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I am 10 weeks post op and would appreciate any advice. My Protein goal from dietitian is 70gram per day (she calculates based on goal weight of 70kg) I use Protein Powder in my coffee which provides 15 grams of protein. No problem drinking 2 or 3 cups over the course of the day. However I know I am not eating healthy. I am finding it very difficult to get my protein from actual foods as the quantity I can eat is small. Can you please share how you reach your protein goal.

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That early on, I think it’s very difficult to meet your Protein goal without protein powder/shakes and protein-fortified foods. My go-to Breakfast is half a container of Greek yogurt with half a scoop of protein powder for a total of 19 grams of protein. You can also mix unflavored protein powder into a lot of things like Soups, refried Beans, etc. I sometimes use Quest protein chips for a protein boost (I make taco bites using 1/3 of a bag of protein chips + taco meat + lettuce, Tomato, and plain Greek yogurt, or put crushed protein chips on a salad).

Since you can only eat small quantities, you have to eat mainly protein (typically meat). There’s not much room for anything else, even vegetables. I am 6 months out and still find it challenging to get 60 grams of protein per day. I still use protein powder every day. Part of it is that I don’t eat between meals; I guess if you snack throughout the day, you can probably work in some more protein, but I’m trying not to fall back into bad habits.

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If you can stand Bone Broth (add some stuff for flavor) it can be helpful. The caramel Protein Shakes are great in coffee. I liked the Protein Bars, particularly the chocolate delux ones. I liked boiled potatoes with lowfat shredded cheese, refried Beans with cheese and salsa, tofu, rotissiere chicken (SOFT), soft baked fish. I really loved frozen greek yogurt bars (Yasso makes a great one). Also, Protein pancakes were a tremendous favorite. (you make the batter with oatmeal, cottage cheese, egg whites, baking powder, greek yogurt in blender)

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I am only 10 days out, but I have been choosing eggs, cottage cheese, puréed chicken Soup and refried Beans. This weekend I am going to purée a grilled tuna steak. I am limited because of my stage and rely on my shakes also.

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5 minutes ago, Creekimp13 said:

Also, Protein pancakes were a tremendous favorite. (you make the batter with oatmeal, cottage cheese, egg whites, baking powder, greek yogurt in blender)

Do you have a link to this recipe? It looks good!

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There are a bunch of them out there. I just wing it and put half a cup of oatmeal in my little smoothie blender with three egg whites, maybe 1/4 cup cottage cheese, a half a teaspoon of baking powder, and a glob of greek yogurt. If it's too dry, I add more yogurt and sometimes a little almond milk. After the batter rests for a few minutes it will get very thick as the oats suck up the Fluid. I make silver dollar pancakes and eat about 5 and put the rest in the freezer. This recipe is awesome with blueberries. Maple Grove Farms sugar free Syrup is 5 calories a serving and isn't bad! I also love them with home made apple butter made with Splenda instead of sugar.

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pancakes, you just made me very happy 😁

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4 hours ago, Creekimp13 said:

There are a bunch of them out there. I just wing it and put half a cup of oatmeal in my little smoothie blender with three egg whites, maybe 1/4 cup cottage cheese, a half a teaspoon of baking powder, and a glob of greek yogurt. If it's too dry, I add more yogurt and sometimes a little almond milk. After the batter rests for a few minutes it will get very thick as the oats suck up the Fluid. I make silver dollar pancakes and eat about 5 and put the rest in the freezer. This recipe is awesome with blueberries. Maple Grove Farms sugar free Syrup is 5 calories a serving and isn't bad! I also love them with home made apple butter made with Splenda instead of sugar.

Hi, pancakes yum. How much Protein would them 5 give you? I have 6 tablespoons of Greek yogurt, three eggs and some berries in it every morning. It gives me around 30 grams to start the day. I do not know what else to have that gives you high protein. I do not have protein powder, my surgeon here in Tasmania thinks it is not a good habit to get into. I have not really cooked anything, basically living off yogurt, prawns, tuna, cottage cheese as I feeling sick and heavy in the chest all the time. I had my op in August, second one to remove gallbladder and stretch the bowel a little so I do not get malnourished again 6 weeks ago. Any advice please

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I eat cottage cheese, nut butter, and yogurt as Snacks to get Protein. You could also try soft fish. It has a lot of protein in it.

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Hello, I am 1.5 years out and still drink the Premier Protein 30 Gm shakes nearly daily. My surgeon said 65-75 Gms of Protein daily. With a shake I am nearly halfway there. I also use low-fat cotttage cheese, skinless boneless grilled or baked chicken. I have found beef is somewhat difficult to digest. There are many great suggestions above which have also given ME some new ideas.
wish you well and keep us posted.

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I am 10 weeks post op and would appreciate any advice. My Protein goal from dietitian is 70gram per day (she calculates based on goal weight of 70kg) I use Protein Powder in my coffee which provides 15 grams of Protein. No problem drinking 2 or 3 cups over the course of the day. However I know I am not eating healthy. I am finding it very difficult to get my protein from actual foods as the quantity I can eat is small. Can you please share how you reach your protein goal.

What is the best tasteless Protein Powder for mixing with coffee, power aid? I start pre op diet in a couple of days.

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On 2/14/2021 at 8:55 AM, jpeits52 said:

Hello, I am 1.5 years out and still drink the Premier Protein 30 Gm shakes nearly daily. My surgeon said 65-75 Gms of Protein daily. With a shake I am nearly halfway there. I also use low-fat cotttage cheese, skinless boneless grilled or baked chicken. I have found beef is somewhat difficult to digest. There are many great suggestions above which have also given ME some new ideas.
wish you well and keep us posted.

I agree that beef is very hard to digest.

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My nutritionist said I could have Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek yoghurt. It is a lifesaver. My stomach will not tolerate anything bigger than a pea so this is perfect for me. Plus it is 15 grams of Protein.

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