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I know some of you struggle with getting in all the Protein we're required to get. So I got to thinking, "Why do we need all of this protein?" and "How are we supposed to get in the protein without the calories?"

My surgeon and nutritionist don't count calories. They won't even discuss it. They focus on getting in the protein and Water and exercising and eating whole foods rather than processed foods.

So I thought I'd share a couple of infographics about why the protein is so important for dieters and WLS patients to help us all better understand and know why we're doing it.

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My surgeon's office is recommending a plant-based approach. I still don't have a surgery date yet so I'll be getting more info from them, but I've wondered if and how their approach is different than others. I'm guessing that they'll tell me about plant-based Protein, but I don't know.

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I kinda dig your surgeon's approach; it sounds much healthier than 'drink 400 calories of shakes for 6 months!' :D

I may be technically challenged (sure wouldn't be the first time), but they're very small for me? I'd love to read them.

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Mine focused on both. They don’t count calories, though I do but it is not the program focus. They want you to eat while, unprocessed foods. They say for every meal (once out of the purée phase and I can’t wait lol), to eat a Protein and a plant.

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I think I need new readers or my kids to come home and tell me how to blow up those photos!

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20 hours ago, njlimmer said:

My surgeon's office is recommending a plant-based approach. I still don't have a surgery date yet so I'll be getting more info from them, but I've wondered if and how their approach is different than others. I'm guessing that they'll tell me about plant-based Protein, but I don't know.

I'm not looking to start a debate or anything (I follow the protein-first approach that my surgeon recommends), but I came across this video from Dr. Matthew Weiner explaining why he recommends a vegetable-first approach for his patients:

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1 hour ago, BigSue said:

I'm not looking to start a debate or anything (I follow the protein-first approach that my surgeon recommends), but I came across this video from Dr. Matthew Weiner explaining why he recommends a vegetable-first approach for his patients:

That was a really informative video!! Thank you for sharing it!

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