Of course you still need to get your protein in. You need protein for the rest of your life. The ASMBS recommends 1.1 grams protein per kilogram of ideal body weight, so for many people, that works out to more than 60 grams.
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If you had DS or RNY, you need a lot more protein than that. It sounds like your surgeon is no help, and in all fairness, their expertise is cutting, nothing more. Find a local resource, likely a nutritionist who specializes in wls to get some bloodwork to see where you are nutritionally and work from there.
I also recommend going to the forum that matches the procedure you had and learn specifically what people like you are finding success with, for each procedure has it's own specific nuances.
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What surgery did you have? Protein is necessary and depending on what surgery you had more for some than others possibly. You state you take Vitamin D and iron, is that all? If you had the DS or RNY I STRONGLY recommend a detailed lab drawing to see what deficiencies you possibly may be dealing with. Just taking D and Iron with either of these may be one of the reasons you are tired. B vitamin deficiency is very dangerous and one to watch closely with RNY.....DSers have to be extra diligent on Vitamins A,D,E,K and all of us have to take calcium daily.
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