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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vitamins


I've had several people ask me what I take for vitamins, so I thought I'd do a post on my vitamin regimen.  Once a week, I portion all of my vitamins out for the week (usually on Sunday nights) and put them in my pill organizer.  I got my pill organizer from Amazon and I love it because all of my vitamins fit in it and I can take the individual days and throw it in my purse without having to take the whole thing.  It really helps me to remember to take my vitamins and also remember which ones I have already taken for the day.


So here is what I take every day.  All of my vitamins are chewable, because they are easier to get down with the lap-band.  

I take this multi-vitamin from Opurity every day.  The great thing about this multi-vitamin is that you only have to take one a day.  The taste is not bad at all and I have compared this vitamin with so many others and I feel like it has the most of everything that I need.  And it's specifically formulated for people with the lap-band.  

These calcium and vitamin D pills that I take daily are also from Opurity.  The have an orange flavor and I think they're pretty good!  If you don't like chalky type vitamins you probably won't like these, but that doesn't bother me at all.  The only other downside is that you have to take 4 a day, but I kind of look at them as my dessert.  When I started my weight-loss journey last year, my vitamin D levels were really low, so this has helped a lot.

I take these Omega-3 gummy vitamins every day.  I think they taste pretty good and help to get in my omega-3s, especially since I really don't like fish.  I get these vitamins at Costco.

I recently started taking these B12 vitamins.  They taste good and seem to be helping me with my energy levels.  I bought these at Target.

And lastly I take these Fiber Gummies.  Because I have a protein drink for breakfast every day, these really help to keep things moving :)  These Fiber Gummies are also from Costco.

Hope that helps.  So far it really works for me and I feel great!  For everything that I take it's 55 calories a day.  I try to look at taking them as a little bit of a dessert and it helps to curb my sweet tooth after a meal.  Here is the info from MyFitnessPal.


What do you take for your vitamin regimen?

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this! I haven't even gone over this with my surgeon since my surgery isn't scheduled yet but I like to be prepared so it's nice to see what I will need to do. I LOVE your pillbox! Just may have to get me one ;)

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  2. I'm at 6.35 cc/10cc band and I am happy to say that I'm able to take most regular pills orally without any problems. I just discovered a few days ago that I can tolerate those big honkin' fish oil pills, too. I take them at bedtime when the band is the loosest. I guess i'm lucky...I just tried one day and they worked. The only thing that I take that is gummy is my multivitamin, and that's because I don't want to chance swallowing the big hard pill.
    Daily:
    gummy multivitamins (adult portion)
    fish oil pills (not gummy)
    I also take vitamin D, but I don't have a set dose. I'm still getting my blood tested to find out where I need to be.

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  3. where do you get the opurity vit?

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  4. I take my Multis, Prenatals, and Fish Oil, all in gummy form! I love them that way!

    Thanks for the tip on the Opurity ones.. will have to check those out!

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  5. Thanks for posting. My energy level is horrible so I think I am doing to look into the D and the B12.

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  6. I so need to get better with my vitamins. I feel like I am missing out on some.. I don't take fish oil. I do chocolate chewable vitamins for the D. I need to go to Costco like you, dah Sam!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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