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Overnight oats with Premier Protein chia seeds vanilla and Splenda

Eat that all the time

Complex carbs, Fiber, tons of Protein, and good fats. A Breakfast of champions

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I’m in week 3 and not allowed oatmeal or any kind of Cereal yet. I’m barely able to eat anyway but am also tired of eggs and cottage cheese. I tried ham roll ups and they were too heavy. Tuna is also kind of too much right now..any other ideas anyone?

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18 hours ago, missmoe said:

I’m in week 3 and not allowed oatmeal or any kind of Cereal yet. I’m barely able to eat anyway but am also tired of eggs and cottage cheese. I tried ham roll ups and they were too heavy. Tuna is also kind of too much right now..any other ideas anyone?

missmoe,

I think I had Protein Shakes for breakfast for at least a month after surgery. If I didn't do Protein shakes, my go to is yogurt. And I don't mean regular yogurt. That's entirely too sweet and runny for my tastes these days. I may have started with greek yogurt, but switched to Skyr (brand name: Siggi's). It has same protein content as greek and less sugar. Even today, I usually start my day with a Siggi's and add some Protein Powder, granola, and chia seeds.

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On 12/05/2018 at 10:08, S@ssen@ch said:





missmoe,




I think I had Protein Shakes for Breakfast for at least a month after surgery. If I didn't do Protein shakes, my go to is yogurt. And I don't mean regular yogurt. That's entirely too sweet and runny for my tastes these days. I may have started with greek yogurt, but switched to Skyr (brand name: Siggi's). It has same Protein content as greek and less sugar. Even today, I usually start my day with a Siggi's and add some Protein Powder, granola, and chia seeds.


Thanks so much! I didn’t realize Greek yogurt had more protein than the regular light yogurts. I will have to make a shopping trip today. Yesterday I consumed 195 calories total. I’m so worried I’m going to end up back in the hospital. I never thought eating would be such a chore for me.

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@missmoe Yes, Greek has a higher Protein content and is generally less sweet than standard yogurt. Caution: using "light" or "low-fat" sometimes has more carbs. Read your labels. Personally, I do middle-of-the-road. I don't get full fat, but get a 2%. Believe it or not some fat is actually good for you!

It's Ok to have low calorie intake temporarily, but if you're going on 3 weeks and still that low, consider meal replacement/protein shakes. 3 weeks is a long time to be so severely restricting your caloric intake. I'd say your biggest threat to hospitalization is dehydration, so be sure you're getting fluids.

I know Protein Shakes are not the tastiest things, but it's actually kind of amazing what you can do with them. My go to is Unjury. I just couldn't stand the ready to drink ones after surgery. I put them in Fairlife Milk (extra protein) and if I needed variety, I would mix/match or add extra ingredients like bananas or Peanut Butter. I see some on this board putting protein shakes in their daily coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker, but they rave about that.

As I indicated earlier, I relied on protein shakes for at least a month and I ALWAYS keep some on hand just in case. Not to be an advertisement for Unjury, but I do really love the stuff. If you're tired of sweet shakes (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), they do offer savory ones like chicken Soup and I just got a sample of Santa Fe Chili. Haven't tried it yet, but I see potential for recipes.

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