Ok maybe those don't have anything to do with these products but it just felt right.
There are some things since having the surgery that have changed in my life. Other than the other stuff I talk about (weight, clothes, mind set), things in my cabinet have changed.
As a bariatric patient we are required to have so many grams of protein a day. My doctor prefers that I have 60-80 grams of protein (in liquid form) a day. So the normal protein drinks from AdvoCare, Mona Vie, Slim Fast, are just not going to cut it. If I were to drink those I would have to drink at least 5 a day to get at least 60 grams a day. Now you have figure in the fact that I can't drink 30 minutes before I eat, while I eat, or for 30 minutes after I eat. When would I have time to fit that many drinks in? And can my stomach hold that much liquid from 5 protein drinks. That's where my first two favorite items come into play.
The second picture is of Isopure. Funny story about this drink. When I had my surgery the hospital gave me Isopure to drink (or as I called them shots because I would just sip on a little cup that looked like a little shot glass) and when I was being discharged they gave me some to take home with me. My mom insisted that we put the Isopure in the bag that contained all of my medicines and blood thinner shots that I was taking on the airplane with me. I didn't want to but I wasn't in a state to argue. So in the bag they went. We get to the airport and we are gong through security. I had gave them the bag with all the medicines, shots, protein drinks, for them to check out. Security could have cared less for all the narcotics I had in my bag, but this protein drink (which was in a plastic bottle) caused so many red flags. I was escorted to the side and they wiped the bottle down, then wiped my hands down for bomb residue. I was so upset I said "I don't even want the stupid protein drink, just throw it away!". The security guy said "I'm sorry ma'am it's red flagged and now you are too". I was escorted to sit down because I was turning pale considering I had just had major surgery! A really nice woman security guard came over to chat and make sure I didn't jump up and run. They ended up letting me take the protein drinks and leave. It really is a funny memory but at the time I didn't find it funny but now I do. Good times, good times. About the drink itself though, it has 40 grams of protein, 160 calories, 0 fat, and 0 sugar. I hadn't found any since having my surgery and wasn't about to order a bunch online, but I recently found them in Thriftway. Yes....I said Thriftway. They are getting more and more items that you can find at a health food store in their store. It's amazing! Love it! Now don't get me wrong. I still love my H-E-B, but if I don't have the time or energy to go over there I do not mind going to Thriftway to purchase my groceries.
*Side note: Protein helps you stay satisfied longer and helps burn more calories than fat in the digestive process*
Now which cookie am I going to have for desert tonight?