Protein Question

on 1/10/15 8:21 pm
RNY on 01/06/15

Hi all! Today is the first day I'm able to add protein shakes into my diet. I'm having one right now. Do I also eat breakfast, or do I count this as my meal? Been scouring my nutrition packet from my surgeon's office, but that question isn't answered.

Thanks in advance. :)

Highest Weight: 412 | Day of Surgery: 385 | Current: 341
Surgery Date: 1/6/2015 



on 1/10/15 9:45 pm
RNY on 07/21/14

I think it depends on what you can tolerate. It sounds as though you are pretty new post op. Your protein and other fluids/water is what is most important. One of the most common reasons folks are hospitalized again post op is for dehydration. I am five months post op and I make my shakes with yogurt, protein powder, water, ice and Truvia - I count that as my breakfast. Sometimes dairy (yogurt) is hard to tolerate as a new post op. I was somewhat lactose intolerant where I hadn't been pre-op. That seems to be fading  but I still am cautious with dairy.

After your shake I would wait a bit (an hour) and then, maybe try a few bites of whatever you are on for food. When I came home I was able to have water, shakes, full liquids (soups) immediately.

Hope this helps!


on 1/10/15 9:47 pm
RNY on 09/26/14

You probably couldn't eat breakfast with your protein drink if you tried!  I usually have a shake first with my coffee (liquids). Then I'll have a small breakfast, 1 egg and maybe a piece of sausage or bacon, at snack time.

on 1/10/15 9:48 pm
RNY on 01/06/15

Thank you, Sharon! I'm 5 days post-op. I am doing fairly well getting in my fluid, and got in 42 oz. yesterday and the day before. Need to up it a little more, though. I tolerated the protein shake well, it was just made with powder and water. So far, I've been lucky, and my pouch has tolerated everything I've tried with it. 

Highest Weight: 412 | Day of Surgery: 385 | Current: 341
Surgery Date: 1/6/2015 



Friends K.
on 1/10/15 10:38 pm
RNY on 01/14/14

At a year out when I have a shake, I count it as my meal or snack.  Occasionally, now I may have a cheese stick or hardboiled egg with my protein coffee, but usually I would wait 2-3 hours and then have the food as a snack.


 5'4" SW=285 PreOp=-13 (surgery @272#,1/14/14), 2week=-12 (260#), 1M=-20 (252#), 2M=-9.5(242.5#), 3M=-18 (224#), 4 M =-10 (214#), 5 M=-11 (202#) 6 M=-11(190.5), 7M=-7.5 (183), 8 M=-6 lbs (177) 9M=-5 (172) 10M=-7.5 (164.5#)