If you have recently undergone weight loss surgery you have likely been advised to incorporate more protein into your diet. However, even the best bariatric dietician knows that many patients struggle to eat enough protein.
So, are you eating enough protein after weight loss surgery? Learn more, below.
How Much Protein Do I Need After Bariatric Surgery?
The daily suggestion for post bariatric surgery patients falls around 60-80 grams per day.
However, your dietician will be the best person to determine how much you require based on your metrics and level of physical activity.
What is the Best Protein-Rich Food?
Below are some of the top high-protein food options you should try to incorporate into your daily diet. All measurements are based on 1 ounce of food.
- Beef/pork/lamb- 7 grams of protein
- Chicken- 7 grams
- Turkey-7 grams
- Fish (cooked)-7 grams
- Seafood (cooked) -7 grams
- Low or reduced fat cheese- 7 grams
- Cottage cheese (1/4 cup)- 7 grams
- ½ cup beans- 7 grams
- Nonfat or 1% milk- 8 grams
- Nonfat yogurt- 5-7 grams
- Greek yogurt– 10-18 grams
- Soy milk 8oz- 8 grams
- Edamame ½ cup cooked-9 grams
- Tofu ½ cup- 10 grams
Are Protein Shake and Supplements Safe After Bariatric Surgery?
There are some protein shakes or supplements that may be safe for bariatric surgery patients.
However, it is important to consult with your doctor and dietician to make sure that you are approaching your protein intake safely and effectively.
Best Bariatric Dietician at Maryland Bariatrics
At Maryland Bariatrics we are proud to be home to the top weight loss professionals including our newest staff member, Natalie Stephens, RDN.
Natalie is a registered dietician and nutritionist who is enhancing our practice by proving expert dietary advice to our patients looking to achieve weight loss and maintain those results over time.
Are you interested in fighting back against obesity? Call today to schedule your consultation with a member of our team: (301)965-0546.