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I have a choice of post op Protein drinks but I must pick from a list because my doctor knows the sugar contents in these drinks. Just wondering if anyone has tried more than one of these and can perhaps give reviews or comparisons as to which ones you prefered. This is only for the first two weeks post op.

Diet carnation instant Breakfast (made with skim milk)

Ensure

Boost

Advant-edge carb control

Atkins ready to drink

Glucerma

Slim fast

Also which flavors did you like if applicable

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I have drank both the advent-edge and Atkins products and found both to be very palatable, but that being said everyone has there own opinions on these things and unfortunately a lot of people seem to change their opinion post op as opposed to pre op. Anyhow, at first I found it easier to stick to the plain flavors like vanilla or chocolate until I developed a better sense for them. Good Luck.

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I have a choice of post op Protein drinks but I must pick from a list because my doctor knows the sugar contents in these drinks. Just wondering if anyone has tried more than one of these and can perhaps give reviews or comparisons as to which ones you prefered. This is only for the first two weeks post op.

Diet carnation instant Breakfast (made with skim milk)

Ensure

Boost

Advant-edge carb control

Atkins ready to drink

Glucerma

Slim fast

Also which flavors did you like if applicable

None of the ones u menchioned are Meal Replacement an u will be hungry! Pure Protein is the best they choc or vanilla they ARE Meal Replacements and are yummy!:)

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None of the ones u menchioned are Meal Replacement an u will be hungry! Pure Protein is the best they choc or vanilla they ARE Meal Replacements and are yummy!:)

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This is only for 2 weeks post surgery and I have no other choice. I'm sure I will be fine since ill just be laying around recoverimg. When I had my tonsils out I wasnt hungry because I wasnt using energy

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I like Atkins ready to go shakes they are similar in taste to the popular costco premier shakes

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Your doc recommended these?! My mum is a dietitian, and we were researching the nutritional content. Glucerna, Boost, and Ensure are higher in Carbs than Protein! Not very good.

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I have a choice of post op Protein drinks but I must pick from a list because my doctor knows the sugar contents in these drinks. Just wondering if anyone has tried more than one of these and can perhaps give reviews or comparisons as to which ones you prefered. This is only for the first two weeks post op.

Diet carnation instant breakfast (made with skim milk)

Ensure

Boost

Advant-edge carb control

Atkins ready to drink

Glucerma

Slim fast

Also which flavors did you like if applicable

Of all the ones you listed, only the SF Carnation Instant Breakfast, Advant-edge Carb Control and Atkins RTD were even on my surgeon's approved post-op list. As matter of fact, we were specifically told to steer clear of the rest of those!

Isn't it crazy how drastically different surgeons are?! :)

As for the taste, I'd go for the Carnation Instant Breakfast with skim milk because it was most yummy. Second was Atkins, in my opinion. But then again, I couldn't tolerate any of it after the initial sip, so I had to switch to Syntrax nectar.

Best of luck to you! :)

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I've heard good things about the Carnation Instant Breakfast and Atkins shakes. I've never tried any of the ones on the list you mentioned due to food allergies that I have, though.

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Your doc recommended these?! My mum is a dietitian' date=' and we were researching the nutritional content. Glucerna, Boost, and Ensure are higher in Carbs than Protein! Not very good.[/quote']

I think its because I'm only drinking 2oz 3x per day its ok. My doctor and all the other docs at yale use this method. I'm not gonna qustion it but I was thinking the same thing...after those 2 weeks he says hed rather me use others

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Well if the doctors at Yale recommend these?

You just need to buy some of them and find out which one you like. Everyone's taste is different.

Trail and error.

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It just goes to prove that there is no two surgeons that can agree, unless they are in the same practice, because carnation instant and boost were also a no-no from my surgeon's office.

Bottom line I would go with doc's list...and I like the Atkins chocolate royal shake..good luck to you!

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And from what I have heard, your taste buds will change after the surgery. So what you like now, you might not like after.

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Well if the doctors at Yale recommend these?

You just need to buy some of them and find out which one you like. Everyone's taste is different.

Trail and error.

I didn't mean to say it like they were right I just meant all the docs at the hospital do the same not just mine

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Your doc recommended these?! My mum is a dietitian' date=' and we were researching the nutritional content. Glucerna, Boost, and Ensure are higher in Carbs than Protein! Not very good.[/quote']

My former nutritionist recommended me to drink ensure to help me lose 10 lbs I needed to lose so my doctor would schedule my surgery and I gained weight !! I looked at the carbs and was speechless to say the least. So no I would not recommend ensure.

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He said he doesn't want anything with added Protein or calories. I understand if you are on one of the diets wheee you drink 2 oz every hour but mine is 2oz 3x per day.

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