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I'm really confused, some folks are saying their docs want them off Protein Shakes at 3 weeks? Why? How do you possibly get enough Protein without them? I'm not getting enough protein even with them! My doc has said I'll pretty much have to drink at least two a day forever. Someone enlighten me

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I will be one of those people who will drink one a day forever mostly because I cannot consume enough food to deliver 70 grams or more of Protein. I am over 8 months post op.

I have never been told to stop them at a certain point but have been coached to focus my actual meals on Protein and good carbs like vegetables and fruits. Then supplement with a shake if necessary.

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I was told I could consume two a day forever. I believe I plan to do this!

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My surgeons office is one that requires you to stop Protein Shakes. They want you to learn how to get your Protein from dense filling protein sources like meats and fish eggs etc..they don't want post bypass patients relying on soft mushy liquidy foods that go down so easily. I understand the rationale but I know for myself, post surgically if I'm not getting enough protein in a day I'm having a shake!

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@Mobeans63 I agree with you! I just don't see how you could possibly eat enough Protein, even if all you ate was high quality high Protein foods. There just isn't enough room in my little pouch!

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At 5 months post op, I am still have 2 shakes a day. I can't eat enough to get all the Protein in that is required without it. The way it is, I only eat Protein as I never have enough room to eat any veggies unless I eat them as a snack. I also have fruit as a snack.

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I too have to drink the shakes to get enough Protein in. I am 8 months out and plan to drink them forever. My doc does not mind and in fact incourages it if we feel hungry.

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