Are you nervous about incorporating food back into your diet after weight loss surgery (WLS), and unsure about the best approach to take? You are not alone! One of our Registered Dietitians shared this note about a conversation she had with one of our customers: Regrettably, her surgeon told her to stop using protein shakes and switch to "solid foods.” He said the shakes were adding calories. I believe this is when patients stop losing, or worse - start gaining weight - when they discontinue UNJURY® and switch to food only.When they don't use UNJURY, they get hungry and start looking for foods to keep them feeling as full as UNJURY. As a result, they take in more calories. I explained how protein is best for satiety -- not being hungry -- and how it is key to weight loss and weight maintenance. Protein is not the cause of weight gain. The patient was happy to have a second opinion from a Dietitian and is returning to 3 servings of UNJURY per day. We were happy to receive this follow-up email update from the customer soon after: “I just have to let you know that my weight dropped 7 pounds after adding in more protein, as you suggested (I had stalled for about four weeks). Thank you for your advice!” Always keep in mind:
- With or without weight loss surgery (WLS), protein is the foundation of weight loss success. But it’s nearly impossible to get the doctor recommended amount of protein (90 grams minimum) from food alone.
- When your surgeon advises you to "get back on solid foods,” it is important not to replace all of your shakes with just any food. Since one serving of UNJURY has 20+ grams of protein, it can help meet your body’s critical protein needs without taking in large amounts of extra calories.
- Many WLS patients unfortunately never reach their goal. Patients who use UNJURY 3-4 times a day for weight loss, and continue using it twice a day for maintenance, lose the weight and keep it off.
Striking the right balance between UNJURY and solid foods is a powerful combination and key to continued weight loss success!