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How Much Protein?

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Started by shelly77, Aug 04, 2012 7:09 PM
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    shelly77

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:09 PM

#1
I am 2 and a half weeks post-op. how much protein should I be getting in each day? Is it possible to get too much?


    Sparky79

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:16 PM

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I was told by my nutritionist this week that I need to try for 90g. It's not easy. I'm also about 2 1/2 weeks out.

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    melting me

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:19 PM

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I was advised 50g per day by both the hospital dietician and the nutritionist at the doctor.


    MoreganK

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:39 PM

#4
Wow, 90!? I've been struggling some days with the 60 my doc and nut recommend. I think at this stage you can't get too much, just because its hard for us to eat much. I try to hit between 60-80 grams a day.


    hm734

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 8:04 PM

#5
It all depends on your weight. You should of course ask your doctor or nutritionist, but here is a general guide for 'normal' people based off of a USDA article.

How to Calculate Your Protein Needs:

1. Weight in pounds divided by 2.2 = weight in kg 2. Weight in kg x 0.8-1.8 gm/kg = protein gm.

Use a lower number if you are in good health and are sedentary (i.e., 0.8). Use a higher number (between 1 and 1.8) if you are under stress, are pregnant, are recovering from an illness, or if you are involved in consistent and intense weight or endurance training.

I would think someone fresh out of WLS would use the recovering recommendation. Again, not an expert just trying to help. You should for sure check with your doctor or NUT.


    lollyfidy1965

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 8:28 PM

#6
My rule is 75-85 grams per day. I average 80-90 most days, and use protein shakes, syntrax nectar, and Gelatein 20 to make up what I don't get in "real" food.


    scorpion509

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 9:13 PM

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My Dr and NUT said that after the surgery I would need to put in 60-70g of protein. But I don't sleeved yet so have no idea how hard it would be to achieve.


    Almostthere34

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Posted August 4, 2012 - 9:32 PM

#8
I was told from my Nut 120-140 based on my weight. I take two protein shakes per day an usually hit 90 to 100 on a good day I have gotten 120. I like the other calculation because I am usually at 90 grams.


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