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    Whitey
    Member

    Hi I’m 4 weeks post bypass and struggling to get all my protein in. I wondered if it is worth buying a protein supplement powder. I know the dietican isn’t keen but there are recipes for smoothies & ice creams in Carol’s books. They are quite expensive (0ver £20) so don’t want to buy to try once. I would welcome your advice.

    #31959
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Hi Whitey. I don’t use protein powder but I used to sprinkle dried milk powder onto a lot of my food. It tasted nice and certainly didn’t do me any harm. I also helped with calcium (being a woman of a certain age!) but if ever in doubt, follow your dietitian’s advice.

    Protein powder is hideously expensive but dried milk is cheap as chips. Don’t take my word for it that it’s a good thing to do though. It’s only what I did. I’m a vegetarian so I just thought it was a good idea. Still do it now sometimes.

    Doodah x

    #31962
    Nettie
    Member

    I use slimfast shakes for added protein but they do add calories too, I’d be interested to find out about protein powder too.

    Nettie xx

    #31960
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    I think they are much cheaper to buy in supermarkets and come in smaller quantities. If your dietitian doesn’t recommend them, there must be a reason…..

    Doodah x

    #31961
    carolthecook
    Member

    I think most dieticians don’t recommend you take protein powders because they prefer you to get your nutrition from real food and I agree. They also worry that you will become reliant on them as a meal replacement…and again I concur on this. However, if you just use them from time to time when you are under-scoring on the protein front and to add some nutrition to a dish then I feel they have a place (although this is just my opinion and you should always take the advice of your own bariatric team). Sadly many are over-sweet and quite artificial tasting..I haven’t found a cheaper supermarket brand to my liking to date. I tend to use an unflavoured protein powder most of all to add to soups, curries, casseroles (in other words wet dishes) and also in some baking recipes because I don’t like the taste of dried milk powder. Best wishes, CAROL

    #31958
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Just goes to show that everyone has completely different tastes and requirements doesn’t it? Thanks for the sensible advice as usual Carol 😉

    Doodah x

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