Bariatric surgery is a potentially life-saving weight loss surgery for clinically obese people. What’s the recommended protein intake post weight-loss surgery for a healthy lifestyle? This Bariatric Patient Guide will help make this hard health task simpler.
Getting your recommended protein intake in a day can be hard post weight-loss surgery, but it helps the body. You can also grow tired of eating the same things. Here are some helpful tips and recipes to guide you with your day-to-day protein intake!
The importance of protein intake:
Protein is essential for any human. When you have a surgically reduced stomach, getting it in first is highly recommended. The recommended average is 60 to 80 grams for women and 70 to 90 for men, daily. This macronutrient helps the body build and repair tissue, helps you feel fuller longer, and helps the body function effectively.
Protein intake tips post weight-loss surgery:
- Making sure you eat your protein first, post-surgery, will help you meet your daily recommended goals. Otherwise, you may become too full to eat them.
- Using a liquid or powder protein helps with your goals and hydration.
- Choose lower-fat foods like skinless chicken, beef sirloin, eggs, nuts, and beans.
- Substitute an egg yolk for egg whites to reduce saturated fats.
- To avoid burning out, change up your proteins!
- Chocolate Vegan Bites – These protein bites are great for breakfast or a mid-afternoon pick me up!
- Breakfast Protein Bowl – Mix up your morning egg with a little avocado and fresh cilantro!
- Crispy Baked Buffalo Tofu – These little bites are perfect for a tiny tummy!
- Grilled Salmon Skewers with Honey Mustard – Perfect for the whole family or for meal prep for the week!
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