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If there is one thing we can expect after weight loss surgery, it's change. You can be ready to embrace your new lifestyle by enjoying the positives and making up your mind to embrace and make the best of the rest.

Taking vitamins after weight-loss surgery can be a nuisance. But not taking them can put your newly found chance at a better quality of life at risk. Taking vitamins and supplements becomes a lot more important after weight loss surgery procedures.

But the best news is that even though we have to take a few more vitamins than we did before surgery, losing weight brings hope for better health and a greater possibility of less prescription medications for the future.

Step One: Get Organized

I don't get excited about swallowing pills, but I have found that taking vitamin supplements worked better when I developed a routine in which to take them. The whole process can be made easier by moving forward with a plan. 

Remember there are 24 hours in every day and a time for everything. Armed with a little information on how vitamins work best, a handy pill case and a little scheduling and you'll be in sync in no time!

  • First, make a list of the vitamins and medications you take.
  • Pill cases will allow you to organize and simplify.
  • Vitamins and medications work better when taken under certain conditions, a little knowledge about your medications and supplements, establishing a plan, getting orgranized, and developing new habits are the keys to success. 

Step Two: Develop A Plan

There are plenty of articles here on Miles to Go Blog on vitamins. And even more on information on the internet. But here are a few tips to get you started. 

Vitamin D and B, Calcium and Multi-vitamins should be on your list. These are among the most important vitamins to take after weight loss surgery. So lets start with Vitamin D. 

Vitamin D

Splitting doses of vitamin D (in 2000 IU at a time) can ensure steady blood levels. Studies suggest that taking vitamin D (in easy-to-swallow softgels), with your heaviest meal of the day, either breakfast or lunch.

Vitamin D is fat soluable, which means it is better absorbed with with healthy fats such as avocado, olives, salmon, or nut butters. This has been proven to increase blood levels by 50 percent.

Vitamin D interrupts the body’s production of melatonin and can disrupt sleep. So take it earlier in the day.

In our upcoming posts, we will cover vitamin B and Calcium. 

Yes, you can. You have many more miles to go!

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