My biggest challenge after lap band surgery was how to get enough protein. For optimal health and most successful weight loss, most doctors recommend 60-80gms protein per day. It can be very difficult when you only eat 1,200 calories per day. The following tips
will help you sneak the protein.
Flavored protein powder (any brand)
unflavored protein powder (all brands).
Low fat cottage cheese.
can of creamed soup.
cup sugar free Jell-o pudding.
access to a nutrition store like GNC.
Take some unflavored protein powder mix, and add it to the already heated spaghetti sauces and creamy soups. It will add 15 to 20 gm of protein to your meal.
Take some flavored protein powder (your preference) and add the items that sugarless Jello pudding, instant oatmeal, and your favorite yogurt. This will increase the protein of a bite.
When eating is difficult because the band is tight the day you can fill up with all brands of “protein shots”. They have 20 to 25 grams of protein per serving, tastes good and you can drink it down pretty fast. . You can buy these at any GNC type store for about $ 2.00. It will keep you on track with protein requirements for the day.
Tips and Warnings
Always follow the doctors advice before you read the article