Protein. The building blocks of muscles, cells, organs and every cell of the human body. Protein is a hot topic in the world of nutrition. Protein are long chains of amino acids that are broken down in the body to build and repair the aforementioned cells.
Protein is abundant in foods, however is particularly found in meat, dairy and protein supplements. Protein is no issue for the general population. However, for those that have had weight loss surgery, protein needs are higher to prevent muscle breakdown, hair loss and to ensure all body cells receive enough protein daily. I talk all day about getting enough protein with my patients. Here are some easy tips that you can implement today to improve your protein intake after weight loss surgery.
Here are three top tips on how to eat enough protein post weight loss surgery:
1) Plan your meals in advance
2) Snack smart
We hope this helps you improve your protein intake. For more personalised diet advice, please contact us for a consult or purchase a diet analysis today!
I’ve been really looking for high protein recipes as of late. I have a population of clients that have undertaken weight loss surgery. It is very important for these individuals to maintain an adequate protein intake, which is difficult with a smaller stomach. I advise a minimum of 60g a day of protein for these individuals.
Most people enjoy an iced coffee. I have made a high protein iced coffee recipe, which I’m sure you would enjoy too.
All you need:
Yep, it’s that easy. You may like to add the ice cubes after you’ve blended (like I did), however if you like a frappe consistency – add the ice cubes.
Let me know any recipes that you would like modified to be high protein! Suraya