RobynDilley

Post op 9 days SICK of shakes

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Hi!  I'm new to this forum...   I'm 9 days post op from RNY and I am seriously SICK of shakes... litterally!  I'm supposed to be getting 60g of protein, but I can barely get 1shake down. I truly get ill trying to get it down. Anyone else have this issue, and what do you do? TIA 

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Have you tried the clear protein drinks like Isopure (my Walmart stocks them). 

They're a bit strong as is for me so I dilute them with water.  They come in 2 sizes, the small bottle contains 15g protein, the larger one 40g.

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Fairlife milk. :) A cup has 80 calories and 13 grams of protein. 

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I agree with cinwa. If you go for the Isopure you would only need to drink 1.5 of them per day to meet protein goals. Fairlife is good but it would take 5 just to get to goal.

I use Syntrax Nectar Chocolate Truffle with Fairlife milk. I use 1.5 scoops of powder and it gives me a 53 gram protein shake in just 8 ounces.

I also used the Unjury High Protein Chicken broth for the first few weeks. It gave me a break from regular cold shakes.

Hang in there. It is extremely important to get your protein in at this stage.

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@RobynDilley

This may or may not work for you, noting you live in OK, but it was a real boon for me. I made fish stock - I got free or inexpensive fish skeletons and heads from local fishmongers - they would give me 10-15 lbs at a time when I asked for 5 lbs!! - and the concentrated fish stock has so much protein in it that is gels on its own at room temperature. I use salt water white fish like haddock, cod, snapper, striped bass, etc. You can use salmon and other more oily fish but it won't store as long. 

Easy to make - put some onions, celery, carrots into a large stockpot to flavor the stock with a little water for the next step; add the fish and steam the bones - they sweat protein - and after 15-20 minutes of steaming, cover fish in water and boil the heck out of it. Break up any chunks of fish meat as it cooks by stirring coarsely with a big metal  or wooden spoon. Strain the fish and vegetables out after maybe an hour, and then reduce the broth. It's delicious, fragrant, and great. This will last, if you pour it hot into glass containers 

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My family friends have gotten used to me making this and using it as the base for the BurgundyBoy household chowder (that's really spelled "chowda" around here) with fish, potatoes, sausage, bacon bits, coarse tomatoes, parsley, garlic, clams, steamers ... you get the picture. 

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Hi @RobynDilley! I think we are using the same clinic because I think I've seen you on another group. :)

Broth is good - there's protein in it and it's easy to get down and it counts as fluids, too. I would sometimes put one scoop of unflavored Celebrate 20 in a cup of Fairlife milk - it wasn't enough to thicken it and I couldn't taste it, but it would get me 23 grams of protein without feeling like I was drinking another shake. I don't know if that will help, but it's an option. And hang in there. You're almost to soft foods! 

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You can do it!  Try Premier Protein shakes (premixed and sold at Walgreens and Costco) especially chocolate flavor, greek non-fat yoghurt, Jello brand chocolate fudge pudding without sugar mix made with your own non-fat milk, or Carnation Breakfast Essentials (no sugar added) mixed with your own non-fat milk.

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I used and still use Syntrax Nectar Carmel Macchiato and Vanilla latte with 8 oz of hot but not super hot coffee. It's not like shake, it's more like coffee with creamer.

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My dietician said not to worry too much in first few weeks it will balance out soon . Well done by the way . 

Great advice from lots of knowledgeable guys on here for you 

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