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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.
im 7 mos out and still use the fairlife shakes as my replacement. i agree its sn investment till you can eat more, but thats my issue. It causes too much pain.

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2 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

Yea our tastes change its really weird. Some people say the fairlife shakes are not as sweet to them. I never tried them but I suggest going to gas stations and trying what they have so you can buy individual servings instead of a whole case you won’t drink.

Good idea. Thanks

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For those needing Protein ideas, I recently tried Oikos Yogurt. It has 140 calories and 20g of protein. Very good source of protein. I have been having that for Breakfast along with a little oatmeal. For my protein boost if my food does not measure up for the day, I use Unjury powder. It is 100 calories and comes in a variety of flavors. I prefer the chicken broth flavor and the french onion Soup flavor. I just could not do the Protein Shakes any longer. This is working for me. If I meet my protein goal with other meal items, I skip the Protein Powder for the day. I try to get 80g of protein.

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On 6/1/2022 at 11:52 AM, Tony B - NJ said:

For my Protein boost if my food does not measure up for the day, I use Unjury powder. It is 100 calories and comes in a variety of flavors. I prefer the chicken broth flavor and the french onion Soup flavor.

Have you tried the flavorless Unjury? I want something unflavored to add to some things I make but Im on the fence about it.

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I have tried it and use it occasionally. The problem with adding it to things is the temperature. YOu cannot cook well with it because it clumps above 140 degree f. Adding to a drink would be kind of weird, but possible. I have added small amounts to yogurt, but no the full amount because it would dry it up pretty badly.

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On 5/27/2022 at 3:15 AM, BypassingMyPhatAss♡ said:

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...

There is a guy I follow on Tiktok - RNY Chris, he showed that if you use a fairlife Protein Shake and 2tbsps on instant jello pudding and blend it up, you can stick it in the fridge and it turns to pudding quickly. It actually tastes great too! I can't handle sweets since I had my surgery otherwise I'd be living on those puddings.

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I hit a wall with shakes this week. My doc team suggested unflavored Protein Powder in Gatorade zero. Ugh! No. It was wretched. I found this idea in a bariatric cookbook. Nonfat milk mixed with some nonfat milk powder. It wasn’t gross! I tried a bit then made some more.

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On 5/26/2022 at 9:32 PM, 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 am a super super picky eater as well. Would take all day to list what I don't eat. I bought some unflavored Protein Powder. I put a LOT Inside a bottle of my favorite Crystal Lite , gatorade 0, or propel and make sure to drink that entire bottle that day. ;-)

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8 hours ago, FarfelDiego said:

I hit a wall with shakes this week. My doc team suggested unflavored Protein Powder in Gatorade zero. Ugh! No. It was wretched. I found this idea in a bariatric cookbook. Nonfat milk mixed with some nonfat milk powder. It wasn’t gross! I tried a bit then made some more.

Yes!! Double milk saved me right after surgery when shakes were too sweet. I used Fairlife skim milk for even more Protein than regular skim milk.

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I would suggest trying Premier Protein Clear - they are only 20 grams each (compared to the 30 in their shakes). My post-op book has a listing of Protein sources with the amt of protein and how much is needed to get that protein. I can try to scan it if you would like to see it?

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21 hours ago, FarfelDiego said:

Nonfat milk mixed with some nonfat milk powder. It wasn’t gross! I tried a bit then made some more.

My dietician suggested I do this when I was trying to maintain so for the calories not so much the extra Protein. I found it sweet though so only did it when making chia pudding. Makes the milk richer & creamier - bit more than full cream milk.

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I was also struggling to get more Protein. My dietician had me buy FAIRLIFE 2% MILK (right next to the refrigerated regular milk). I used it to make my shakes and added it to everything I made like Soups, Malt O Meal and refried Beans. I also drank it straight instead of Water. It has twice the amount of protein as regular milk.

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I like the Fairlife shakes just as they are, but if the texture or aftertaste bother you, can Water it down. And get more liquid oz in that way too 😆 I put a lot of ice in mine so i get 16-17 oz instead of 11-14. I also prefer the core power version of Fairlife for the strawberry banana flavor, but I’m told the sugar isn’t ideal. 6g sugar for 26g Protein is ok in my plan personally. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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