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I'm just got approved for my surgery and had my first dietitian appointment. I've already cut out caffeine and carbonated drinks so we are focusing on 60 - 80 Proteins and 10 g sugar per meal? So my question is we not supposed to go over 80 in proteins? 2nd what do you do when you work with no real breaks because your to busy? Anything will help thank you!

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If you have no real breaks, keep a pre-made Protein Shake or Protein Water handy and drink whenever you can.

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You can have more than 80g Protein, but it is actually possible to get TOO much protein. At least for a "normal" person, Since bypass patients don't absorb everything it might be harder, I am not sure about that part.

I would probably do Protein Shakes at work since you don't get breaks. You can't really eat fast enough to sneak a quick meal in. It would just be a bite or 2 at a time and take forever to eat which may classify as "grazing".

I am about 7 weeks post op and it takes me about 30 minutes to eat 2oz of meat and a few bites of veggies.

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I second the Protein Shake. Or maybe meat and cheese squares. Everyone worries about “grazing” but I’m not sure if it really is bad if you actually portion out a lunch or dinner and only eat that amount just over a longer period of time?? By definition it may be grazing but that doesn’t mean it is necessarily problematic?? It could be but I would ask my surgeon about this. Given your schedule it may be the only way you can get in enough Protein.

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3 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

I second the Protein Shake. Or maybe meat and cheese squares. Everyone worries about “grazing” but I’m not sure if it really is bad if you actually portion out a lunch or dinner and only eat that amount just over a longer period of time?? By definition it may be grazing but that doesn’t mean it is necessarily problematic?? It could be but I would ask my surgeon about this. Given your schedule it may be the only way you can get in enough Protein.

Ah, yes. You make a valid point. The calories are still the calories.

The only issue I would see is being able to get fluids in if you are constantly eating all day. There would be no windows of opportunity. Especially with the 30 minute rule.

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1 minute ago, kcuster83 said:

Ah, yes. You make a valid point. The calories are still the calories.

The only issue I would see is being able to get fluids in if you are constantly eating all day. There would be no windows of opportunity. Especially with the 30 minute rule.

That’s a good point too about the drinking. I am guessing the OP will have to take more breaks somehow. Maybe split it into two so it’s not AS bad. This will be less of an issue the further out you get when you can drink a glass of liquid in a reasonable amount of time.

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You can ask your doctor for a note so that they have to reasonably accommodate you. Maybe he/she will have suggestions that worked for other patients.

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