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9/22/13 5:57 P

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I'm keeping a snack bag of Dry Roasted Edamame in my purse for a high protein snack. 1 ounce only has 110 calories, 5g sugars, and 11g protein. Dry roasted they have the same taste and consistency of sunflower or pumpkin seeds - great taste!

Carol Thomas
Surgery Date: 8/15/2013
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9/21/13 2:13 P

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I'm kicking up my proteins by mixing half a serving of Whey Protein powder into my Crystal Light after my morning walk. I'm trying to get the majority of my proteins and calories in by lunchtime, so I count my "protein shake" in with my breakfast or mid morning snack.

Carol Thomas
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HOOSIERPASTOR Posts: 17
8/28/13 10:01 A

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I've been supplementing with Quest Bars, those are my favorites so far. And lots of flavors to boot. Their newest flavor is White Chocolate Raspberry. Always low in sugars and as someone else posted, most are less than 200 kCal.

I'm good on all my vitamin numbers and love, love protein, but my protein numbers were still low at my 6 month check-up. So I'm still using bottles of Isopure about every other day as well as at least one protein bar every day to get to my 60-80 grams of protein. There are days I go over, but that's when I make something like beef jerky a meal emoticon ....

I like Nature Valley's Protein Bars, they're 10g of protein and less than 200 kCal.

I'd do the Kind Bars, but 5g of protein is too low for me to do.

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8/23/13 1:05 P

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Maizey...thanks..for the pumpkin idea..sounds awesome...gonna try it...

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8/23/13 12:59 P

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Maizey...thanks..for the pumpkin idea..sounds awesome...gonna try it...

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2/4/13 12:11 P

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Funny that after I posted this yesterday, I was trying to find a protein bar while out of town and the Kind bar was the only type available. The one I picked was with somewhat reasonable sugars 11 g, 4 g. protein and 190 calories.

Maizey of Sun Prairie


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2/4/13 10:25 A

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Thanks Maizey! I will check out those Quest bars. And good tip about the pumpkin puree!

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2/3/13 9:07 A

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I've had the Kind Bars and they are better than many choices for a quick snack or a fairly healthy choice when I'm traveling. However, I don't eat them regularly because I feel they are too high in sugars. I prefer Quest Bars. These have high protein and low sugars. Most are under 200 calories so I feel they make a good snack.

I use the unflavored proteins in things that already have their own flavor and I don't want the protein powder to compete for flavor. Otherwise I do as you suggest - I add vanilla and spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg are my favorites.

Another of my favorite protein shake combo is pumpkin. I use one cup of unsweetened almond milk or lactose-free skim milk, 1 scoop of protein powder, 1/4 cup of plain pumpkin purée, a dash of vanilla and then cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to taste. I blend it up with a bit of ice. This makes a nice thick shake with fiber and the beta carotene from the pumpkin.

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2/2/13 8:39 P

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I have been reading up on the KIND bars. Anyone have an opinion???

Oh! And I just got the J Robb Egg Protein unflavored. I put so many other things in my morning shake, that I can't tell if it's the flavor of the Egg powder or the flavor of my vitamins. So I have been adding some vanilla and cinnamon and it taste better. Think I will order Vanilla flavor next time. But I like the option of non-dairy protein. I add unsweetened Almond milk to it also.

Edited by: MDGARDENGIRL at: 2/2/2013 (20:41)
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1/27/13 9:48 P

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Good info, ladies, thanks!

Strangely enough, the snack foods I've gotten so far are in big enough portions so that I don't really crave more than one bag. I'm looking forward to taking them on my cruise, where shakes are not as easy to manage.

I very quickly grew tired of constant sweet shakes. BariWise has some options that are more like fruit drinks, in flavors like Cran-Grape, Pineapple, Orange, and Lemon, which is a nice break from the old Vanilla/Chocolate/Strawberry routine. Some of the shake mixes have the option, depending on how much water you add, of making pudding instead.

Right now, as my band is empty, I have to be really vigilant about volume. I've noticed, though, that if I concentrate on making sure I have enough protein, I'm not doing too badly with hunger issues. I am trying to make sure that as much of my protein as possible is more solid in nature, though.

Carol, thanks for that website- I'm going to check them out!

Best, Christine

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1/27/13 9:46 P

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Unjury, Jay Robb and Nectar are my favorite protein sources. Overall, I like the unflavored best. Otherwise, I use vanilla and mix it with Keifer to offset some of the sweetness and to boost the protein level. I also add Unjury chicken broth flavored protein to soups. It takes a little work to keep it from clumping, but is a simple way to hit my daily protein goal - minimum of 60 g and aiming for 90 g.

Maizey of Sun Prairie


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1/27/13 8:43 P

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I always have at least two protein drinks a day, otherwise there's no way I'll get in my 90 grams of protein my doctor wants me to have.

My favorite website is www.bariatriceating.com

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1/27/13 8:23 P

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Until I got good restriction, I didn't use shakes at all. Now I have to do the liquid vitamins so I do a protein shake with vitamins and my greens powder in the morning. That way it helps me get the vitamins, protein and veggies I need. My remaining protein comes from food. I avg 70 grams a day. I use Costco brand, but just ordered Jay Robb's Egg Protein powder. I want to get away from dairy.

I have to stay away from snack type foods. I would eat 2 or 3 at a time if they are in the house. It's just the food addict in me I guess.

Edited by: MDGARDENGIRL at: 1/27/2013 (20:24)
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1/27/13 6:30 P

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Hi, all,

We all live with the challenge of increasing our protein intake while still living with the physical constraints of our WLS. For me, the nutritionist at my new surgeon's practice has recommended 60-80 grams a day. So, I'd love to find out what sources you all have found for protein supplements, and if there are any you like in particular.

If you've never visited the Bariatric Choice website , it offers a wealth of options - you don't gotta settle for just shakes anymore! Check out the Snack Food section- lots of savory choices, including Os-Trim meat sticks, made of a combination of Ostrich (!!) and Beef. They would remind you of Slim Jims, but more meaty and satisfying. The soups are good, too. I often have a cup of Chicken or Beef Bouillon while I'm cooking to keep me from the endless round of tasting. Here's the link: www.bariatricchoice.com

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Best, Christine

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