Drinking protein or not??

margaret odom
on 1/13/15 10:06 pm - sumner, GA

As I sit here at nine in the morning eatting cabbage and turkey breast leftover from dinner last night I wonder if anyone else does this lol...  I have tryed protein shakes of all kinds but tend to lean toward constipation alot... Sometimes not feeling meals and would like to have a protein drink. I do greek yogurt and other low fat protein things but don't seem to really hit the spot satisfying....Any suggestions?

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Gwen M.
on 1/13/15 10:38 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

I have a protein shake every morning for breakfast and I don't have issues with constipation.  I do, however, add benefiber (to prevent diarrhea), magnesium citrate (to help with swelling in my ankles and also with bowel movements) and, if I don't poop in the morning, I add a dose of Miralax as well.  I have to add Miralax maybe 2-3 times a month, so it's not a common thing.  

I don't think a shake would be satisfying if greek yogurt isn't.. shakes don't hang around making us feel full at all!  How about a pouch of tuna fish instead?  

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on 1/14/15 12:46 am - OH

If you would like to have a protein drink, then have one.  If they make you constipated and you don't like that, then don't have a shake.

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on 1/14/15 8:14 am
RNY on 09/26/14

I find the Atkins RTD shakes help keep me "going" while other shakes do not. In fact, I think the Premier Protein shakes do the opposite. I have a shake for breakfast so I can enjoy it with my coffee.