Can I substitute a meal?

on 2/23/22 4:14 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

So I haven't ate a whole meal today, but instead had 2 protein bars 1 for lunch and 1 for supper. Shame on me I know. But I didn't have an appetite today. Is that ok, that I at least had protein bars? What kind you may ask? Both Quest. I'm not sick or anything, just haven't felt hungry and I felt full from eating the protein bars. I drank my water between meals.

White Dove
on 2/23/22 7:14 pm - Warren, OH

I had surgery in 2007 and have very, very rarely felt hunger. I can only remember one time, when I went about 12 hours and did not eat or drink anything until late in the evening. I count between 200 and 300 calories as a meal. A Quest protein bar would be a small meal for me. I normally eat what I call a meal about every 4 to 5 hours. I almost never have a full meal. Christmas or Thanksgiving I might and then feel miserable after that.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 2/24/22 10:02 am
RNY on 03/24/21

You need to make sure that you are getting adequate protein. Generally 60 grams daily is recommended. Also if using protein bars or powders as a replacement you need to make sure they are complete proteins.

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on 2/24/22 10:16 am
VSG on 08/17/20

I did not get my recommended protein in yesterday. It's not like me to miss meals. I know what I could have ate instead of the protein bars, such as fish or tuna, or slices of deli meat, but nothing seemed appealing. Today is going much better, I'm eating my protein and some vegetables for lunch. I had eggs for breakfast.

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