KeralaClick.com |

Myth: Gastric Bypass Patients Can Never Be Nutritionally Healthy



A common claim from gastric bypass detractors is that after surgery patients can never be nutritionally healthy and they must take daily vitamin supplements just to survive.

It is a mistaken notion that weight loss surgery patients cannot lead a nutritionally sound life. The assumption is due to the restrictive and malabsorptive nature of the surgery it is impossible to eat a nutritionally sound diet. However, when healthy food choices are combined with a solid vitamin and mineral supplement program bariatric patients do enjoy sound nutritional health. In fact, after surgery, most weight loss patients are more nutritionally healthy than before surgery.

Furthermore, evidence suggests most Americans should take vitamin and mineral supplements to ensure nutritional wellness. In the 2005 Dietary Guidelines published jointly by the Department of Agriculture and Department of Health & Human Services the government concedes that dietary supplements are a useful source of nutrients when nutritional needs are not being met through diet.

Here's the quote: "A basic premise of the Dietary Guidelines is that nutrient needs should be met primarily through consuming foods. . . In certain cases, fortified foods and dietary supplements may be useful sources of one or more nutrients that otherwise might be consumed in less than recommended amounts."

In most cases Americans, even those criticizing gastric bypass, don't meet their RDI of vitamins. Furthermore, most Americans do not know the specific guidelines are for vitamin and mineral intake. Even more alarming, because Americans do not consistently have annual check-ups and blood work, many do not know the state of their nutritional health.

WLS patients who return annually to their bariatric centers undergo blood tests to screen for nutritional health. Most patients meet with a nutritionist to assess vitamin and mineral needs and make adjustments for better health. Gastric bypass patients are on top of the nutritional game when they follow the program.

Bariatric patients who desire optimum health and nutrition will take dietary supplements daily. Combined with wise healthful food choices they can meet their body's nutritional needs.

The Food and Drug Administration considers vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, animal extracts, amino acids, proteins, concentrates, and teas dietary supplements. The FDA governs the labeling and intake recommendations for dietary supplements. The following are FDA terms for describing dietary and nutritional needs:

DVs: Daily Values - Daily values are two sets of references: DRV's and RDIs.

DRVs: Daily Reference Values - a set of dietary references that applies to fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, protein, fiber, sodium, and potassium

RDIs: Reference Daily Intakes - a set of dietary references based on the Recommended Dietary Allowances for essential vitamins and minerals and, in selected groups, protein. RDI's are essential to our health.

RDAs: Recommended Dietary Allowances - a set of estimated nutrient allowances required daily to maintain good health - established by the National Academy of Sciences. It is updated periodically to reflect current scientific knowledge. RDA's set the minimum intakes of vitamins and minerals and protein needed for the average person to stay healthy.

2005 Kaye Bailey - All Rights Reserved

Kaye Bailey is a weight loss surgery success story having maintained her health and goal weight for 5+ years. An award winning journalist, she is the author and webmaster of http://www.livingafterwls.com and http://www.livingafterwls.blogspot.com

Fresh & insightful content is added daily, check in often.

To subscribe to the LivingAfterWLS monthly newsletter "You Have Arrived" click on http://www.livingafterwls.com and enter your details in the subscription box.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Trying to lose weight? The best way is one pound at a time
MyDaytonDailyNews
Have you ever tried to lose weight? Many of you may be shaking your heads. Have you gone on and off diets or ever had a big weight loss only to put the weight back on again? Research shows that slow and steady wins the weight loss race in the end. It ...



WLWT Cincinnati

8 New Year's resolutions that aren't about weight loss
WLWT Cincinnati
With only a few weeks to go before the new year, you've probably been seeing a lot of dieting ads all over the place, and the hashtag "#NewYearNewMe" is coming back with a vengeance. Of course getting (and staying) healthy is important, but if the idea ...

and more »


SELF

Let's Talk About the Myth of Running and Weight Loss
SELF
Weight loss certainly isn't a goal for everyone, nor should it be. Even if weight loss is a goal for you, running can be worthwhile for other reasons. Running offers a slew of health benefits, from boosting mood and sleep quality to improving heart ...



Newsweek

When Is the Best Time to Work Out For Weight Loss and Better Sleep?
Newsweek
Another study indicated that moderate exercise for 45 minutes in the morning reduced appetite, the site reports. However, numerous studies have shown that exercising itself can reduce appetite. Research from 2016 revealed that rigorous exercise curbed ...



NBCNews.com

What 5 months of consistent, healthy weight loss looks like
NBCNews.com
What 5 months of consistent, healthy weight loss looks like. There is no magic switch that makes you suddenly love running and eating kale. Here's how Daniel J. Green found weight-loss success, one step at a time. by Daniel J. Green / Dec.15.2017 / 11 ...



The Hindu

Two ways to weight-loss diets
The Hindu
There are more than a thousand diets out there that promise quick weight loss. There are also an equal number of non-diets that promote slow and sustainable weight loss. While they all work in their own way and provide results to those who put in the ...
Weight Loss and Weight Management Diets Market: GlaxoSmithKline, Herbalife, Abbott Nutrition, Nestle SAMilTech

all 2 news articles »


Southgate News Herald

Taylor Recreation Center offering weight loss competition
Southgate News Herald
The Taylor Recreation Department has the answer for you, heading into 2018. It's call Resolution Solutions' Weight Loss Competition, which will kick off a nine-week session on January 13, fresh off the holiday season. Join the program from January 13 ...



Vox

Jewel's journey: how one teen battled obesity with medicine's best — and most underused — tool
Vox
As more and more people find themselves with no real options for weight loss, doctors are turning to bariatric surgery, which involves permanently altering the stomach to restrict the amount of food it can hold. Some doctors are even now arguing it ...

and more »


Waxahachie Daily Light

The Vance Hinds Experience: One man's weight-loss journey turns into social media inspiration
Waxahachie Daily Light
After listening to “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, Vance Hinds found the inspiration to embark on his journey to a lighter, healthier life. But along with the strides of determination, he's started a movement with friends and strangers on social ...



KCRA Sacramento

Roseville School District offers free weight-loss program to staff
KCRA Sacramento
A Maine mother is celebrating Christmas early, thanks to a secret Santa who left a hefty tip just in time for the holidays. Trisha Murphy, of Sullivan, works at Denny's in Ellsworth and at a nursing home. She is also going to school while raising her ...

and more »

Google News

Google
home | site map
© KeralaClick.com 2006