Protein absorption

dustycroy
on 11/1/16 11:51 am
DS on 05/14/13
Is it true that we can only absorb so much protein at a time? I would like to double up on my protein shakes and know that Im not just wasting it..... That would be a 46gram shake..... Thoughts?

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PattyL
on 11/1/16 12:24 pm

Google this and read about it.  There is no real data that says this is correct.  Looks like this was started by bodybuilders and 'fitness guru's' decades ago.  Sort of one of those if you say it enough times, it becomes true things.

dustycroy
on 11/1/16 4:06 pm
DS on 05/14/13
thank you, will do!

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

Donna L.
on 11/1/16 2:38 pm - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

It's junk science that anything over 30g of protein is wasted.

If you have a DS especially you'd need a ridiculous amount to even come close to any theoretical "protein limit."  What is true is that a typical unaltered digestive system is thought to absorb 5-10g per hour.  That doesn't mean that the rest goes poof; it actually takes quite some time to digest things, and eventually, yes, it all gets absorbed.  How/if the protein gets used for specific purposes versus getting stored is another story entirely, however with the DS I seriously doubt a huge surplus of protein ever does get stored due to the malabsorption.

Here's the science if you're really curious.

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

dustycroy
on 11/1/16 4:05 pm
DS on 05/14/13
thank you

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

Grim_Traveller
on 11/2/16 9:42 am
RNY on 08/21/12

This is on my list of myths that I wish would just go away.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

dustycroy
on 11/4/16 10:10 am
DS on 05/14/13
Well Im so glad I checked back in about it, because this was the standard thinking a few years ago......

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

dustycroy
on 11/4/16 10:13 am
DS on 05/14/13
because of this thinking and having to get the 120 grams that we need I was not doing the drinks like I should because I was having to spread so many out through the day..... It works better for me if I can double up and not do as many then I am able to stick with it a bit better...... If I thought I was wasting it then I would all together just put it off.... Now Im going to double up and just not worry about it. thank you.....

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

Donna L.
on 11/5/16 6:02 am - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

Even we can double up with just the VSG.  You absolutely can with the malabsorption.  It will make it way easier too :)

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

dustycroy
on 11/7/16 12:38 am
DS on 05/14/13
thank you..

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

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