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What are the key numbers to look at when you're deciding if a Protein drink will be useful to a sleeved person? I used a Protein powder from Unikey Health (the Fat Flush program) that I really liked but I wasn't sure how to evaluate it for my post-sleeve life. I wish I had some left over so I could see if I still liked it! Anyway, here is a link to the nutritional info:

http://www.unikeyhealth.com/Supp_Whey_Vanilla

Any ideas? Good, bad, ugly? I searched for it on the boards and nothing came up, which makes me think it isn't good for us but I wanted to check...

Thanks from a newbie!!

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My nutritionist told me almost any Protein drink is fine if it uses Protein isolate as the form of protein. Not sure why that is important but the brands that I have bought all seem to trot out that fact like they are very proud of it so it must mean something. :D I looked at the link that you attached and I didn't see where it mentions the type of protein used. You might want to research it further to see if you can identify that or even email the company for more complete nutritional information. The nutritionist also told me that the body can only absorb about 30 gms of protein at one time so a product that has more than gms of protein is a waste of money (according to him).

Once you have established that your protein power is made from "protein isolate" then I think the most important factor is if you can tolerate it or even like it! I bought some stuff that made me gag and I would have preferred to eat powdered dirt than that product and others I could drink even if I didn't love them and others I really love. I find it is truly a matter of your individual taste though and the only way to find out is to buy samples or small containers and try it. One person's powdered dirt is another person's yummy delight. Many companies have sample packages you buy that give you an assortment of products and I invested about $80.00 in buying samples before surgery and just tried stuff. You don't need to have 20 that you like...4 or 5 would be more than enough. If you do a search on this site for "protein samples" you will find links to some of the companies.

One final comment...Unjury's starter kit is less than $20.00 and it has a very nice shaker that I use a lot and a food thermometer in addition to the protein samples. http://www.unjury.co...arter-pack.html Good luck!

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I'm pre sleeve but everyone seems to talk about the grams of Protein and that seems in line with what I hear.

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My doctor said to look for double digit grams Protein and single digit carbs.

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