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hi all, my doctor advised me to stay away from Protein Shakes first month.

I can see all people here take Protein shakes or Isopure. when should I incorporate them in my diet. is it during the puree soft food stage. I think we have to take them temporarily until we are able to get our Proteins from regular solid food.< /p>

also I am lost in so many flavours? which one is the best? chocolate? banana? caramel? Cappuccino?

waiting for your replies

love you all.

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Sweetie333 -- I didn't drink Protein shakes at all post-op - they were either too thick, too sweet, made with milk which made me sick ... so I just found other options to get my Protein in -- so Protein Shakes are not a necessity - just an easy way to get in your protein.

As for flavors - that will be a personal choice - for what tastes good to one, may not taste good to you -- your best bet would be to order a lot of different sample sizes and see which ones you like/tolerate the best.

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I agree with Vegas Angel. There is a thread in the food section, rate your liquids, and there are two places in there that show all the places you can order samples. I like the whey gourmet Peanut Butter and chocolate, and there are several others I like.

If you're just starting to experiment with Protein drinks, you should order some samples.

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I started Isopure in the hospital, post-op day 2. I think they taste terrible, so I would add them to Crystal Lite when I got home. I saw my doctor about day 10 and he advanced me to Protein Shake, but I buy the mixed liquid ones in a can called World Wide Pure Protein. chocolate flavor is the best to me. 35 grams of protein, only 2 grams of sugar and 170 calories. He had me on clears and Protein Shakes until day 14 (that is no food at all), when I could have a bit of a scrambled egg. I am 10 months out and I still have a protein shake a day. I could not get the 50 or so grams of protein just eating. Of course it sounds as if your surgeon has a different program, so I would be compliant and do whatever he says.

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Vegas - what did you do for your Protein instead? I need options, I think!

While I was on clears, I drank the SpecialK Water, I didn't really worry too much about Protein while on clears and fulls. When I started on mushies, I would blend some cottage cheese with an egg and a little mayonaise (sounds gross, but was actually good); string cheese was easy for me to get down; the little cans of chicken salad blended, also made egg drop with tofu Soup (recipe is in the recipe section) which was really tasty. That's all I can remember right now, if I think of other things I ate, I will be sure to let you know!

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Angel, first thanks for replying my post. can u give me an advice for eggs? How do u prefer to eat them after the surgery. I Love eggs.

I've always eaten my eggs scrambled; however they didn't seem to go down so easy in the beginning. Poached worked the best. Hardboiled and then blended with a little mayo (and cottage cheese) was good too. There is also a ricotta bake recipe that is wonderful and contains eggs and cheese. Also, someone mentioned that egg beaters scrambled seems to go down easier than the real thing. I had scrambled eggs the other day and didn't have any issues with them - however, I am now 5 months out. Hope this helps - if you have other questions, let me know.

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