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I struggled too cause I wasn’t hungry but I just kept working at it. I didn’t enjoy Protein Shakes or powder so that didn’t help. Was easier when I got to solid foods & as I could eat a little more. My surgeon was fine with me not meeting the goals to begin with but that was his position on it.

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I eat Chomps as a snack...they are grass fed beef/turkey/venison sticks. They have 90 calories and 9 grams of Protein. About an ounce and a half. I also add collagen powder to my coffee (9 grams of protein, plus good for skin and hair) and 1/4 of a Protein Shake, usually caramel Premier Protein or Fairlife vanilla (approximately 7.5 grams of protein). Throw in a Greek yogurt and you are almost there!

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It's a challenge! My goal is 60 grams of Protein per day, and I still don't always get that much. I usually need to drink half a Protein Shake or some protein hot chocolate to get to 60 grams in a day. I also mix Protein Powder into anything I can. My go-to Breakfast is half a thing of Greek yogurt with half a scoop of protein powder (vanilla yogurt with birthday cake protein powder is my favorite), for 18 grams of protein. I mix unflavored protein powder with Soups or refried Beans, and cinnamon roll protein powder with protein oatmeal. Not sure if you're allowed to have crunchy things yet, but I love Quest protein chips. They have 18-20 grams of protein per bag. I make taco bites with them (1/3 bag of protein chips, chicken, salsa, lettuce, Tomato, plain Greek yogurt).

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I typically have a Protein Shake for breakfast to make sure I hit my goals. It is difficult for me to eat enough dense Protein foods in one day to make goal. I also have Protein Bars in case I need a quick 20-ish grams on the go.

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Two Protein Shakes alone would have 50 g of Protein. So that's most of it right there.

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Dannon Light and Fit 12G

8 oz Fairlife Skim 13G

4 oz Bono’s turkey breast 30G

Core Power Elite (best Protein Drink IMO) 42G in one!

cottage cheese 18G I think 5 oz

and I drink Protein20 Water (15 G a bottle)

and add Isopure unflavored Protein Powder to just about anything

These are some estimates off the top of ny head. I am 12 days post op. Down 14 lbs

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I drink protein2O (15 g/ bottle) and Protein hot chocolate (15 g/ packet). Also add unflavored Protein Powder to things. I am less than 2 weeks post op too.

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I am one week out and on phase 2 having a hard time getting 60-70 grams of Protein in And also all the liquid. Does it get easier as you eat more than just full liquid diet. Also does anyone find there is too much sweet? The Protein Shakes are sweet the Vitamins are on the sweet side, dying fir something a little salty? Anyone else?

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When just starting out, it is very hard to get to the required goal. I did not even come close. It gets better with time.

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16 minutes ago, Auderly said:

I am one week out and on phase 2 having a hard time getting 60-70 grams of Protein in And also all the liquid. Does it get easier as you eat more than just full liquid diet. Also does anyone find there is too much sweet? The Protein Shakes are sweet the Vitamins are on the sweet side, dying fir something a little salty? Anyone else?

Don’t worry too much if you’re not getting all your Protein in to begin as long as you’re close. I never hit my protein goal the first couple of weeks. I wasn’t hungry or interested in eating. I hated the sweet too so I went to Soups & bone broths which were so much better.

And yes it does get better & easier as you move to more solid food & as you get further along on the journey.

Do you take gummies Multivitamins? They have so much sugar/artificial sweeteners - that’s how they make them gummies & sweet like. I took Bioceutical Multi Vitamins (don’t know if they’re available in the US). They’re a regular sized capsule so easy to swallow.

Good luck.

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Thank you , ,you made me feel so much better. I take fusion Multivitamin, they are chewable, I have to do 4 a day, they are given flavor names like cherry, grape etc, but they don’t taste anything like the are they flavor, but they are also on the sweet side.

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