From the research on long term progress after weight loss surgery, the message is clear that there is a real need to keep taking additional vitamins and minerals each day.
At SOS we usually recommend you take Clinicians Vitamin and mineral boost (1 heaped teaspoon of powder per day or 8 capsules). Ideally you split the dose between two meals.
A new product has arrived in New Zealand that is a good alternative if you are not so keen on the taste of Clinicians. It is called Nutrichew and is available to buy on line from Band Buddies.
www.bandbuddies.co.nz is a new website selling products designed for people who have had gastric band surgery.
Nutrichew is a chewable multivitamin-mineral that tastes similar to a vitamin C tablet. You take two each day.
Nutrichew has been specifically designed for lap band patients but is suitable for all who have had weight loss surgery.
If you have had a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass, we still recommend you take extra calcium, B12 and iron.
Bandbuddies also sell ready to eat meals called Nutrimeals, for example a chicken tikka masala. The meals are packaged in a pouch and can be kept in a pantry. To use, you just heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Each meal provides about 1035 kilojoules and 26.5 g Protein.
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