3 weeks post op and 2 questions...
I have been taking Nature Made MINIs soft gels. They seem to work fine. I was on liquid vitamins but have a hard time finding them and this brand is everywhere. You might try them so far nothing has gotten stuck and they are not too big.
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surgeon. I had the same problem with the protein shakes....actually just the smell of the
powder would nauseate me. You could also try refried beans with melted cheese on top, if
you like that sort of thing. There is also a ricotta bake recipe that has good protein numbers.
Go to eggface's website or Nik's website. I can't recall which one has it, but I lived on it. PS...
I'm not a ricotta fan and substituted cottage cheese, instead. It was wonderful.
Any and all protein drinks make me throw up. The NUT moved me to eating tuna, chicken and soft cheesed and those sit well. What can I do to augmeny my intake?
You can augment your protein intake by eating more foods high in protein or by finding a protein shake that you tolerate.
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For protein, I hated every protein shake I tried, so I got some unflavored powder and mixed it with skim milk and then mixed that with sugar free / fat free pudding mix for protein pudding. It got me through the first couple of weeks on full liquids. You might see about adding fat free refried beans as well.
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At first I couldn't tolerate shakes either. I'd eat tuna, fish, chicken, turkey, veggie burgers. But protein is all I had room for, I got my 60g of protein in though.
I've been taking whole pills since about the 4th day after surgery, and vitamins since week 2. The only chewables I've had are Bariatric Advantage Iron (hate the taste, tho!), and BA calcium citrate chewy bites (the caramel is wonderful, tastes like candy to me). My multi is BA in the form of a capsule. It's takes me awhile to get them all down, as right now, I can only take one at a time with a swig of water. As long as I take it slowly, I've no problems at all. However, I ran out of the chewy bite calcium, and since they're so pricey, I bought some HEB brand (our local grocery) cacium citrate, in the form of so-called "petite" pills. Ha! They're only fatter, but no smaller than any other pill, IMHO! In order to get at least 1500 gr a day, I have to take 8 of those things! That's a chore, and takes even more time, so I'm planning on going back to the chews when I run out of these things.
I ditched protein shakes at 3 weeks out. Hated them, still don't do them. I eat Pure Protein Bars from Wal-mart. Just chew them VERY thoroughly and in small bites. You can probably only eat 1/3 of a bar at a time.....Those have 1-2g of sugar and 19-20 g of protein each.