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Ok. I had my 4 week check up (via phone call). I told my surgeon that I didn't feel like my weight loss was going good. He agreed that it's not as good as it should be. After talking with him. I realize I'm not getting in my Protein. I've been so focused on eating 4oz of protein. I wasn't thinking of getting 60g of protein a day 🤦‍♀️ What do y'all eat to get the full amount in? The shakes are making me nauseous now. I'm still on soft foods. So stuff like 2 eggs only give me 12g of protein. 4oz Refried Beans only give me 6g. Im not sure how to get the protein in with out over eating. This is so confusing to me. Im a picky eater so this makes it even harder for me.

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chicken? I get the grilled chicken already cooked in a bag. Its 15 grams of Protein per serving, Also tuna pouches or cans. They are like 15-20 grams of protein per serving.

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36 minutes ago, Happy Stylist said:

Ok. I had my 4 week check up (via phone call). I told my surgeon that I didn't feel like my weight loss was going good. He agreed that it's not as good as it should be. After talking with him. I realize I'm not getting in my Protein. I've been so focused on eating 4oz of Protein. I wasn't thinking of getting 60g of protein a day 🤦‍♀️ What do y'all eat to get the full amount in? The shakes are making me nauseous now. I'm still on soft foods. So stuff like 2 eggs only give me 12g of protein. 4oz Refried Beans only give me 6g. Im not sure how to get the protein in with out over eating. This is so confusing to me. Im a picky eater so this makes it even harder for me.

Protein Powder is the worst. I'm still in pureed stage so I've been buying Fairlife shakes; expensive but they taste good and are 30 grams each. I figure it's an investment until I can eat more food.

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50 minutes ago, Happy Stylist said:

Ok. I had my 4 week check up (via phone call). I told my surgeon that I didn't feel like my weight loss was going good. He agreed that it's not as good as it should be. After talking with him. I realize I'm not getting in my Protein. I've been so focused on eating 4oz of Protein. I wasn't thinking of getting 60g of protein a day 🤦‍♀️ What do y'all eat to get the full amount in? The shakes are making me nauseous now. I'm still on soft foods. So stuff like 2 eggs only give me 12g of protein. 4oz Refried Beans only give me 6g. Im not sure how to get the protein in with out over eating. This is so confusing to me. Im a picky eater so this makes it even harder for me.

Yeah, shakes & protein powders are the worst. I’m presuming you’ve started soft foods given your diet. Minced meats are a good option cause they cook up soft & are easy to eat (well I found them very easy). 4ozs beef, pork, chicken, etc. mince will provide about 25-30g of protein. Throw in your favourite herbs & spices, sauces or gravies to keep it moist. You can also add some vegetables (cook it all up slowly so they’re very soft) but this will lower the protein content so be careful. Soft flaked fish will also provide about 25g. Find a good high protein yoghurt too.

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Protein Gatorade?

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Skyr, a type of yogurt, this has been my go to Protein food item and has been for the last 6 months being vegetarian and all. I don't consume protein powders or shakes and get most of my protein from Skyr and other vegetarian food groups.

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I like the unflavored Isopure Protein Powder that can be mixed to make Protein Jello or pudding. I can’t take more than one shake a day. I do Greek Yogurt too. There’s one called Two Good that’s ok.

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4 hours ago, FarfelDiego said:

I like the unflavored Isopure Protein Powder that can be mixed to make Protein Jello or pudding. I can’t take more than one shake a day. I do Greek Yogurt too. There’s one called Two Good that’s ok.

I tried making Protein Jello with unflavored Isopure. I didn't like it and I'm still pre op, so I can't imagine liking it post op. How much Protein Powder do you add to a box of jello? Maybe I added too much...

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7 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Yeah, shakes & Protein powders are the worst. I’m presuming you’ve started soft foods given your diet. Minced meats are a good option cause they cook up soft & are easy to eat (well I found them very easy). 4ozs beef, pork, chicken, etc. mince will provide about 25-30g of protein. Throw in your favourite herbs & spices, sauces or gravies to keep it moist. You can also add some vegetables (cook it all up slowly so they’re very soft) but this will lower the protein content so be careful. Soft flaked fish will also provide about 25g. Find a good high protein yoghurt too.

On my plan I can't have beef or pork for a year🥺. I'll start adding tuna in to my diet more. It's not something I love because I'm don't like fish. (Very picky eater)

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1 hour ago, Happy Stylist said:

On my plan I can't have beef or pork for a year🥺. I'll start adding tuna in to my diet more. It's not something I love because I'm don't like fish. (Very picky eater)

I'm sad that you can't have pork. It's the meat that agrees with me best - pork tenderloin (not overcooked) is the best for my tummy post surgery. Fish hasn't been well tolerated as I would have expected.

My suggestions: Greek yogurt (or other high Protein yogurt) and Bone Broth. Those were crucial for me when I was in that stage of recovery.

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If you have any Protein powders on hand, consider mixing them into Greek yogurt. Also, Sams Club sells the Protein2o waters, which have 15g protein per bottle (taste is roughly similar to a Vitamin Water Zero).

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18 hours ago, Happy Stylist said:

Ok. I had my 4 week check up (via phone call). I told my surgeon that I didn't feel like my weight loss was going good. He agreed that it's not as good as it should be. After talking with him. I realize I'm not getting in my Protein. I've been so focused on eating 4oz of Protein. I wasn't thinking of getting 60g of protein a day 🤦‍♀️ What do y'all eat to get the full amount in? The shakes are making me nauseous now. I'm still on soft foods. So stuff like 2 eggs only give me 12g of protein. 4oz Refried Beans only give me 6g. Im not sure how to get the protein in with out over eating. This is so confusing to me. Im a picky eater so this makes it even harder for me.

I also buy carbmaster milk, which is higher protein and lower sugar than usual. Also, surgery made me lactose intolerant and it has non so bonus. Anyway, I make pudding with it, drinks even eat Cereal sometimes. Also, my surgeon has always said eat 4 or 5 times per day to lose. This helps me and you don't have to add Protein Powder.

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5 hours ago, Splenda said:

If you have any Protein powders on hand, consider mixing them into Greek yogurt. Also, Sams Club sells the Protein2o waters, which have 15g Protein per bottle (taste is roughly similar to a Vitamin Water Zero).

I plan on start that tomorrow morning. I tried a shake again this morning and again it made me nauseous. So, I'm going to try the Protein Powder in my yogurt.

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1 hour ago, ann2472 said:

I also buy carbmaster milk, which is higher Protein and lower sugar than usual. Also, surgery made me lactose intolerant and it has non so bonus. Anyway, I make pudding with it, drinks even eat Cereal sometimes. Also, my surgeon has always said eat 4 or 5 times per day to lose. This helps me and you don't have to add Protein Powder.

Never heard of this brand of milk. I'll have to look into it.

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