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How many grams of protein a day?

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Started by Gemstone, Oct 07, 2013 6:05 PM
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    Gemstone

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 6:05 PM

#1
Hi guys. I'll be joining you post-ops on Thursday. How many grams of oritein a day did your doc tell you that you should have?


    charrison27

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 6:16 PM

#2
My nut told me women are supposed to get between 60 and 70 grams of protein day, and men are supposed to get between 70 and 80 grams a day.


    music1618

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 6:22 PM

#3
It really depends on a lot of factors. My doc said 60-80 daily. I shoot for 104 everyday unless I am playing soccer. Then I try for 120.
The more active you are the more protein you need. My doc also said that you can have too little protein but we will never hear him say you are eating too much.


    Gemstone

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 6:40 PM

#4
Thanks guys. Could I also ask
How long it was after you came round from the anaesthetic that you we're walking around ?


    music1618

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 6:46 PM

#5

Thanks guys. Could I also ask How long it was after you came round from the anaesthetic that you we're walking around ?

Within hours. Once I got back to my room I was getting up and walking.


    Wannabeawifey

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 8:09 PM

#6
I was up and walking in the recovery room (I fought with the nurse and made her let me get up..haha)... You will feel SO much better SO much faster the more you walk!! The day after surgery, I woke up, washed off, did my hair and make up, got dressed in "work out" clothes, and walked the halls of the hospital with my IV pole in tote. Hahaha my nurse was like "wft??", but she ended up just laughing and telling me to be careful and just take it easy. I recovered and was back to work in less than 10 days though!!


    anappleaday

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 9:19 PM

#7

I was up and walking in the recovery room (I fought with the nurse and made her let me get up..haha)... You will feel SO much better SO much faster the more you walk!! The day after surgery, I woke up, washed off, did my hair and make up, got dressed in "work out" clothes, and walked the halls of the hospital with my IV pole in tote. Hahaha my nurse was like "wft??", but she ended up just laughing and telling me to be careful and just take it easy. I recovered and was back to work in less than 10 days though!!


you just set my goals! LOL! super pretty too!!!! :)


    Janifer

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Posted October 7, 2013 - 10:54 PM

#8
The nutritionist said 60 is the common number . Protein 60 grams and fluids 60 ounces. Best wishes and may you have a speedy recovery!


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