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Old 04-25-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for yummy protein powder? I tried the Syntrax Nectar, and it's drinkable, but if there's something better out there I'd love to know. We decided to go with the RNY unless they can't, then it'll be the sleeve. I have it scheduled June 23, and I want to be prepared with something I can drink instead of being stuck when it's necessary and then I can't force it down. I live in a small town with limited options so I tend to purchase everything online, so being prepared is necessary.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:40 AM   #3
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Check out Nashua Nutrition in NH. They sell samples of their protein powders, so you are not obligated to buy a whole container. Also, some people find their tastes change post op, so what you might like now, may not appeal to you post op.

Finally, in answer to your question, my top three brands are Unjury, Chike, and Syntrax.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:27 PM   #4
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Can you explain a bit more what you mean when you say some people's tastes change after surgery?
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For some folks, foods they enjoyed preop are no longer as enjoyable. This seems to happen a lot with foods becoming too sweet. It doesn't happen to everyone, but a lot of people do complain they can no longer stand the tastes of some foods they enjoyed before surgery.
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Jen's right..Some people's taste may change but this does not happen to everyone. Some may not have the desire for sweets a few months out of surgery but then that desire may come back later on. Everyone is different.

Finding a good protein drink/shake/powder is hard, I purchased not long ago Syntrax Nectar Vanilla... bought it on Amazon because the reviews were crazy good. I personally did not like it because of the artificial sweetener after taste, it was pretty gross imho. Can't even hide it in a smoothie.

I'm wondering if they have a tasteless one..
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Unjury has a sample pack that includes packets of 6 of their flavors so you can sample each one befrore you commit to ordering a large amount.
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After trying several brands, my favorite is chocolate Premium Protein Shakes sold at Sam's.
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djay I may try that sample pack. TY

Jane I think thats the kind I used to get but vanilla (in cans) and it was pretty good.
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Premier Protein from Sam's is pretty good, I used that when I was on liquids. I never could find a vanilla shake I liked much, but the Chike coffee ones are really good.

Now, post-op, I drink the Core Power protein shakes when I need to supplement. They are a bit higher in carbs than my pre-op diet allowed, but they don't have any artificial sweeteners (which give me massive headaches and I avoid if at all possible.) Fair Life milk is a lifesaver for me, twice the protein and half the carbs of regular milk. I drink it daily.
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[quote=kjnrose;5157319]Any recommendations for yummy protein powder? I tried the Syntrax Nectar, and it's drinkable, but if there's something better out there I'd love to know. We decided to go with the RNY unless they can't, then it'll be the sleeve. I have it scheduled June 23, and I want to be prepared with something I can drink instead of being stuck when it's necessary and then I can't force it down. I live in a small town with limited options so I tend to purchase everything online, so being prepared i
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I stick with the vanilla and add fruit, flavorings or strong coffee. Can be mixed with water or sugar free juices. 23 grams of protein, low fat and carbs and tastes pretty decent. Price is right too.
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