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I will be moving from mushie to full foods later this week. My question

is once you have moved to the full stage are most people able to eat

enough Protein to greatly reduce the amount of protein powders used

during the first month after surgery?

I know I will proably need to use some powders but I've been burning

through Unjury this first month and was hoping to switch more to

food, Protein Bars and a few shakes to reach daily levels.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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I was able to get my 60gr of Protein from food pretty easily once I moved to soft solids and regular food.

3 ounces of lean meat contains 21gr of Protein so I really ate a lot of tuna and chicken salad through the soft solid stage. I stuck with 3 ounces of dense protein for a long time. I never found a protein supplement that I could tolerate until my 4 month post-op mark, so I never used them. My surgeon's recommended diet was 4 meals a day consisting of at least 15gr of protein. I found that doable most days.

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I agree with Tiff here. There are ALOT of good sources of Protein that taste a ton better than Protein shakes! The problem is that some people don't like to cook so it's easier to swallow a Protein shake.

Try any of the following for great proteins:

fish

eggs

cottage cheese

greek yogurt

chicken

pork

beef

bison

turkey

venison

lamb or goat if you're into that

cheese (watch the fat)

shellfish like shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, oysters, mussels

The varieties are endless. Promise yourself that you won't eat boring food!

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