. Most of us have also been inclined to say “no, thank you” because we just weren’t thirsty. The 8x8 rule suggests we should be drinking eight 8-oz. glasses of water per day. Our body requires fluid to burn its stored fat calories for energy. So regardless of thirst status, take them up on the offer. Another suggestion: carry a bottle of water with you at all times, particularly when you won’t be home for a while.
Don’t Ignore the Signs
Have a headache? You might think it’s sinuses. A little dizzy? You might be coming down with something. But have you ever thought you were dehydrated? Most of us haven’t… until we passed out.
Headaches, hard stools, dizziness upon standing/sitting up, and thirst, of course, are all signs of dehydration (asmbs). This is detrimental to your health, so be proactive and keep that bottle of water nearby.
It Takes Two to Tango
Enough water and proper nutrition, which includes adequate supplementation, will help pave the way to an altogether healthier body. Offering customers the option to choose a product that covers much of their supplement needs could help make the lives of those adjusting to post-weight loss surgery a bit easier.
Thinking about it? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Visit https://www.makersnutrition.com/stock-formulas/ to learn more about our stock formulas and give us a call at 1-844-625-3771 to speak with a specialist about your next (or first) bariatric product!
*Disclaimer: Everyone should contact a licensed physician before taking any dietary supplement.