How to Get in Enough Protein after Bariatric Surgery
Any bariatric surgery patient knows that the procedure is only a tool. It is what you eat that determines weight loss. Protein is crucial for healthy recovery from surgery and for staying safe while losing weight, but it can be quite a task to get enough. The BariatricPal Store has low-carb, protein-packed products for every stage of the post-op diet so you can get hit your protein goals without getting bored, spending too much time preparing food, or going off your diet.
Liquid Protein Shots deliver a quick dose of protein in just a couple of ounces of liquid. They are perfect for anyone on a liquid diet and especially for post-op weight loss surgery patients who need up to 30 grams of protein but do not have room in their stomach pouches for a lot of volume. Compact and portable, liquid Protein Shots can work for anyone who may need protein on the go. They come in delicious fruity flavors.
Protein Shakes, Juices, and Hot Drinks
Just stir and enjoy for a sugar-free dose of delicious protein when you opt for Protein Shakes, Juices, and Smoothies. They come in tubs and single-serve packets, and are low in carbs and sugar, but packed with flavor. Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry are among the tamer flavors, but we also have varieties such as Dulce de Leche and New York Cheesecake. Hot Protein Drinks such as Hot Cocoa and Mocha are just as nutritious and easy to prepare.
Protein Breakfasts, Soups, and Entrees
Morning, noon, and night are great times for a boost of protein, and there is no need to spend time cooking. For breakfast, Protein Oatmeal and Protein Omelets are great choices for soft foods diets, while Protein Cereal and Protein Pancakes feel like decadent treats on solid foods diets. Protein Soups are hot, comforting, and instant, while Protein Entrees can deliver pasta, chicken, chili, and more without many carbs.
It does not get any simpler than grabbing a Protein Bar for a snack or meal replacement. Suitable for bariatric surgery patients on a solid foods diet, Protein Bars are convenient, delicious, and satisfying. Our selection of low-carb bars includes flavors such as chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon, coconut, lemon, almond, and way more. For a savory twist, try salmon, beef, venison, turkey, and other meat and fish bars in all kinds of flavors.
Protein Chips and Other Snacks
Snack foods and desserts are still fair game after weight loss surgery as long as you make smart choices, and the BariatricPal Store has low-carb, high-protein options for every craving. Protein Chips, Pretzels, and Cheese Snacks are crunchy, salty choices to keep you away from the vending machine, and they come in flavors such as Ranch, BBQ, and Sea Salt and Vinegar. Protein Cookies, including in Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin, can satisfy a sweet tooth for a snack or dessert. For bariatric surgery patients still on a pureed diet, Protein Pudding and Protein Gelatin are ideal choices to add variety in a flash.
Whatever stage after weight loss surgery you are in, and whatever flavors you are craving, the BariatricPal Store is sure to have the protein-packed product you need. Browse the aisles and see what you can enjoy today!