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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Protein Drawbacks!

I have been trying out new protein drinks and have been doing a couple a day when I get hungry for a snack.  Its been great!  It really seems to curb my appetite and do its job...but......it gives me terrible gas. Whats up with that.  I feel like  a truck driver.  I putter around the house all day.  I am nervous to be back to work today because of the bubble that surrounds me.  Do you all notice it?  I don't know what will happen when I go just on protein drinks for my pre-op....I may need to come with a disclaimer or stay at home for fear of being ridiculed at work.
I used to have this old boss that would drag her feet when she was passing gas...she used to blame it on her shoes dragging on the carpet but we all new it was her farting her way around the office....will I become her?  Oh no, I can't!
I wish they were silent but nope...they ring loud and clear.  I guess to much protein is a bad thing?
Also I noticed that some people put benefiber in with their protein drinks because I guess constipation becomes a problem when all your doing is taking in protein...anyone else hear this?
Hope you are all having a great week...I am back to work this week which bums me out but I didn't win the lottery this weekend and until I come into a vast amount of wealth I guess I have to do this work thing!


Jazzing up Jackie said...

I definitely use Benefiber in my protein shakes. For the first week out of surgery, I was on clear liquids, and there was no constipation issue. As soon as I started on the full liquid diet and incorporated the protein shakes, it was awful. But, from what I hear, everyone's different. I think it would be good for you to have at least a small canister of it on hand after surgery, but just wait and see if you need it.

Lap Band Gal said...

Yep, the protein will do that. So will any of the sugar free syrups and other sugar free items. Get used to it. :)

Jen said...

Yep, I'm gassy all.the.time!!! It sucks!!
thanks for your comment on my blog!! I am excited to have a fellow Arizonan on the blogs!! MandaPanda is also in AZ as well, you should follow her if you aren't already! She's been very successful and is a regular blogger, which I am not, but am working towards getting back on track!!