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Discussion in 'Food & Nutrition' started by Christine Seese, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Hi Nanette. I had the Bariatric Advantage shakes my first go around. I dreaded having to do it over again when my surgery was rescheduled. I tried the samples of the Unjury shakes, vanilla and chocolate. I found I liked them, at least for now. Ordered them last night. Hope they continue to taste good.
     
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  2. NanetteS

    NanetteS Active Member

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    I mentioned Unjury to my surgeon a few times and he didn't respond well. He said he preferred the Myoplex lite or Boost Calorie Smart. Not sure why. But they are working ok for me. Been on them for two weeks today (surgery is tomorrow) and I've lost 22 lbs. I think I'm going to try the Unjury post-op and see how I like it.
     
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  3. sparkle1952

    sparkle1952 New Member

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    Hi, I just joined and noticed your protein problem. I use CHIKE and love it!!, 28 protein, stomach tolerates it and has a coffee taste!

     
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  4. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Congrats on your weight loss. Good luck tomorrow and let us know how it went. I'll be thinking of you.
     
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  5. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Very interested you were able to have one of the Boost products. My doc requires shakes to have a first ingredient of whey protein isolate. Unjury has that, which it surprised me that they still tasted good. I liked premier shakes, but they only had whey protein. Not the isolate. Not sure what the big deal with the isolate is.
     
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  6. Tamara Price

    Tamara Price Active Member

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    Welcome Nanette!!! I'm so excited for you..tomorrow you will start a journey that will change your life.
     
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  7. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
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    Your surgery day is coming up. Are you getting excited?
     
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  8. NanetteS

    NanetteS Active Member

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    Yes! Just had surgery yesterday morning and all went well. Not too much pain. Walked twice in hospital yesterday and once this morning. I'm tired but I feel pretty good. Hope to go home today.
     
  9. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    That is awesome news. I am so happy for you!!:)
     
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  10. HeidiRose05

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    I order my protein shakes from www.ambarinutrition.com or www.bariatricfoodsource.com Both sites have a lot of shakes to choose from, are very reasonably priced, and are delicious! My favorite is the French Vanilla and Milk Chocolate. I know they also will send out free samples if requested :)
     
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  11. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Thanks for the info Heidi.
     
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  12. MitchellS

    MitchellS Member

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    Tamara
    Tamara you have lost 60 pounds in three years? That sounds very discouraging
     
  13. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    I have that same book. Going to experiment this weekend. Currently I am using Muscle Milk for protein shakes. they are actually pretty good. I have drank them even before I decided to have the surgery. My surgery is Jan. 10th. I am excited.
     
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  14. HeidiRose05

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    Debbyg, your surgery is coming up so soon! How are you feeling about it?? I hope you will keep us all updated on your progress! We will all be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers on the day of your surgery :)
     
  15. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    I am doing good. Ready for surgery to be over. I have been drinking Premier Advantage and Muscle Milk protein shakes. This weekend I am going to experiment with some protein powder.
    I have lost over 10 lbs. in the last week
     
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  16. HeidiRose05

    HeidiRose05 Active Member

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    That's great Debby! Just think, that's only the tip of the iceberg for what you are about to lose!! :D
     
  17. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    My goal is to lose 120. Hopefully I can do it.
     
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  18. Keith Wells

    Keith Wells Bariatric Guru

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    Have you tried gen pros medical grade protien powder? I've gotten it on Amazon... Can be mixed with anything from water to milk. Including yogurt, pudding, cottage cheese etc... All without changing the flavors.... I mix it with crystal lite.
     
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  19. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    if my scales are right, I have lost 24 pounds on the protein shakes since Dec. 28th, when I was weighed at my doctor's office. The first week I was doing a shake for breakfast and dinner and eating lunch. I didn't have to start just protein drinks till the 3rd but I started them on Monday. My surgery is next Tuesday. I am not nervous but I am ready for it to be over. I hope to lose 120 lbs. I know I can do it. My husband has decided to do the protein shakes with me. I have a blender so I am going to make my own and see what I can come up with. I have a book I bought on Amazon with recipes for bariatric shake recipes and there are several I want to try. Wish me luck!
     
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  20. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    I bought the Bariatric Advantage Meal Replacement powder to try. It smells good. I got vanilla so I can mix it with several things. I am going to try it today and see how it is.
     
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