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Protein bars

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Michelle Dulle, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Michelle Dulle

    Michelle Dulle New Member

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    Surgery Date:
    10/17/17
    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
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    Location:
    Bartelso illinois
    A worker at a nutrition store told me not to eat protein bars. He said that heating protein in a bar changes it and you are not really getting all the protein it says. Anyone heard of this?
     
  2. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Were they trying to sell you powder? I have never heard that before, but then I don’t eat bars, so I guess I’m not an expert. :D It just sounds like something someone trying to sell a different product would say. Can you ask your nutritionist? That would be your best person for information.
     
  3. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    Start Weight:
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    203
    Location:
    Christiansburg, Va
    I've eaten them. Not the fast track high energy bars but the nature valley granola with protein and others similar. I only ate them before surgery. Im afraid I don't understand what the sales rep was trying to say by changing them if eaten. Should we have ground them up and put it in a smoothie? Ew! You got me curious. Never heard such a thang.
     
  4. Debbie G.

    Debbie G. Active Member

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    Protein can "denature" when exposed to high temps. Sort of like when wool shrinks if washed in hot water.
     
  5. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    203
    Location:
    Christiansburg, Va
    Oh! So our body temp is considered high enough to denature protein? We gotta have a shake? Forgive me if I drive you crazy with the questions. Protein is a major part of our lives now so I want to deplete the wealth of information.
     
  6. Debbie G.

    Debbie G. Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    145
    Location:
    Excursion Inlet, Alaska
    I assumed it was a mis-spell of "heat"vs "eat" given the next sentence :) No our bodies process protein just fine.
     
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