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Hi Folks:

I had my gastric sleeve on February 26 and have been losing at a snail's pace. I think one of my problems is not enough exercise. I'm not complaining, just stating the facts.

I'm in the habit of having Protein Shake for Breakfast for 160 calories. My favorite flavor is vanilla. The got very boring and was really just like drinking milky water....so I put my thinking cap on and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!

Instead of using all Water, I used mostly water but 4 tablespoons of half-and-half. I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I substitute some of the water with ice cubes, put in all in the blender and whip the heck out of it.

It takes a lot to get me excited about anything having to do with dieting, but I really wanted to share this. It's changed my breakfast from Ho-Hum to Yum-Yum! It adds 80 calories to your daily intake, but SO worth it!

Best to all,

Grace

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I use shakes mine luckily taste like milk shake and only use Water but sometimes I'll add a shot of coffee or Milo for caffeine that I need to get my day started :)

i actually don't do much exercise just ate very little calories for months and lived off shakes for months but I had bypass and weight has come off quickly.

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I use shakes mine luckily taste like milk shake and only use Water but sometimes I'll add a shot of coffee or Milo for caffeine that I need to get my day started

i actually don't do much exercise just ate very little calories for months and lived off shakes for months but I had bypass and weight has come off quickly.

Could you tell me please what brand of shakes you use. I'd like to know because if they already taste like milk you're one up on me.

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Well I buy powder in bulk..

Scitec nutrition 100% whey

https://www.scitecnutrition.com/en/products/scitec_nutrition/proteins/100_whey_protein_pro

Not sure if it's in America or not..

I did try a few others but they taste so weak I like strong flavours...

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I still drink a Protein Shake every day at five years out because we discovered early on that I malabsorb Protein. I also did (and still do) a lot of experimenting with shakes to keep them interesting...same kind of stuff you did - and more!

if you want a bunch more ideas, check the blog http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/ She's a long-term WLS vet and loves cooking - she has lots of recipes on her site for all phases - including protein shake recipes. There are also a bunch of protein shake recipes on pinterest, however, the ones on pinterest aren't all necessarily appropriate for bariatric patients (although at minimum, you may get some ideas from them)

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