After Bariatric Surgery Protein Guide
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Does Protein Help Prevent Weight Regain?
Do you know how many grams of protein you need daily?
The recommendation for protein is between 60-120 grams of high quality protein per day depending on your daily activity level and workouts.
What is a complete protein or high quality protein?
Proteins are made up of amino acids...think of them like LEGO building blocks. There are nine amino acids that your body needs from your diet because the body cannot make them. These nine are called essential amino acids and can be found in what’s called complete, high quality protein sources such as meats, poultry, fish, diary, eggs. Quinoa, and soybeans are complete planted-based protein sources in that they contain all nine essential amino acids in the amounts needed by the body.
You probably know of amino acids for their role in making and repairing muscle. But these aminos do a lot more in the body from hormone production and the absorption of calcium to roles in immune function, sleep-wake cycles and sexual function.
For more information listen to Bariatric Surgery Success EP 48 Is Pea Protein a Smart Choice after Bariatric Surgery? https://www.breakingdownnutrition.com/blog/48-is-pea-protein-a-smart-choice-after-bariatric-surgery
How do I choose the best protein powder?
Protein powder is an excellent way to help hit your daily protein target when eating enough protein thru food is just not happening.