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I can’t do whey Protein Shakes, so I’ve found a vegan one I like. However, it has 25g of carbs per shake. The whey ones have like 5g. What is recommended? It seems like a huge difference, but not sure if a big enough one to find a different shake.

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The type of carb matters when looking at the label (fiber, added sugar, sugar alcohols, etc.)

5g was my teams rec to stay under for sugar alone

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That is a high amount of carbs. The max for me is 5g like GreenTealael.

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So each shake should have no more than 5g of sugar? Darn! mine has 9g. I guess it's back to soy isolate for me.

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I would prefer to get most of my carbs from vegetables.

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3 hours ago, jennj said:

I can’t do whey Protein Shakes, so I’ve found a vegan one I like. However, it has 25g of carbs per shake. The whey ones have like 5g. What is recommended? It seems like a huge difference, but not sure if a big enough one to find a different shake.

I can't have whey either. Try NowSports chocolate Soy Protein Isolate off Amazon. Under 10g of carbs which was my guideline from my surgeon. Delicious.

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I don't know why it would have so many carbs, but it sounds like a lot. We're supposed to stay under 40 carbs a day total, right? Maybe keep looking.

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My NUT has told us we need to stay under 30 carbs daily unless it’s a special occasion.

But we were also told after 6 weeks to stop Protein Shakes and start using solid food as Protein sources.

Every now and then when a Protein Shake is my only option I go for the fairlife core power vanilla with 42 gm protein.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Core-Power-Elite-42g-Protein-Drink-Vanilla-14-Fl-Oz-1-Count/51236582?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=2803&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=42423897272&wl4=pla-51320962143&wl5=9026270&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=51236582&wl13=2803&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjwov3nBRDFARIsANgsdoF-8C9QStQkfjrWkYL1fKii4IanhE0NMU3DM01tjddbk3wzDjNgsEIaAvAoEALw_wcB

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I mean, when did you have surgery? I was told I can have up to 110g of carbs a day at this point given my exercise. (I don't... lol) So, depending how far out, 25g of carbs if you are using a shake as a meal may not be a big thing unless it makes you sick.

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I haven’t had surgery yet. July 8. I’m just trying to find a Protein Shake I can stomach.

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On 06/11/2019 at 15:41, jennj said:



I haven’t had surgery yet. July 8. I’m just trying to find a Protein Shake I can stomach.


Honestly I never found one that I truly like. The one I posted the link to is about the only one I can stomach in small amounts.
I make that 14 ounce shake last 2 servings because I get pretty full after about half of it.

Right around the time I was cleared for semi-solids, I went to plain milk for Protein and ditched the shakes. I also used dairy protein as my bridge to get most of my requirements in.

In all honesty, I probably didn’t hit any protein goals until I was 6-8 weeks post-surgery and I just had my 3 month labs run and my protein levels are just fine.

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So this is the nutritional panel from my shakes. I think because it’s vegetable based that’s why there are so many carbs. I have my pre-op appt on the 25th, so I will talk to my surgeon then. Just wondering what any of you thought about this. I looked at my soy isolate powder and it has 0 carbs, so obviously, this is a concern.

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37 minutes ago, jennj said:

So this is the nutritional panel from my shakes. I think because it’s vegetable based that’s why there are so many carbs. I have my pre-op appt on the 25th, so I will talk to my surgeon then. Just wondering what any of you thought about this. I looked at my soy isolate powder and it has 0 carbs, so obviously, this is a concern.

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My dietitian said the shake should have no more than 3g of fat and 10g of carbs.

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