had weight loss surgery worry about protein or calories?

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Posted: 05 Mar 2011, 16:34
Hi yall... i am new to the forum.. my dr. recommended 60gms of protein a day... i am achieving that but calories are adding up... should i worry???
Darcie Mempa

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Posted: 05 Mar 2011, 22:24
I had a proximal rny gastric bypass 2 years ago... I have lost 130 lbs and have about 27 to get to my goal... Protein is difficult to get in at first. When did you have the surgery? Use your protein drink to get most of that protein... Isopure has zero sugar and 2 scoops is 50g of protein! It tastes good too. I can now get most of my protein from meats and natural proteins. I have been very lucky with my surgery and have had no side effects and have not thrown up since I had my surgery, in fact I cant. Not sure why... but its a good and bad thing. I average about 1200 to 1700 calories a day now and I am still losing, although it is slower. Good luck to you and I hope that helped.... D
Ed Endicott

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Posted: 06 Mar 2011, 09:13
Take a look at where you are getting your protein from. Not all protein comes from beef or meat. I had the same questions when I first started out only I was also very concerned with fat intake. There are many low calorie sources of protein you can eat. Some examples-

Try eating Quinoa instead of rice (cook it just like rice)
beans and legumes are generally are higher in protein

Even if you don't want to become a vegetarian, reading up on vegetarian diets will help you get an idea of low calorie, high protein foods.

If you want protein from meat, I've found that chicken, fish, and pork are better alternatives from a calorie perspective. Beef can be high in calories so leaner cuts (like tenderloin) are going to give you more protein for the calories.

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Posted: 06 Mar 2011, 09:28
I think she is on a post surgery low carb high protein low calorie diet prescribed by her surgeon.

With those limitations, as Darcie mentioned, perhaps your best bet is protein powder in shakes.


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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 14:25
I'm 90 days post surgery and my surgeon has me on the high protein, lower more complex carb, between 800 and 1200 calories and shoot for 80+ grams of protein a day (infact the more the better, you will feel satisfied). I was told to eat protein first and once you start eating a full diet only use the protein shakes as snack to supplement getting the 80+ grams. The Dr and RD told us to remember your body will only digest 30 - 35 grams max of liquid protein an hour so if you are drinking more than 30 that is going through your body. I understand you can digest more if you are in an intense exercise. That just applies to the liquid, you can digest more than 30 grams of food because it takes longer to digest and be absorbed. I found a great protein powder by MRM -- it disolves instantly, no grit, sweetened with stevia and it is 18g per scoop. I buy the vanilla flavored and put it in my decaf coffee in the mornings for my morning snack.

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Posted: 04 Aug 2011, 09:46
Just had my surgery June 27. Dr more concerned with getting recommended protein in than carbs but each dr is different. Call the dr's office and ask them this question -they should be more than willing to get you the right answer for their particular recommendations.

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Posted: 17 Aug 2011, 10:49
First and most importantly is to find out from your doctor exactly what he/she recommends. Ask for a referral to a registered dietician. Post-gastric bypasses is very important and you need to learn how and what and when to eat. Follow you doctor's advise.

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Posted: 17 Aug 2011, 20:46
there are some protien shakes called premier 30 grams of protein and only 160 calories. taste great

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