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Esi

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    Gastric sleeve
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  1. I read something about that before I first purchased it. When I checked in with my nutritionist and surgeon, they okayed Genepro. Is this lawsuit more recent, in the last few months? Trying to figure out how to proceed with protein powder. I tried a few others (unflavored) and they smelled and tasted like mold. Discarded them. (Edit: Includes Isopure Unflavored, and BiPro Boldly Bare Unflavored). Does anyone have an unflavored protein powder that smells and tastes like nothing, truly?
  2. Has anyone tried the new GENEPRO, 3rd generation, sold in the orange canister? I was disappointed the old one (sold in white bags) is gone, as it was the only unflavored Protein Powder I couldn’t taste nor smell. Others make me nauseous. I read bad reviews of the new formula on Amazonso wanted to see if anyone here has experience with it. Thanks! Edit: upon reading the fine print, the new version has a larger scoop and only a third of the protein of the old version. Not just bad volume wise (yuck), but also nutritionally and pricewise. Looks like I will need to find the old version or use a different brand from now on.
  3. Has anyone tried the new Genepro, 3rd generation, sold in the orange canister? I was disappointed the old one (sold in white bags) is gone, as it was the only unflavored protein powder I couldn’t taste nor smell. Others make me nauseous. I read bad reviews of the new formula on Amazon so wanted to see if anyone here has experience with it. Thanks! Edit: upon reading the fine print, the new version has a larger scoop and only a third of the protein of the old version. Not just bad volume wise, but also nutritionally and pricewise. Looks like I will need to find the old version or use a different brand from now on.
  4. Esi

    This surgery is bullshit...

    This! How this tool makes it much less painful to lose weight. Hard to ignore feeling hungry.
  5. Esi

    This surgery is bullshit...

    Good point. My doctor was excellent with the actual surgery. However, most of what I learned about how to succeed, I learned from the nutritionist. And, being on this forum has been great ongoing support, with additional ideas from those who have been there.
  6. Esi

    This surgery is bullshit...

    Yes. My surgeon is with a teaching hospital and indicated up front that research shows this is the best proven way to keep weight off long-term for people who have been unable to maintain weight loss in the past. I figured this is my best chance of success, if I follow their recommendations. My program did not recommend tracking calories, although that may work for some people.
  7. Esi

    This surgery is bullshit...

    Sorry to hear things have been rough. Tracking calories does not work for me, I’ve learned from other eating plans that it makes me obsessive, and is not sustainable for me. Perhaps talking with a nutritionist about what you are eating each day might help? I follow the rules of 60 or more grams of protein each day, no added sugar, 5 g or less fat per serving, and eat until I am satisfied. No more. During the work week, I eat the same thing every day from breakfast until afternoon snack. Dinners are healthy and usually involve some form of chicken or turkey. I know this might not work for everyone, but it makes it easy for me and my weight loss has been great. Ultimately, each person is different, and what works for me and my program may not work best for you. I hope you find something that works for you, and allows you to use your new tool to the fullest!
  8. Esi

    UGH - Thanksgiving Regrets

    I was looking for a post like this! Good tips a year later. 😀 I bought some fancy sugar-free candies and will have one a night since the other desserts are something I will not do. As host, I am in charge of most of the menu, so I made sure I can eat several things in moderation and still be on track. However, I am accustomed to grazing throughout the day while I am cooking, so I will try to have some movies on to distract me. Any other tips on not blowing Thanksgiving?
  9. Esi

    Type of diet?

    My program is protein, veggies/fruit, and some carbs. Stay 5 grams of fat or less per serving. No added sugar. I don’t count calories. Eat till comfortable, no more. Keto foods are tricky because some are great, but some contain too much fat. Seems to be working and doable long term.
  10. It’s happening more nowadays…work, neighbors, etc. Half “you’ve lost some weight “ and half “You look so good!” People who usually don’t talk with me much. Why is the space that someone takes up so important to others? And why does anyone need to comment on someone else’s body? And if I look “great” now, what did they think of my image a year ago? I realize that some people thrive on these types of comments, and I am glad that they are helping. But do these comments make anyone else uncomfortable and a bit irritated?
  11. I chose not to have added sugar anymore. However, I use some artificial sweeteners, and a Protein One bar feels like dessert! Bariatric Pal chocolate calcium chews also feel like candy.
  12. I hear you! I also drink less liquids, especially wearing a mask and having to take it off to drink. I don’t know what to say about not being able to use the restroom as much as you want… Maybe talk with your principal or colleagues about being able to go at least every 60 to 90 minutes? Do you like fish? If so, perhaps a nearby grocery store seafood counter will cook your fish for free? I get a little over a half a pound of fish on Sundays, and then divide it up into five containers. I top the fish with different beans each week, and a little shredded cheese. Microwave for 20 seconds and you’re set! Easy! Cheap, quick! Baking chicken breast and cutting it up over the weekend would do the same thing. In addition to protein bars, you could keep grocery store chicken pouches in your classroom. Good luck! 😀
  13. So sorry to hear that! 😥 Protein shakes made me vomit, for real. I tried drinking them for a couple weeks post-op since I somewhat liked them before surgery. But then said no, and got protein through other sources. I now use unflavored protein powder for 45g a day, in addition to food sources, and have done well with weight loss. I would say you can definitely be successful without the shakes! And your weight loss sounds great!
  14. Agree — not usually in the mood for sweets. Just thinking ahead of time for when everyone else is eating candy. Nice to know there is a healthier option available should I desire it! 😀
  15. Yes! The Hershey sugar-free candy does taste incredible. Yet it is high in fat, so one satisfied me. Thanks! Never noticed these.

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