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47 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

Can you have clear Protein drinks? ? I hated the sweetness of shakes post surgery so the clear Protein was a blessing. They sell a lot of protein packed Soups on this site that may be worth trying. Many people also mention Bone Broth but I’ve never tried it.

Thanks!! I've just ordered several clear Protein Drinks and the protein soups! Fingers crossed I can take them. whey protein can cause an issue for me, focusing on the collagen with a few limited whey protein sources in Soups or something else.

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7 minutes ago, SleeveMeToIt said:

Thanks!! I've just ordered several clear Protein Drinks and the Protein soups! Fingers crossed I can take them. whey protein can cause an issue for me, focusing on the collagen with a few limited whey protein sources in Soups or something else.

I will cross my fingers too 🤞

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19 hours ago, SleeveMeToIt said:

Sunnyer - I am the same and unable to stomach Protein Drinks. I am still pre-op and am very worried about this going forward. I am allergic to milk and eggs and get very sick, so in addition to the allergy I also have an aversion to things that are creamy even if they aren't milk based because of how sick the milk makes me.

How are you getting in your Protein during the liquid phase?

I did broth during the liquid phase and I also forced myself to drink a Protein drink a day or eat a protein pudding, even if they made me gag.

I didn't actually hit my protein goals during the liquid phase, and I still don't. I was getting maybe 15-30 grams of protein per day during the liquid phase, instead of 75, and during the puree stage 20-65 (most often 25-45) grams of protein per day.

To date, my best day has been 65 grams of protein, so I've never actually reached the 75 gram goal. A lot of the protein after the liquid stage has been from fish and Beans, but also from eggs and a little milk, Last week I added ground beef and found that I tolerate it well, better than milk products.

But the protein drinks and puddings make me gag and throw up, so I makes me able to eat less during the day. I don't know how happy my doctors will be that I skip them, but I just can't. I'm nauseated enough as it is, more or less all day, so I can't deal with the fake sweet taste of most or all protein products.

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Have you tried different artificial sweeteners? I can only tolerate Splenda because the others give me a headache or diarrhea. There are so many different formulas out there, one has to work for you or you will find it very difficult.

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