- HEALTH TRACKER
Duodenal Switch (Lap) 01-24-11 | Surgeon: Stephen Boyce | High weight: 250 in 2002 | Surgery weight: 203 | Lowest weight: 121 | Current weight: 140 | Goal weight: 135
5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish?
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So many surgeons are clueless on what a DSer really needs for ongoing nutrition. Mine wasn't much better with her recommendations. Fortunately, there was a lot of sharing of information here before the moderators went rogue and chased off the majority of the veterans.
Vitalady's packages are good in that they cover absolutely everything your body may need. Some need more than others, but this is a great overall hit if you don't want to do your own analysis of labs and such. The alternative would be to piece together from different recources. I get the majority of my vitamins locally taking advantage of BOGO sales and stocking up. I do get my dry vitamins from Vitalady, though. I take the A D E and K separately, for the ADEK multi doesn't have near enough for me.
At a minimum, I recommend:
Double-dose of a good multi like Centrum (generic equivalent is fine)
1500 mg Calicum Citrate (citrate is important - not the other types of calcium)
100 mg zinc
50 mcg B12
50,000 iu DRY D
10,000 iu DRY A
Copper (helps zinc to be absorbed)
(I added dry E and K later on when my body needed it)
If you choose to do it this way - you can save a lot of money, however you'll want to learn how to read your labwork (do NOT settle for a nurse telling you your levels are okay), see downward trends and adjust before they get low. It's not hard.