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I am 1 week post op from my d.s. overall doing well staples came out yesterday down 27 total pounds since I began the preoperative diet. Having a tough time with not stretching and lifting I was feeling so good I tried to do housework and I'm back to day one. Also the Vitamins and Protein are gross and advice on a better tasting alternative sine we're chewable for life. Thanks in advance.

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Glad to hear about your progress! Sorry though I don't have any suggestions on Vitamins as I am still pre-op. But I thought that chewables were only needed for the first few months? I recall in my manual that you can have capsules but any tablets need to be crushed or chewables. Maybe this is different than yours? Anyway, good luck finding something that works for you! And happy to see another DSer here

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Which ones have you tried? I am looking into then now...and seems the choices are Bariatric Advantage or Celebrate.

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I'm still pre-op, but it was recommended at our orientation class that we use Flintstones chewable multi Vitamins with Iron 2x daily.

My nutritionist says the most important thing we need is niacin some of the ones I've looked at do not have that and also I read somewhere else that someone ended up back in the hospital because of Flintstone vit.

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I'm still pre-op, but it was recommended at our orientation class that we use Flintstones chewable multi Vitamins with Iron 2x daily.

My nutritionist says the most important thing we need is niacin some of the ones I've looked at do not have that and also I read somewhere else that someone ended up back in the hospital because of Flintstone vit.

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Oh WOW!! THANKS for that sharing that bit of important info!!

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I had RNY gastric bypass surgery whereas you had gastric sleeve. I take a lot of Vitamins and will do so for the rest of my life. But only one of my Vitamins was a chewable. I was also told do not use the gummy vitamins. So you may want to check with your nutritionist before you make that change.

After surgery, I lost the ability to swallow anything medium to large, so most of my vitamins either had to be split or crushed in order to swallow them. After about 2 months this problem went away and I regained my ability to swallow.

From my perspective all Protein shakes taste terrible. But after surgery I had to take them because the Protein that I consumed from food was so minuscule that my body would be damaged if I didn't. Your protein daily requirement is met by a combination of the protein obtained from protein supplements combined with the protein from meals. As my meal volume increased (over the next 1 1/2 years), I was able to decrease my reliance on Protein Shakes because I concentrated on consuming high protein meals. I went from 3 Protein Shakes a day, down to 2, then down to 1 and finally none. The important point here is you don't have to like your protein supplement; you just have to tolerate it. I used Muscle Milk Light (vanilla Creme) blended with Water and added a half a banana to give it better flavor.

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I had RNY gastric bypass surgery whereas you had gastric sleeve. I take a lot of Vitamins and will do so for the rest of my life. But only one of my Vitamins was a chewable. I was also told do not use the gummy vitamins. So you may want to check with your nutritionist before you make that change.

After surgery, I lost the ability to swallow anything medium to large, so most of my vitamins either had to be split or crushed in order to swallow them. After about 2 months this problem went away and I regained my ability to swallow.

From my perspective all Protein shakes taste terrible. But after surgery I had to take them because the Protein that I consumed from food was so minuscule that my body would be damaged if I didn't. Your protein daily requirement is met by a combination of the protein obtained from protein supplements combined with the protein from meals. As my meal volume increased (over the next 1 1/2 years), I was able to decrease my reliance on Protein Shakes because I concentrated on consuming high protein meals. I went from 3 Protein Shakes a day, down to 2, then down to 1 and finally none. The important point here is you don't have to like your protein supplement; you just have to tolerate it. I used Muscle Milk Light (vanilla Creme) blended with Water and added a half a banana to give it better flavor.

I actually had the duodenal switch which is why the chewable Vitamin for life statement. I was hoping someone knew of a tasty Protein Drink I'm at the point where I dread it. Have you tried the unflavored and added to crystal light? Just asking because the tubs aren't cheap and I currently have 4 taking up space in the kitchen that aren't palatable.

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Hello to a new DSer.

First let me say I only took chewables for the first few months or so. After that it was 2 regular multis a day. (Of course, along with a whole lot of other vits and minerals).

Personally, I didn't care for powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury. However, many do so it's probably worth trying.

Since I couldn't eat enough for the first 2 years, I drank one shake a day. I didn't love them but they were palatable. I used Muscle Milk and Myloplex. They came in 4 packs and were premade. So I never had to use powder or mix anything.

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Hello to a new DSer.

First let me say I only took chewables for the first few months or so. After that it was 2 regular multis a day. (Of course, along with a whole lot of other vits and minerals).

Personally, I didn't care for unjury. However, many do so it's probably worth trying.

Since I couldn't eat enough for the first 2 years, I drank one shake a day. I didn't love them but they were palatable. I used Muscle Milk and Myloplex. They came in 4 packs and were premade. So I never had to use powder or mix anything.

So how has the weight loss been with the d.s. long term I haven't ever talked to anyone who had it done a while ago?

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Take a look at my pics and you'll see. :)

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