Protein is usually encouraged for bariatric post-ops, especially right after the surgery. Eating protein-rich foods after the surgery is proven to aid repair, build, and maintain muscle tissue and organs. But since post-ops cannot eat heaps of foods (as they used to be) doctors recommend complementing it with protein shakes or supplements to ensure they’re gaining enough protein that their body need.
Here is an infographic from BariatricEating.com that shows how to blend an Inspire protein drink.
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