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On 10/11/2020 at 20:11, mariangel174@yahoo.com said:



Having surgery December 9th and I am lost as to what I need before the surgery after the surgery and while I'm recuperating at home . Really nervous about not being able to afford the shakes and Vitamins.


You can do the shakes for less if you belong to like a BJs or COSCO or Sam club. Or you can make your own worst case you can buy yogurt n put in a blender with some Water or Fairlife milk. But you will be fine because all the money you would be spending on food at a grocery store on stuff for you to eat you will now have to use on your shakes n other stuff you need. I am on a budget and I spend less now then I did before surgery. I am only three months out. I have a Fairlife nutrition vanilla shake mixed into my three shots of espresso with 1 tbsp Torani sf vanilla for Breakfast every morning and lunch is like 3 oz of something n dinner is same . You eat so little after surgery that you will still have spent less then before even after the cost of the shakes. Trust the process it can be very overwhelming but you will thank yourself when it’s done . You are worth this. Oh check the local dollar tree they have Premier Protein shakes in Carmel and apple cinnamon oats now at $1 each. They are like $ 19.00 at bjs for 12. You could see if your store has them before they sell out.

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I also use Centrum and vactive C&D chews you can also do flinstone multi Vitamin. My vitamin b complex is from Walmart in a liquid drop form it costs like $3. Trust me you can do it some vitamin brands are crazy prices but stick to the normal.

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The BariatricPal Store has some really affordable Vitamins (FYI, most of the vitamins you can buy at regular stores don't have everything you need as a bariatric patient). Your surgeon probably wants you to take chewable vitamins for the first couple of months:

https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatric-vitamins/products/bariatricpal-multivitamin-one-day-bariatric-mixed-berry-chewable-45mg-iron?variant=28178713739341

I take these and I don't care for the taste (I'm 3 months out, so I'll be switching to the capsules once I run out of the chewables), but they're ok and the price is great. They probably have everything you need except Calcium, unless you have a specific deficiency. Calcium needs to be taken separately from Iron because calcium and iron interfere with each other, so you'll need a separate calcium citrate supplement (make sure it's calcium citrate -- most of the calcium supplements at regular stores are calcium carbonate).

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For me, getting to my highest weight meant eating fast food twice a day. Following my current nutrition plan involves home prepared meals and packing a lunch to work. I'm saving so much money I'm sure the savings will offset the out of pocket (thousands) I had to pay for surgery and treatment this year. I take a bariatric Vitamin once a day from BariatricPal. I just passed my blood work so I know the Vitamins are quality.

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8 hours ago, California Guy said:

For me, getting to my highest weight meant eating fast food twice a day. Following my current nutrition plan involves home prepared meals and packing a lunch to work. I'm saving so much money I'm sure the savings will offset the out of pocket (thousands) I had to pay for surgery and treatment this year. I take a bariatric Vitamin once a day from BariatricPal. I just passed my blood work so I know the Vitamins are quality.

i agree.... i haven't had a fast-food burger in over 10 years. Don't miss it either. This time i also gave up Mt. Dew.... it has always been my kryptonite.... It's been 1 year and 4 months since i had one.

@mariangel174@yahoo.com Don't overbuy.... I would say get a few of one kind (unless you live far away). Lots of peoples taste change after SX. If you buy in bulk, you will have it forever.....

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