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I am two months post-op with the sleeve. Getting all my Protein, but carbs are hard to get unless I drink Gatorade everyday. I feel like I'd rather eat healthy carbs. How are you getting 40 grams of carbs?

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12 minutes ago, QueenEB said:

I am two months post-op with the sleeve. Getting all my Protein, but carbs are hard to get unless I drink Gatorade everyday. I feel like I'd rather eat healthy carbs. How are you getting 40 grams of carbs?

This is odd, carbs are in *almost* everything (except pure animal meat sources, pure vegetable fat sources) What are you consuming daily? Can you give examples of your diet?

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Some days I don’t get 40 carbs. I don’t stress about it.

Some days I’m a bit over, usually if I have oatmeal for Breakfast which is about once a week. Most of my carbs seem to come from my yogurt and things like Beans that may be in Soups I make.

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Wait, what? I never knew there was a minimum carb goal? Is this pretty common on most plans?

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11 minutes ago, Chrisb428 said:

Wait, what? I never knew there was a minimum carb goal? Is this pretty common on most plans?

There is almost nothing in common on most plans except Protein and hydration being top tier in importance...

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I do have one more nutrition appointment before my surgery on the 28th. I need to ask about it if its not brought up. I know they want the carbs we do consume to be from produce and legumes mainly,but had no idea there may be a minimum amount.

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1 hour ago, Chrisb428 said:

I do have one more nutrition appointment before by surgery on the 28th, I need to ask about it if its not brought up. I know they want the carbs we do consume to be from produce and legumes mainly,but had no idea there may be a minimum amount.

I second that. This is the first I've heard of consuming any amount of carbs as in a specific number. Maybe the further along I get my NUT will mention it. Is it a part maintenance?

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My nutritionist says 40-50 grams of carbs and 60-80 grams of Protein.

I have an Atkins shake for breakfast, 2-3 ounces of protein and 1/2 cup of salad at lunch, and Atkins shake in the afternoon, and 2-4 ounces of protein and 1/2 cup of veggies at dinner, plus a sugar free popsicle for a snack. That means I still need the 12 ounces of Gatorade to get all my carbs.

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On 7/31/2018 at 2:42 PM, QueenEB said:

My nutritionist says 40-50 grams of carbs and 60-80 grams of Protein.

I have an Atkins shake for Breakfast, 2-3 ounces of Protein and 1/2 cup of salad at lunch, and Atkins shake in the afternoon, and 2-4 ounces of protein and 1/2 cup of veggies at dinner, plus a sugar free popsicle for a snack. That means I still need the 12 ounces of Gatorade to get all my carbs.

I drink Pure Protein shakes that come in a can. There are 35 grams of protein per can and I drink two a day. I have vanilla Cream and Frosty chocolate.

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On 7/31/2018 at 5:42 PM, QueenEB said:

My nutritionist says 40-50 grams of carbs and 60-80 grams of Protein.

I have an Atkins shake for breakfast, 2-3 ounces of Protein and 1/2 cup of salad at lunch, and Atkins shake in the afternoon, and 2-4 ounces of protein and 1/2 cup of veggies at dinner, plus a sugar free popsicle for a snack. That means I still need the 12 ounces of Gatorade to get all my carbs.

Isn't regular Gatorade pure sugar? So your remaining carbs come from sugar? That feels / seems like empty calories

Nutrition Facts

Gatorade - Bottle

  1. Servings: 1 bottle
Calories 130 Sodium 270 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 75 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 34 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 34 g
Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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