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11/21/12 6:20 A

As Becky said, if you have that many concerns about protein powder you should talk to your doctor. As far as getting 150 grams of protein a day, it really isn't all that hard. I don't know how much your band limits you, but I get 150 each day fairly easily without overeating or needing shakes. 8 oz chicken for dinner, then those leftovers for lunch the next day. Eggs for breakfast (can be done in 2 min in microwave in morning) and then if you still need more or like snacking as I do, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, beef jerky, or canned tuna make great fill ins.

11/20/12 9:12 P

It would not be medically appropriate or safe for this site, our experts or members to provide the nutrition information you require. This information should be coming from your physician or the dietitian. You may want to contact the health professionals at the center that performed your surgery---they would be able to assess your situation and needs and provide the appropriate information.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

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11/20/12 4:39 P

I am scheduled for skin-removal surgery following 175-lb weight loss after bariatric surgery. One of the things that the plastic surgeon recommended was to get 1 gram of protein for each pound of body weight, each day until surgery (about 4 weeks away). I weigh approximately 150 today.

With my bariatric stomach (I had a sleeve), eating 150 grams of protein a day is not really possible. I've been looking at a mixture of RTD protein shakes (I currently have a lot of the Atkins Advantage), and GNC's GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60. The GNC product is hydrolyzed protein, and they (GNC salespeople -- who may have motive not to be 100% honest with me!) tell me that it is safe, and that because it is hydrolyzed, I can take more than the 25-30 grams of "regular" protein I would normally have in a single serving.

I'm looking for some fact-based confirmation of these claims; several pages on the internet talk about the hydrolyzed protein having MSG as a naturally-occurring consequence of its digestion, and the fact that that can lead to significant problems.

More importantly to me is the ability to consume that much protein in a single serving. I don't want to consume 60 grams at once if my body can only process 30; but if I CAN use all 60 grams at once, that will make my feeding schedule much easier to deal with.

Need some help, please!

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