Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Anyone stay on shakes for meal times longer than first couple weeks?



Recommended Posts

Newbie here and I tried to search forum for similar topic but couldn't find much. My surgery is set for 5/8/18 and I was wondering, post-op, has anyone stayed on Protein Shakes only(whether for breakfast-lunch-dinner or just breakfast-lunch) for longer than the typical 1-2 weeks? I have been doing blended Protein shakes for Breakfast for couple years and lunch on/off at times. I prefer them as quick alternative in mornings as I'm on the go with kids/work. I didn't know if anyone stayed with a similar schedule after their surgery or has everyone gone to eating solids as weeks went on. Love to hear anyone's experience. Thanks!

Edited by GansettRam74

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I have a shake a day, only because even after 6 months, I find it difficult to actually consume 80-100 grams of Protein via food, therefore I rely pretty heavily on my shake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still drink a shake or Protein Water every day. Like Sammy, I couldn't hit my numbers otherwise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still use Protein Shakes for breakfast because I don't really like eating when I first wake up. I also use them when I am out and about and don't want to stop for fast food.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I drink one caramel Premier Protein in my coffee everyday. I figure 30 bonus grams of Protein doesn't hurt:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still have between half and a whole Protein Drink per day. I use it as coffee creamer and to make iced coffees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took me almost six months before I could meet my goal without supplements and still couldn’t do it daily. I’m going on five years out and still supplement a few times a week most weeks. My sleeve is on the small size.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is some information about premiere shakes that will open your eyes.

Protein shakes

Per 11 fl oz bottle, vanilla: 160 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 270 mg sodium, 4 g carbs (1 g Fiber, 1 g sugar), 30 g protein

Commonly used in over-processed breads, DATEM (DiAcetylTartaric acid Esters of Monoglycerides) is used as a shelf-stabilizing emulsifier in both dough and Protein Shake applications, as Protein Powder is notoriously difficult to mix with Water. Unfortunately, this additive is often made from artery-clogging partially hydrogenated oils, which the FDA will ban from food products starting in June 2018. Premier Protein responded to us and said their DATEM is only made from fully-hydrogenated oil—but why use it in the first place, when so many others don’t?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Sammy 10-30 said:

Additionally, here is a link https://www.eatthis.com/protein-shakes/ to the best and worst premade Protein Shakes available. However, this study is not verified and I am not familiar with the source and its 2 years old. So with that said the information is 2 years old and many more products have come along since then. I also found the most current list for 2018 and again Isopure finishes on top again https://www.bodybuilding.com/store/best-ready-to-drink-proteins.html, no carbs, no sugar, low in sodium, low calories, many flavors and high on Protein, however, I have not tried this product myself, but it looks like I may switch to it.

I thought Isopure was dreadful. I used it pre-op. It leaves the most disgusting film in your mouth, imho. I had 3 bottles left over, brought them to a support meeting to give away - no takers. So, if you decide to try it, I wouldn't stock up all at once!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL, and their lies the most common issue amongst us, some of these drinks are absolutely disgusting and some nearly made me puke as well, getting your hands on some samples first is always a good move or take the extra step and contact the company for some. The real surprise is to what chemicals they slip into products today (DATEM (DiAcetyl Tartaric acid Esters of Monoglycerides) and you practically need a degree in science to avoid foods today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 5 weeks post op, and I still drink 2 Protein Shakes a day to ensure that I get my 80+ grams of Protein a day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 months out, have 4 Premier Protein shakes daily (9am-12pm-3pm-6pm) as my major primary meals + have one small veggie lunch (around 1:30pm), which is fully packed with dense fiber. My dietician approves that. Don't care much about the latest "anti-DATEM campaign", as a single fastfood burger has 100 times more crap in it, and we used to eat that sh*t a lot. So all damages are already caused! ))

Right now I'm feeling well, losing weight steadily, also doing daily 40-50 minutes fat-burning cycling at the gym).

The reason I decided to stick with my shakes is that after the sleeve I feel some discomfort with all types of meats (beef, pork, fish, chicken etc), while Beans and legumes are bit too gasy :) With my Protein Shakes I feel fit and full, while still low on calories and high in Protein.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Newbie here and I tried to search forum for similar topic but couldn't find much. My surgery is set for 5/8/18 and I was wondering, post-op, has anyone stayed on Protein Shakes only(whether for breakfast-lunch-dinner or just breakfast-lunch) for longer than the typical 1-2 weeks? I have been doing blended Protein shakes for Breakfast for couple years and lunch on/off at times. I prefer them as quick alternative in mornings as I'm on the go with kids/work. I didn't know if anyone stayed with a similar schedule after their surgery or has everyone gone to eating solids as weeks went on. Love to hear anyone's experience. Thanks!

I still have one for breakfast every day! I think it’s fine to have one a day - just not 4 :)


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 180 [emoji736] (4/2/18)
GW#3- 160
CW 173
5’6”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • veisor  »  Panda333

      Hi!
      Thank you for replying.   It means the world to me.  It also confirmed what I been feeling about which procedure to choose.   I fall into the category as you do and elected the sleeve as it seemed to be less invasive and recovery would be better and faster,  however I am so afraid to regain the weight back since I rarely eat and obesity runs in my family.   I have two siblings that had the bypass and they have been successful.  My sister was in the high 400's and is about 140 now and has been for several years since her procedure.  I guess I felt that the sleeve would allow me to have more control, however I realized that I can't control my genetics and that is one of the biggest reasons that I am here.  Yes, I have not always made the best choices but trust me when I say that I have been on the loss and regain + more rollercoaster weight ride for yrs! I have spent so much money as I am sure you have as well as many others who are going through this.  It is not easy and anyone who thinks this is a copout is crazy!!! This has been harder than anything I have done including hiring a personal trainer to kick my butt in the gym! And still with all the gym hours, clean eating "not to mention the clean eating cost" I knew it was time that I moved to the next step to finally be who I know in my head and heart cause when I see myself in the mirror,  well let's just say is not the girl I see in my mind. 
      So thanks again for your reply and I hope that we can keep in touch through our journey. 
      😊
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • AggiG

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Pookeyism

      I'm going in for a sleeve revision October 4th. It worked well for me, and I am not back to my starting weight. However, a revision is strongly encouraged at this time (there are additional medical issues). I have decided to forgo the insurance process, even though I know I would eventually be approved. "Eventually" is the key issue here. I have a small window to create this to where it will not impact my work or home life as much, and waiting for the insurance approval would take over a year.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • ms.sss

      I just read @BoredCW's status post and also want to lament the loss of my butt.  Looking at me the side, my back is basically flat from my neck to my knees.  My jeans have lovely fabric folds draping from my backside from lack of filling.
      Two days ago, I was sitting on a worn couch at the gym and I could feel the springs and count how many I was sitting on.  Told the Kid and she said she wants to find her childhood alphabet fridge magnets in the basement to spell out words and have me sit on them and do some "butt-braille-reading" 😂
      · 5 replies
      1. FluffyChix

        HI-LAR-ious! I love your kid!!!

        Yeah, we all suffer from noassatall syndrome. :(

      2. 2Bsmaller18

        Yes. I think the spandex in jeans is the only thing that helps keep the sag below the pockets form looking ridiculous. Even leggings wrinkle there.

      3. ms.sss

        Ah, our disappearing collective butts.

        I am seriously considering changing my plastics plan. I am booked for an arm lift in December, but my summer obsession with arm exercises has improved the look of them quite a bit to the point that I think I may hate my butt more than my arms. Should I do a butt lift instead?!?! In conjunction with?!?!?

        I am trying to cultivate an obsession with butt exercises but its not working so far...

      4. 2Bsmaller18

        I don't think you could do both at the same time. For me personally it's arms. I have granny wrinkles down to my elbows. I can always dover my body with tshirts, pants, etc but unless I wear long sleeves my arms are an issue. I also can't wear a small enough jacket since it fits everywhere but too tight in the arms. They measure around 13.5 inches. Can you compromise and get the smaller arm lift. I don't know if that saves much $ or recovery but if your arms improved that much maybe just a tweek will work?

      5. ms.sss

        The difference in price for a mini arm lift and the full arm lift at my surgeon is less thank 2K and probably not worth the savings. May as well pay the extra bit and get the full arm lift as my sag also reaches my elbows. You are right though, my arms see the light of day way more than my butt does...I'll have to see if the continued butt exercises will change my mind down the road (but it's looking more and more that a butt lift is in my future)

        P.S. At the beginning of my 2 week pre-op diet, my upper right arm measured 17.75 inches in circumference. Now its 10. And that is with the extra skin still.

    • BoredCW

      On the 3 week plateau from hell.. It seems like an endless desert with sand dunes that represent the 1-2 pounds gain then dropped from day to day. Met with my weight loss group tonight and was told its normal. That this is sometimes like a step, plateau then drop, plateau then drop. Only for the plateau's to go on longer the farther away from the surgery date I get. Much like EDM, I can't wait for the drop. 
      On top of it all, I lost my ass. Seriously.. its gone. All that cushion that I enjoyed lounging on eating what ever I ate, watching what ever was on the computer or tv... is gone. That glorious support system is vamoosed. I know this because my ass (tailbone) hurts all the time. I'm sitting on bone now and its sore. I am my own literal Pain in the Ass! (My family would say whats new, but who cares about them.. my butt hurts.) I have yet to bring a pillow with me everywhere I go to sit on, but I'm getting ready to as I sit for my job working on computers. So far losing the weight is a Pain. I hope it gets better. 
      · 2 replies
      1. ms.sss

        Hang in there, the plateau will end eventually. Also I feel you on the butt thing.

      2. FluffyChix

        I have a butt pillow. I'm not proud. :D

        The plateaus suck!!!! Keep the faith and motor on!

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×