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Hello All

I am new to this forum. I am 6 weeks post op and have lost about 30 lbs. My issue is that I need to have an intake of 90 grams Protein and am not hitting it. I am eating protein rich food weighing everything, drinking shakes and eating yogurt. My problem is that most Protein Shakes make me fill ill. Even the yogurt turns my stomach. I am also allergic to milk so everything is lactose and milk free. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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I don't drink milk often because it can make me gassy/upset stomach so for my one week pre-op diet, I'm using vanilla unsweetened almond milk and Orgain vegan Protein Powder. I like mixing the chocolate and Peanut Butter flavors because it cuts down on the sweetness. The resulting "shake" is really yummy. It's best blended to keep out the lumpies.

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Protein water! 500ml between 12-20g of protein per bottle. Bit expensive but I find it really helps & counts towards my Fluid intake. Most are fruit flavoured, no fat, no sugar. I'm in the UK so won't reccomend brands as you might not have them but I found some good ones on Amazon (although I try not buy there, they were cheaper)

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Fairlife low-fat milk. Higher in Protein, and no lactose due to ultra filtration. I have lactose intolerance and it does not cause me issues. Good luck!

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Use plant based Protein Powder and shakes. such as Orgain with 20 gm of Protein. Ripple milk is great with 8 gm per cup. I developed a whey intolerance after surgery and don't consume any dairy products now. 90 gm of protein is a lot for a woman. My surgeon's guidelines for women were as follows:

60 inches tall (5 ft): 50 - 60 gms per day

65 inches ( 5 ft 5 in): 60 - 65 gm per day

70 inches (5 ft 8 in): 65 - 70 gm per day

Only very tall men need to get in 90 gm/day per my surgeon. So I wouldn't worry too much if you can't get in that much.. Anyway, I use soy or oat milk yogurt, Ripple milk, and plenty of legumes. I have no problem getting in my protein every day. It's not hard, even being lactose intolerant.

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Thank you. I feel better now with all of the support.

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Good tip to remember is that your body can only absorb so much Protein at one time. (Roughly 20 to 30g per meal) so spacing is vital.

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I'm mixing vega sport plant based Protein Powder in yogurt and it's good. You can mix it into Ripple milk for added Protein (higher protein plant based milk) they also make a yogurt. I find Greek yogurt with digestive enzymes doesn't upset my dairy intolerance. As long as it's low sugar. Oikos triple zero has been good. Take chewable digestive enzymes and that helps a lot too. Also the right whey protein shouldn't cause stomach upset. I've used PEScience select and not had issues.

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I forgot to add it helps to calculate your baseline Protein using the ratio of 0.36 grams of protein per 1 lb body weight. To know you are getting enough. But not necessarily too much.

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