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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Brander

A no-nonsense protein shake breakdown for Bariatric Patients...

Are you wondering if your Weight loss Surgery Shake is Bariatric Approved? Let's discuss some essential things about your protein shake. Don't have the time or energy to hunt for protein? I got you covered!!

I want to show you and teach you what to look for in a Bariatric Protein Shake and Why it's important.

I am going to keep it super simple in a world full of an abundance of shakes. I counted 42 different brands and 9 various protein sources to choose from in 1 store alone yesterday. Just blows my mind!😱

Your doctor's office product may or may not be best for you. Or they may run out of the product. You need to order something quick and have a backup.

A lot of times, you will become bored with shakes and need to change it up!

What is Best Quality?

The kind of Protein recommended in bariatrics is whey, whey Isolate, Egg, and Soy protein because they have what is called the highest PDCAAS Score. (a system to evaluate protein quality)

✔️ ISOLATE protein examples that are Bariatric Body Approved:

ISOPURE - 100 Cals, 25 Protein, 0 Carb

✔️ EGG WHITE protein example that is Bariatric Body Approved:

NOW SPORTS - 100 Cals, 20 Protein, 3 carbs

✔️ SOY ISOLATE protein that is Bariatric Body Approved:

NOW SPORTS - 180 Cals, 25 Protein, 13 carbs, 3 fiber

✔️ CONCENTRATED whey is okay, but it has a lower concentration of Protein and a higher concentration of lactose. For example, I am lactose intolerant. Ready-made shakes like Premier and Atkins tend to bother my stomach, depending on the flavor. If I am in a pinch traveling, this may be my only option.

Due to my sensitive stomach and lactose problems, I have to drink Vegan, Pea, or Hemp Protein. I am listing my ULTIMATE Favorites below!

✔️ PEA PROTEIN examples that are Bariatric Body Approved:

TRUVANI 130 Cals, 20 Protein, 5 carb, 2 dietary fiber

VEGA SPORT-PLANT BASED 160 Cals, 30 Protein, 4 Carbs, 1 fiber

Everyone's body and taste buds are different. However, the ingredients don't lie. You can easily detect if the product you are using is of good quality for you. (Meaning better on digestion and less stomach upset)

✔️ MEAL REPLACEMENT shakes are different:

When the shake says meal replacement, you are mostly getting a combo of soy, casein, and whey. It is also usually combined with higher amounts of carbs and fiber. I would drink more sparingly, however, if limited and in a bind, these below are helpful:(Slimfast)

My favorite and Bariatric Body Approved are:

VEGA ONE ALL-IN-ONE SHAKE - 140 Cals, 20 Protein, 10 carbs, 6 fiber, (4 net Carb)

How much Protein do I need?

Many Weight loss Surgeries recommend between 60-80 grams of Protein per day. Keep in mind that some even require 90. The exact requirements for each patient will and can be different. (For example, I go from 60 to 80 grams a day)

The MAIN Takeaway: Understand and know WHAT Protein you are consuming and the quality.

💥 Choosing Whey isolate, Soy isolate, and Vegan products should provide patients better value for their money and tummy.

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