Protein can be such a big focus after bariatric surgery – and some people love including protein shakes into their routine to help meet their needs…
But are you using your protein shakes effectively?
- Is your protein shake replacing a meal?
Consider adding in some other ingredients to create a balanced meal like blended veg, fruit, nut butter or oats – or try using a meal replacement to get the vitamins, minerals and fibre you may be missing out on with protein alone
- Are you replacing a meal with protein shakes only once in a blue moon?
It’s probably not going to make much of a difference to your nutrition! But replacing regularly? This can impact your nutrition and a meal replacement may be more beneficial.
- Are you having protein shakes to meet a ‘target’ even when you’re not hungry?
Try getting most of your protein from your main meals and chat with your dietitian if you still feel like you’re not getting enough.
- Are you struggling to get in protein-rich foods or getting hungry (not just head hunger!) between meals?
A protein shake can be a great way to meet your needs or to fill you up between meals for few calories.
Still confused about protein? Book in with one of our dietitians to discuss further!