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Hi all! I’m about 6 weeks until surgery and I’m trying to pre-plan Protein sources, maybe even meal prep to freeze. I have tried using GENEPRO. Bought some injury today to try. Just wondering what you all would recommend to get to have for my post op period? Also wondering about if anyone did meal prep to freeze for afterwards? Just can’t think of what might be good to buy or prep and freeze ahead of time. Thanks!

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I am two months post-op and I use Premier Protein/Ensure, but the 30g premade shakes. I drink one in the morning and one in the afternoon. That gets me to 60g right there. At that point, it is easy to get to at least 75 -- one packet of tuna fish will do it. The shakes are the way to guarantee that you hit your Protein goals without stressing your stomach.

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Post op, I have relied on Premier Protein ready made shakes and Unjury Protein powders mixed with unsweetened soy milk.

I more sensitive to sweet tastes now, and so I really only drink the Premier Protein in vanilla especially when I need it to be on-the-go or quick and easy. During pre-op I loved the other flavors but now, not so much. Unjury tastes a lot less sweet so I prefer that now.

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I remember the feeling wanting to do everything I could to prepare but I wouldn’t stock up too much. Post op many people have taste changes especially with sweet things like the Protein Shakes. (I had to give away two- 12 packs because I didn’t like them post op and hubby didn’t either). Anyways, Amazon has a variety pack of the Premier Protein that would be good to sample shakes post op. Maybe some other brands sell variety packs as well. I wish I had just stuck to those. Then you can just have shakes delivered in whatever flavor you can tolerate.

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The Premier multiflavor pack is a good idea. Also, I love the Fairlife ones (they're dairy, so if that's an issue, try OWYN instead).

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Post-op, I liked the Premier shakes ok. Then I went and bought a ton of Fairlife shakes (because many folks raved about them), and they made me gag. And some post-op folks can’t stand the taste of Premier. So my advice would be: don’t buy a lot of any one brand without trying them first post-op.

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