The vitamin shoppe is where I was able to get sample sizes of a variety of Protein powders. Syntrax nectar in chocolate truffle is the only one I keep on had now ( I'm 13 months out and use protein powders rarely now).
i also got my vitamins there initially, but now I get my calcium and multi from BJ's or CVS. My iron I get in Amazon.
5'6.5" High weight:337 Goal Weight:195 Current Weight: 197
The Vitamin Shoppe, Earth Fare and GNC are good for samples and some initial information. I'm pre-surgery, but use powder regularly. I use Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein. I found that after you find what you like, Amazon can be as much as 40% cheaper. Coconu****er has been a good liquid for shakes/smoothies too.
I started with Isopure whey protein (no carbs) to get me through the first 6 months of surgery to meet my protein requirements and still use it in decaf when I don't want solid food for breakfast. It has 25 grams per scoop and it mixes well with warm liquids.
I also keep Quest protein bars on hand in a pinch (I don't eat them daily) when I need to get my protein in and my food choices are limited.
Protein products are plentiful, you will have to find one whose taste you like. It will require that you try several before finding one you can tolerate.
I use Premier Protein ready to drink purchased from Costco by the case. I use the vanilla as cream for my daily coffee. I continue to drink one daily for this purpose.
As for vitamins, I purchase Celebrate chewable multivitamins. Can be expensive but I do like them. I also take a chewable calcium.
i love premier protein chocolate is the best and sometimes i warm mine up in the microwave. Im 4 years out beginning july 12th.
I'm 10 years postop and I still keep Syntrax Nectar protein on hand. It's available at Vitamin Shoppe. I'm not so specific on brands of supplements, I usually just stock up when my local drug store has a BOGO sale.
I am new to the site but I see you are also in Georgia. Have you been able to keep your weight off .. Also, did you go to a dr. In GA?