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Hi. I am wondering if anyone is able to get enough Protein, per day, by food. I am 10 weeks post op and have been on “normal” food for over a month. I absolutely detest Protein Powder, Protein Shakes, Protein Drink and any form or protein supplement. Not only do I detest, but it doesn’t sit well inside my stomach. I try to eat protein throughout the day (eggs, chicken, turkey, Greek yogurt, tuna, some cheeses) but I feel like I am no where near my protein gram goal. Wondering if anyone is hitting their protein goal with actual and food and what you are eating. Thanks.

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most people do eventually get to that point and can give up the shakes...

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My surgery requires a MINIMUM of 80g of Protein a day and I'm not going to even bother getting that on my own. It would stress me the hell out, so I go for a minimum of 50g on my own and then 1 Protein Shake that has 30g. I had to work to that. For a while I was on 2 Protein Shakes a day and trying to get in 20g on my own. I usually average somewhere around 60g on my own and then with the protein shake I'm about 90g and since you had the gastric sleeve your requirements for protein are less and it's very possible to be able to do it on your own without the shakes eventually. You'll get there!

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Isn't there a Protein Water?

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I am getting all my Protein from natural foods. I eat plenty of turkey and chicken. I have eggs 3 - 4 times a week. I have Cereal with milk the other days. I snack on yogurt daily.

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1 hour ago, It's time. said:

Isn't there a Protein Water?

Yes, I bought some at costco. It is called Protein2O and has 20 grams of Protein. It is strawberry and watermelon flavor -- that's the only flavor they had. It tastes pretty good -- watermelon isn't my favorite flavor, but it is good enough. It has 90 calories & 6g of carbs.

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3 hours ago, It's time. said:

Isn't there a Protein Water?

If you don't like the milky shakes, try Isopure zero carb. They taste like fruit juice and have forty grams of Protein per bottle, no carbs, no sugar and no fat. I don't care for the thick shakes either, except the Premier Protein cafe latte flavor. It tastes like a starbucks latte but has 30 grams of protein. I live on those, beef, shrimp, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, cheese and eggs pretty much. Surgery was 12/18 and I am down 80 lbs

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8 hours ago, ImsexyandIknowit said:

I hear ya on the shakes. I like Built Bars they have tons of Protein and they are nothing like your typical Protein Bars. Almost like eating a candy bar. Low sugar. Really good. I was also doing eggs everything. Good luck.

I am going to give those a try, I tried some other things I bought at Walmart and they were gross.

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I can't do shakes (I developed an allergy to whey after surgery, and the Bone Broth and pea based Proteins taste horrendous), and I get all my Protein from food. I usually am anywhere between 60-90grams a day.

I eat eggs (egg whites because I have to do low fat; my gallbladder failed a month into my recovery), turkey bacon bits, ham, and cheese omelettes in the morning with either broccoli or asparagus inside.

My snack is Ostrim turkey Jerky and either nuts (I like 0.5oz of cashews), 3 grapes, or mozzarella.

lunch is lunch meat or vegetable sausage (morningstar is good) with 4-5 triscuits and some laughing cow.

dinner is varied, but it's usually some kind of meat and veggie together.

I eat a lot of actual meat and vegetarian protein, but I did find one protein product that was super tasty. I'd get fairlife milk (lactose free and high protein) and Magic Spoon Cereal (protein cereal made with allulose!!! It's so tasty!) and eat that occasionally in place of one of my meals or my snack. I also will occasionally eat a One brand Protein Bar, but that's only on days I can't make it home to eat my regular meals (high protein, low sugar).

You gotta get creative sometimes, but it's totally doable to go without shakes. Bleh.

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On 07/12/2020 at 12:40, mary77450 said:






If you don't like the milky shakes, try Isopure zero carb. They taste like fruit juice and have forty grams of Protein per bottle, no carbs, no sugar and no fat. I don't care for the thick shakes either, except the Premier Protein cafe latte flavor. It tastes like a starbucks latte but has 30 grams of Protein. I live on those, beef, shrimp, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, cheese and eggs pretty much. Surgery was 12/18 and I am down 80 lbs


I cannot stomach the Isopure. I could drink it if it was ice cold, but most of the time, I cannot handle it. It just doesn’t agree with me lol

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I found the shakes hideous too & don’t get me started on pea Protein Powder 🤮 (anyone want to buy a tub - lol). I found a high Protein yoghurt drink (22g). I used to thin it a bit with about 40ml of unsweetened juice & added my silica, collagen & benefibre. I had it every day to boost my protein intake. Sometimes my tummy would grumble about it but worth it for the protein. You’ll find it easier to reach your protein goals as you progress & can eat a little more. My surgeon & dietician told me not to stress too much if I didn’t reach the goal every day to begin. eggs & seafood are good sources of protein & easier to consume for most.

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On 7/12/2020 at 4:34 PM, chrisisinchrist2 said:

I cannot stomach the Isopure. I could drink it if it was ice cold, but most of the time, I cannot handle it. It just doesn’t agree with me lol

Wow. That's a shame. I have been really lucky, I have yet to find anything I cannot tolerate. And the Isopures, I prefer cold, but I can drink them room temp and it doesn't bother me at all. You are doing really great on your weight loss tho! I have only lost 84 lbs, but I have a bad hip so walking is out of the question. I limp around the house from spot to spot and move about as little a possible for the most part. They told me they won't fix my hip unless I lost weight first so here I am.

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They are currently sold out but I have been getting them at their website. Builtbars.com

Just sign up and they will send you an email when they are back in stock. Also remember they have real chocolate in them and then can melt fast.. been there done that lol But absolutely love them

They package them with ice

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