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I was very VERY happy to find out that I can have a regular iced passion tea!!! It has 0 fat. 0 sugar. 0 carbs. 0 calories and is also caffeine FREE. :D I'm so excited about this!!!

That is my addiction! I drink 30-60 oz per day!

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Hello!!! I just wanted to add to this thread!!! I'm 3 weeks and 4 days post op and I (before surgery) would get a Passion Tea Lemonade with at least 10 pumps sweetner in it. Well, since sugar makes me NAUSEATED just at that thought of it and I cannot tolerate artificial sweetners, I decided to Google the nutritional facts of drinks at starbucks......for those of us pretty early post op, I was very VERY happy to find out that I can have a regular iced passion tea!!! It has 0 fat. 0 sugar. 0 carbs. 0 calories and is also caffeine FREE. :D I'm so excited about this!!!

YES! They are so good!

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I add mocha flavored Protein drink to black coffee.

What brand are you using? I've been looking and looking for a good chocolate Protein powder that tastes good in coffee. The unjury just clumps and clumps -- it's gross drinking something with lumps in it! Another brand I had (I think it was Isopure) wasn't chocolatey enough.

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On my Unjury it says not to add to liquid over 140 degrees or something.

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Here it is straight from Starbucks website:

It’s the same rich and creamy Caramel Macchiato taste you expect, with fewer calories. On this lighter treat we used sugar-free vanilla Syrup, freshly steamed nonfat milk, our delicious Espresso Roast, and then we top it all off with a velvety-rich foam and a buttery caramel drizzle......

so the caramel drizzle still has sugar. But they use the sugar free vanilla syrup.

Ah there ya go! She told me without the drizzle I assumed it was choc drizzle apparently it's caramel.

My daughter has given up sugar because of an inflammatory joint condition so she asked her friend what she could still have. Sadly no more iced chai lattes for her, the chai syrup has sugar.

If she likes chai lattes maybe have her try a brewed chai tea with cream and sf vanilla syrup? It isn't quite the same but it is close and yummy

Thanks I will try that! I have SF vanilla syrup and half and half and I do think I bought her some spiced chai tea bags last Christmas that she never uses.

I actually bought some of the Fit Frappe Spiced Chai Protein powder and....SHE LIKES IT! So happy! This is a skinny 17 year old and I never thought she'd actually like something like that so I am thrilled. I can at least send her off to school with a decent serving of Protein.< /p>

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That's way toooooo much at one time. Your stomach after surgery can handle around 4 to 5ounces. By consuming 10 you'll eventually stretch the stomach back to where it was. This surgery is life changing in every aspect of the word I used to drink 12 or more ounces but didn't want to return to that way. Your body will tell you it's full but you need to control the mental urges of having more.

Water consistency liquids go right throw your stomach to your intestines. They will not stretch your stomach. I watched live on screen during my swallow test. liquids empty instantly into your intestines. That is why you don't want to drink when you eat or drink high calorie Protein free drinks. The go right through your stomach. It is also impossible to stretch your stomach back to where it was. The sleeve isn't the same as the pouch the part of your stomach that is cut off is the stretchy part. They use that stretchy part with the bypass but not the sleeve.

Bro science isn't science.

Now foods make a Chai tea that is no calories no sugars and for dieters. You can drink it with no sweeteners and it is delicious.

I will look for the Now Foods, thanks!

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I add mocha flavored Protein drink to black coffee.

What brand are you using? I've been looking and looking for a good chocolate Protein powder that tastes good in coffee. The powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury just clumps and clumps -- it's gross drinking something with lumps in it! Another brand I had (I think it was Isopure) wasn't chocolatey enough.

In my experience if you add the Protein Powder directly it will clump, but if you make it into "creamer" by adding some cold Water or milk first it goes in fine. I use Protein shake Creamer at home a lot.

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Just to add something else to the Starbucks theme I went into one today and was chatting and learned they actually have Protein powder there! I didn't get the macros I assume they are on their website but I though that was pretty cool!

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My Starbucks is so good at being creative when I say surprise me. I will have to tell them I need something low calorie. I do love the refreshers though those are so yummy.

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Yesterday was the first time I've had Starbucks in almost 3 months and honestly I didn't like it like I use to. The coffee made my stomach and throat hurt. I was only able to drink maybe half of a tall. I'll save those five bucks and calories for something else.

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@Thinside I don't use powder I use GNC ready made and just use it like a Creamer. Tastes really good. I also have used the Adkins Mocha before but doesn't have as many grams of Protein.

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Well started doing half Decaf at Starbucks to start weaning off caffeine....how long does it take to wean? I usually get massive headaches with no caffeine but I only have a cup a day or I do the lattes at Starbucks which I don't find to be that strong anyway...

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Make sure you keep your liquids up. A lot of people think they are going through caffeine withdrawal and that is causing headaches but really when they stop drinking their favorite beverages they lower their Fluid intake overall and the headaches are related to lack of hydration. I never suffer from caffeine withdrawal just lack of mental concentration. I can counter balance it with short walks to raise alertness.

Good luck

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