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Are Good Tasting Bariatric Shakes A Reality?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Believe it or not, yes! Are you tired of searching for a protein-packed bariatric shake that tastes great? You are not alone. Many bariatric shakes contain the vitamins, minerals and protein needed for post gastric bypass, gastric band and gastric sleeve surgery success, but taste terrible. Drinking a healthy bariatric shake post surgery is a part of your weight loss success and you need one that you will enjoy drinking. A post-operative meal replacement bariatric shake feeds your body with needed fuel but doesn’t leave a bad taste.

General consensus among nutritionists is that the main components of a bariatric shake may be:

  • 10 to 30 grams of protein per serving (at least 10 if using as a supplement and 20 if being used as a meal replacement)
  • Make sure the total sugar is at least 10 grams less than total protein
  • Packed with essential minerals and vitamins – the more healing B12 and folic acid, the better for you

Also, remember to drink slowly. Start by taking small sips and enjoy your shake. If you drink too fast your body will reject the flow of food and you may end up feeling sick.

Before you go online to find recipes and ways to enhance the flavor of your bariatric shakes, consult with your physician. You should only enhance your shake with your physician and/or nutritionist’s recommendations.

Where Can You Find Great Tasting Bariatric Shakes?

Although Las Vegas health food stores have an endless supply of protein and bariatric shakes you’ll want to purchase your shake with your weight loss center’s assistance.

You’ll be closely monitored after surgery to ensure you are healing and losing weight. You will not only be consulting with your physician, but also with a nutritionist, fitness coach and possibly a psychologist. 

For nutrient packed bariatric shakes in Las Vegas visit the WhyDiet store. We offer a variety of delicious flavored shakes and at 27 grams of protein per serving, you’ll have the perfect post-operative meal to start or end your day.

Explore the endless choices of bariatric shakes at WhyDiet today or call us at 800-WHY-DIET (949-3438).