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My biggest issue post surgical with my routine and my "normal" day is and has been my one weakness...my morning latte. I normally make a espresso shot, and pour it into 1.5 cups of steamed skim milk.
I've tried four different ways of adding Protein Powder to this and have thrown out every single one...they were awful.
So I ask, is it okay for us to drink "coffee". I haven't started on my mushy food phase yet, but LORD I can tell you that my liquid phase has DEFINITELY been a downer without my morning latte 😞
Thoughts?

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My biggest issue post surgical with my routine and my "normal" day is and has been my one weakness...my morning latte. I normally make a espresso shot, and pour it into 1.5 cups of steamed skim milk.
I've tried four different ways of adding Protein Powder to this and have thrown out every single one...they were awful.
So I ask, is it okay for us to drink "coffee". I haven't started on my mushy food phase yet, but LORD I can tell you that my liquid phase has DEFINITELY been a downer without my morning latte [emoji20]
Thoughts?

Do you like tea? I have morning tea with an individual packet of either vanilla or unflavored Vital collagen Protein (7 g) with a little honey and splash of milk. Its not a ton of protein but does replace the morning routine and I get a little caffeine from the tea. Plus, the Vital blends really well into drinks.

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it's hard to answer this because surgeons are all across the board on this. Some are OK with caffeine right away, some say never drink it again. Some are OK with it after a certain amount of time (e.g., after 4 weeks, or after six months). Some say it's OK if you limit it to one cup a day. Does your clinic have guidelines on this?

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16 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

it's hard to answer this because surgeons are all across the board on this. Some are OK with caffeine right away, some say never drink it again. Some are OK with it after a certain amount of time (e.g., after 4 weeks, or after six months). Some say it's OK if you limit it to one cup a day. Does your clinic have guidelines on this?

doc suggests no caffeine again - I do have a bag of Decaf espresso Beans on the way. it's not really about the caffeine as it is more questioning the "emptiness" of me possibly wasting caloric input without 'much' Protein. From the beginning, we're told, "protein first always", yet my morning latte with skim milk only gives me 12g, (which is better than zero, of course, but it's far from 30g from a shake). I just seem to be missing this one thing in my mornings, and it's starting to get a bit depressing that I can't seem to find a happy medium.
I know this all sounds trivial in the grand scheme of things, but this is the one thing that I'm having the hardest time with since surgery.

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26 minutes ago, BadWolfGirl said:

Do you like tea? I have morning tea with an individual packet of either vanilla or unflavored Vital collagen Protein (7 g) with a little honey and splash of milk. Its not a ton of Protein but does replace the morning routine and I get a little caffeine from the tea. Plus, the Vital blends really well into drinks.

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unfortunately me and tea just don't get along. And collagen supplements are a no for me as I'm vegetarian, so only whey based protein powders/supplements are able to be used.

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My dr and nut did not take coffee off the table as it were. I’ve been having my morning cup of Joe every day since day 2. Some days I don’t drink it all and I’m using fat free, sugar free Creamer and Splenda with no issues.

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I've been having one cup of regular coffee a day within a couple weeks of gastric sleeve surgery with no problem. I add some liquid pre-mixed Pure Protein chocolate shake to it and like the taste.

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6 hours ago, GAjeepGirl said:

've tried four different ways of adding Protein Powder to this and have thrown out every single one...they were awful.

Protein powders are AWFUL no matter what you mix them with...

I would give this a try: https://www.premierprotein.com/products/cafe-latte-protein-shake

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10 hours ago, GAjeepGirl said:

My biggest issue post surgical with my routine and my "normal" day is and has been my one weakness...my morning latte. I normally make a espresso shot, and pour it into 1.5 cups of steamed skim milk.
I've tried four different ways of adding Protein Powder to this and have thrown out every single one...they were awful.
So I ask, is it okay for us to drink "coffee". I haven't started on my mushy food phase yet, but LORD I can tell you that my liquid phase has DEFINITELY been a downer without my morning latte 😞
Thoughts?

You can absolutely drink 1-2 cups of coffee.

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6 hours ago, RobertaMSN said:

I've been having one cup of regular coffee a day within a couple weeks of gastric sleeve surgery with no problem. I add some liquid pre-mixed Pure Protein chocolate shake to it and like the taste.

I use Premier Protein moca or vanilla in my morning coffee. Tasts great plus 30 grams Protein the easy way .

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2 hours ago, Slownstedy said:

I use Premier Protein moca or vanilla in my morning coffee. Tasts great plus 30 grams Protein the easy way .

do you heat up the whole serving? I tried that with the chocolate and it was horrid

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50 minutes ago, GAjeepGirl said:

do you heat up the whole serving? I tried that with the chocolate and it was horrid

No. I make a regular pot of coffee ,pour an 8oz cup and use the Protein Drink like u would a Creamer about 1oz. I usually drink the rest after my coffee .

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Also try to remember that not everything you ingest needs to be high Protein. There's all that Water to sip after all. While it would be a bonus if you could make your latte have protein in it, if your surgery team says it's okay to have it, I would have it. My surgery team said the ideal is no caffeine/coffee/soda for the rest of my life, but they know that we'll eventually slip and have it, so they've suggested how long I should wait before trying it out on my new pouchie. I hope you find a livable solution for yourself soon that will keep your spirits up!

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I drink regular coffee everyday no issues at all for me

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