Protein Shakes too sweet

MichelleS61
on 3/3/18 11:19 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

Why are all the protein shakes so sweet, I managed a chocolate premier protein shake day 1, had a vanilla one yesterday and the only way I could drink was by blending with an equal amount of milk, at least the milk won't hurt, I bought the Splash product from GNC but again really sweet used a lot of extra water.

I've got some sample Vega protein shakes to try but am almost afraid now, but at the fluid stage there aren't too many options for protein, I revisited cottage cheese which I've never liked but just couldn't do it. But the yogurt with unflavoured protein powder is working, I need to decide if I'm willing to add unflavoured protein powder to my soup, which along with my apple sauce is my one daily indulgence for my taste buds?

But at least I'm not having trouble getting in adequate fluids probably as I was drinking 3 times as much before surgery.

So far I've managed to hold off on weighing myself following everyones advice, I see my Family Doctor for initial follow up Monday and will weigh then.

Are there any options for protein shakes in Canada that aren't so sweet?

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:195

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -?

KatieCJ
on 3/3/18 12:57 pm

I'm struggling with them too. I don't like the "milky" based ones and I can find anything else.

Good for you for getting all the liquids! I do awesome in the morning, but I run out of steam in the afternoon and just feel so full.

Referral - April 2016 (NP sent my referral to Medical Weight Loss Program); Orientation - Aug.2.2017; First NP Appt & Bloodwork and ECG - Aug.21.2017; Sleep Study - Sep.18.2017; Social Worker Appt - Oct.3.2017; Dietician Appt - Oct.6.2017 ; Breath Test (for H.Pylori) - Oct.23.2017; Heart Echo - Nov.16.2017; Second Dietician Appt - Nov.16.2017; Pre-Surgical Class - Dec.20.2017; Meet the Surgeon - Dec.22.2017; Surgery - Feb.27.2018

MichelleS61
on 3/3/18 2:06 pm - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

Try the Splash protein powder at GNC, I bought the berry which kind of tastes like Crystal Light Raspberry, its only 24 gr of protein but I figure if I drink one of those and one the other I'm covering myself off.

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:195

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -?

KatieCJ
on 3/3/18 3:43 pm

I'll buy some this week.

My dietician said I could blend the protein shake with a banana, so I'm going to try that tomorrow.

I'm giving cottage cheese a shot tonight.

Referral - April 2016 (NP sent my referral to Medical Weight Loss Program); Orientation - Aug.2.2017; First NP Appt & Bloodwork and ECG - Aug.21.2017; Sleep Study - Sep.18.2017; Social Worker Appt - Oct.3.2017; Dietician Appt - Oct.6.2017 ; Breath Test (for H.Pylori) - Oct.23.2017; Heart Echo - Nov.16.2017; Second Dietician Appt - Nov.16.2017; Pre-Surgical Class - Dec.20.2017; Meet the Surgeon - Dec.22.2017; Surgery - Feb.27.2018

Harpediem
on 3/3/18 9:10 pm

I mix mine with decaf coffee and 1/2 litre of warm water and it cuts the sweetness and is rvather good.

MichelleS61
on 3/4/18 6:19 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

But then it's so much to drink took me an hour and a half to drink mine last night by the time I was done decided to skip trying to consume anything else, I'm actually hungry this morning I think??

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:195

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -?

Swiggum
on 3/4/18 7:41 am

MyProtein does flavour drops that are quite nice. I use unflavoured protein powder mixed with milk and then add just a few drops of the flavour - you can find the level of sweetness you like. They recommend 7-10 drops, and I found about 6 was good for me. The toffee flavour is yummers!

KatieCJ
on 3/4/18 4:05 pm

I mixed a premier protein, added 1/2 protein powder scoop, half of a banana and some ice.

It turned into 750ml and 45g of protein. I split it in 4 and have been having it for "snacks" and lunch. It made a big difference in the taste.

Referral - April 2016 (NP sent my referral to Medical Weight Loss Program); Orientation - Aug.2.2017; First NP Appt & Bloodwork and ECG - Aug.21.2017; Sleep Study - Sep.18.2017; Social Worker Appt - Oct.3.2017; Dietician Appt - Oct.6.2017 ; Breath Test (for H.Pylori) - Oct.23.2017; Heart Echo - Nov.16.2017; Second Dietician Appt - Nov.16.2017; Pre-Surgical Class - Dec.20.2017; Meet the Surgeon - Dec.22.2017; Surgery - Feb.27.2018

Liveyourlife
on 3/4/18 5:53 pm

I have no suggestions but look forward to trying the ideas above, thanks for sharing!

Orientation July, Surgeon consult Sept, Internist Nov, RD/RSW/RN Dec.

RNY March 2, 2018 HRRH Pam (49 / 5'5 ½)

HW: 237, PreOpti: 226, Opti: -10, M1: -20, M2: -12, M3: -13, M4 -10, M5 -9, M6 -7, M7 -2

Jmann1226
on 3/5/18 7:22 am

Hello.. had vsg on 2/28/18. Struggling with protein as well. Too sweet. Would appreciate suggestions. .

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