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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Protein Shakes:
Reader Input Urgently Need

Dear Readers:

Help! We have a lot of "newbies" out there asking for suggestions on protien shakes. When I had my surgery in 1999 my bariatric center discouraged the use of protein shakes - I've never tried one. I know the thinking has changed and many bariatric centers now recommend a protein shake as a meal replacement or snack. Can those of you who use them answer a few questions for our newbies:

Favorite brand/flavor?
Where do you purchase? Cost?
How often do you substitute a shake for a meal?
Any other information you have?

Please post your comments to this thread, it's easy and you can remain anonymous if you like.

Thanks a bunch!
Kaye

5 comments:

kitty said...

Check out www.bariatriceating.com. This isn't a commercial or endorsement, just a helpful tip.

Nectar brand protein drinks are high in protein, genuinely taste good, and are a think consistency - which is really important right after surgery!

Also try Matrix brand chocolate or vanilla - yummy, lots of protein.

My favorite right now is IDS brand belgian chocolate. It's got a ton of protein (23g per 8 oz) and it does not have artificial sugar! It's sweetened by fructose, fruit sugar. It's also yummy and has a lot of vitamis.

Kerri said...

The GNC Strawberry Pro Complex mixed with light 8 continent soy milk 4 big ice cubes and half a banana is the best way to have a mock protein smoothie. If you need to add fresh strawberries and blueberris if can tolerate fruit.

Also I purchese sugar free syrups like they have in coffee shops. I used the chocolate from GNC and add sugar free hazelnut and de caf coffee along with a banana on occasion. You can really be creative with these syrups you can find them on line or at coffee houses NOT Starbucks. I also found a not to bad tasting 20gram pudding at GNC it's not cheap 7.99 for 4 but well worth it for those chocolate cravings.

Kaye Bailey said...

Thanks Kitty & Kerri for your posts.

Kitty - the www.bariatriceating.com website is very informative, thanks for mentioning it.

Kerri - as always, you've come through with some great ideas!

Jory said...

My all time favorite is "Any Whey" flavorless protein powder. You can bake with it, put it in yoghurt or anything. I love a shake made with:
bannana
strawberries
1/2 cup skim milk
1 or 2 scoops of Any Whey
4 ice cubes
splenda
vanilla extract

Available at GNC and online

Cyndie said...

I have found the best site for protein. It is the http://www.vitalady.com/ I am on the auto refill for the proscore 100 chocolate flavor and for the problend 55
moca cappachino flavor. Love them and are reasonalbly priced. The site has lots of supplements also. Cyndie