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I am pre op and currently have been using either whole foods 365 whey Protein Powder or bio chem's whey Protein powder. While I was enjoying my chocolate smoothie today I realize it has 6g of actual sugar in it. Is that going to be too high to use post RNY? What is the range I should stay below? I also use the pure protein already made shakes, but I REALLY am a Huge fan of biochem's chocolate and am going to be so sad if that's too high in sugar for post op life.

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Try GNC's Total Lean - uses steivia, tastes great

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Double check with your nutritionist. Mine wanted no more than 7 grms of sugar per serving, but I had VSG surgery. Also if you don't have any allergies, using a Protein powder flavored with stevia, sucralose or Monkfruit may be another option.

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My go to option is premier Protein... sold at costco etc

Low carb, low sugar, quality Protein, tastes decent and actually filling,

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I agree with cowgirl on this. The premier Protein ready made shakes have so many positives:

1. They are ready made, no fuss, no muss!

2. They tastes delicious, especially their chocolate

3. Only 1 gram of sugars 30 grams of Protein and 160 calories

I honestly have not found one that tastes better and provides that level of nutrition for us gastric bypass patients.

It was recommended by my bariatric center of excellence after I struggled with the powders.

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@@Sajijoma Definitely check with your nut. Personally, I was told to keep everything under 10 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat per serving. I've also been told skim milk will be ok, even though it sometimes has a tad more than 10 grams of sugar.

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@@Sajijoma Definitely check with your nut. Personally, I was told to keep everything under 10 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat per serving. I've also been told skim milk will be ok, even though it sometimes has a tad more than 10 grams of sugar.

thanks I'll check, just hoping someone had a guideline before I do. :) it takes me so long to find something I like and I've been a big fan of biochem and 365 so I will be sad if I have to lose those and look for another.

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I agree with cowgirl on this. The premier Protein ready made shakes have so many positives:

1. They are ready made, no fuss, no muss!

2. They tastes delicious, especially their chocolate

3. Only 1 gram of sugars 30 grams of Protein and 160 calories

I honestly have not found one that tastes better and provides that level of nutrition for us gastric bypass patients.

It was recommended by my bariatric center of excellence after I struggled with the powders.< /p>

i'm

Not the biggest fan of premier. It's just ok for me. I have a very sensitive palette and can't even tolerate eggs or milk that are older. If I can't get it within a day of harvest from the cow or chicken, I just can't do it. Pure protein's ready made is just okish too. The chocolate is too mucusy and tastes like Swiss miss pudding with way too much Splenda in it and the vanilla creme is a good consistency and the flavor is ok enough but again way too Splenda-y and I like Splenda and have used it in my tea for years. I guess I'll just enjoy my happy powder til I can't. LOL

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Agreed. I was a big biochem vegan fan. I switched to unflavored & make my own. I didn't like the sickly sweet taste of premiere.

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I agree with cowgirl on this. The premier Protein ready made shakes have so many positives:

1. They are ready made, no fuss, no muss!

2. They tastes delicious, especially their chocolate

3. Only 1 gram of sugars 30 grams of Protein and 160 calories

I honestly have not found one that tastes better and provides that level of nutrition for us gastric bypass patients.

It was recommended by my bariatric center of excellence after I struggled with the powders.< /p>

these are what I drink too. Before my surgery I thought they were great. But now I have a hard time getting them down. Today I blended some frozen strawberries with half of the vanilla container and it was very good

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Agreed. I was a big biochem vegan fan. I switched to unflavored & make my own. I didn't like the sickly sweet taste of premiere.

I have biochem vegan chocolate too(hubby can't read lol) it's got a strong pea taste, but sometimes I like it! ???? I was actually surprised my 365 vanilla actually is quite low in sugars so there's always that! ????

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I agree with cowgirl on this. The premier Protein ready made shakes have so many positives:

1. They are ready made, no fuss, no muss!

2. They tastes delicious, especially their chocolate

3. Only 1 gram of sugars 30 grams of Protein and 160 calories

I honestly have not found one that tastes better and provides that level of nutrition for us gastric bypass patients.

It was recommended by my bariatric center of excellence after I struggled with the powders.

agree agree agree. I have a huge jug of the EAS(i think thats the name) chocolate powder I have yet to try. I'll let ya know if that's good too : )

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I love premier protein!

I found this Toffee Caramel Fudge Protein Shake at the health food store today and am going to try it and see how it tastes. I hope it tastes as good as it sounds!!! It would be nice to have some variety.

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Tastebuds vary. Most stores allow for returns so save your receipts.

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