Protein deficiency is common after bariatric surgery as dietary intake of protein is generally reduced following procedures. Studies have shown that even 12 months after bariatric surgery many patients are not getting the minimum recommended daily protein intake of 60 grams/day.
ASMBS guidelines for post-surgical bariatric patients call for a minimum protein intake of 60 g/day and up to 1.5 g per kg of ideal body weight per day with higher levels to be assessed on an individualized basis. Other bariatric clinical guidelines state 70-90 grams per day as likely more adequate while some patients may need >100 grams of protein per day based on their procedure and body weight.
Protein is a major functional and structural component of all the cells of the body.
- High Protein - 27 grams Per Serving
- Enriched with 23 Vitamins and Minerals
- Low Fat - 1.5grams Per Serving
- Low Sugar - 1 gram Per Serving
- High Fiber - 5 grams Per Serving
- No Gluten-Containing Ingredients
- 150 Calories Per Serving
- Use as a Meal Replacement Shake for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
- Protein is From 100% High-Quality Whey Protein Isolate
- Easily Mixes with Water
- A great tool for pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery nutrition
The Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement comes in two economic 35 or 21-serving Bag with a measured scoop to make accurate dispensing easy. Each 150 to 160 calorie serving provides a full 27 grams of protein, with only 11 grams of carbohydrate (of which 5 grams are fiber and only 1 gram is sugar) and 1.5 grams of fat. They are also lactose-free to best support those who have issues with the digestion of milk sugar. One hundred percent of the protein is from a high-quality whey protein isolate (There is no soy protein, only a small amount of soy lecithin to mask aftertaste). Fortified with between 15 and 50 percent of the DV for 23 essential vitamins and minerals, this product makes a perfect meal replacement for those seeking to control calories.
Ingredients: Whey protein isolate (whey protein isolate, soy lecithin), isomalto-oligosaccharide, creamer [refined coconut oil, corn syrup solids, potassium caseinate (milk), sugar, dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, salt, sodium stearoyl lactylate, carrageenan, sodium silico aluminate, artificial flavor, annatto extracts (color), and turmeric extract (color)], maltodextrin, inulin, sunflower lecithin, guar gum, natural and artificial flavors, xanthan gum, dicalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, vitamin and mineral blend [ascorbic acid, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, D-biotin, rice maltodextrin, retinyl palmitate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, selenomethionine, carbonyl iron, d-calcium pantothenate, cholecalciferol, pyridoxine HCl, riboflavin, potassium iodide, thiamin mononitrate, chromium picolinate, cyanocobalamin, and folic acid), magnesium oxide, sucralose (a non-nutritive sweetener), and silica.
Contains: Milk and soy.
SUGGESTED USE: Add packet contents (44 g) to 8 fluid ounces of cold water. Mix in a shaker cup or blender until dissolved.
This product is gluten-free.
WARNING: Excess vitamin A intake, beta-carotene and carotenoid forms excepted, may increase the risk of birth defects and may contribute to osteoporosis. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not exceed 10,000 IU of vitamin A per day, beta-carotene and carotenoid forms excepted, unless instructed to do so by a healthcare practitioner.
CAUTION: If you have had gastric surgery and experience persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms, contact your healthcare practitioner.
Keep out of the reach of children.
TAMPER EVIDENT: Do not use if bag is open or torn.
STORAGE: Keep in a cool, dry place.
WARNING:Very low calorie protein diets (below 400 Calories per day) may cause serious illness or death. Do not use for weight reduction in such diets without medical supervision. Not for use by infants, children, or pregnant or nursing women.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.