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Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by newanatomy, Jan 13, 2014.
FINALLY a brand I can actually buy here in Aus! OMG!
Not thick at all. I mix it half water half lactose free milk. Goes down great
@marissamast Just bought some Caramel Toffee Fudge! I'm actually excited about it, haha. Hopefully I like the taste post-surgery! I also got some of the unflavored WPI from Bulk Nutrition that @Parousia mentioned since the Aussie source for Optimum nutrition I found didn't seem to have an unflavored. The place I bought the ON from is saying they're giving away samples of other flavors when you buy... so I'm hoping I'll get to try out some others! I was hesitant to buy TOO much pre-surgery.
OMG! I just tried this and it was very good. I didn't even know what flavor "Rocky Road" was (chocolate marshmallow almond) but now it is my favorite. Thanks!
YAY! Oh I am so happy you loved it too. I just got my second jug. It is really good with a splash of orange flavor too.
@more2adore @marissamast @Brandy . I am pre op but want to start drinking protein shakes for breakfast. When I researched Optimum Nutrition whey isolate it led me to bodybuilding products. That can't be what I'm looking for. Right? Also I didn't see any interesting flavors. Where should I be looking. Love to buy on line if possible.
It IS what you're looking for, Barbara! Bodybuilders, too, use low-carb, low-fat, high-protein supplements just like we do. Can't help with where to buy it in the US, but there are probably tons of places online. I'm sure @marissamast can probably tell you where she gets hers.
I "cheated" on my pre-op diet (kinda, not really) and tried some of the Caramel Toffee Fudge yesterday. It's not bad! Pretty tasty. I'll have to try Rocky Road sometime.
Go to amazon.com...search for optimum nutrition rocky road...there should be a drop down menu with all the flavors
Same stuff. I have a funny picture in my mind: It's early morning the day of the annual protein powder sale at the local health food store and there is a long line of body builders and us - middle aged, just past surgery MO's, waiting in line for the store to open.
Amazon <-- it seems to default to Carmel Toffee Fudge and 5 lbs, so you have to change the drop down fields for 2 lbs and Rocky road (or what ever!). $29.99 Prime.
Netrition <-- Same price (+ shipping) lots more flavors. If you are pre-surgery, these guys have good sample boxes of low carb foods to try, but too much of it won't work for the first year post surgery. They also give you a free gift if your orders are the right size and this is how I got all my protein shaker cups.
Bodybuilding.com <-- These guys are having a special as I write this: "For a limited time, buy 1 Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey, 2 Lbs. in the flavor of your choice & get 1 Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey, 3 Servings in the flavor of your choice FREE!" Same $29.99 + shipping as the other places.
Good luck and keep those questions coming!
optimum nutrition rocky road I think I got a great deal through Amazon (Prime) $57.99 (no shipping) for 5 lbs.
@Razbry ordered some in chocolate. Thanks for your help.
I've been using the ON chocolate and vanilla from Costco for 3 months now even though I'm pre-op. I wanted to make sure I would both like and tolerate them.
Turns out I look forward to having one or two a day straight up with water or skim milk and have since found numerous ways to add things like bananas or sugar free pudding mix to make awesome flavor combinations. I even made a chocolate/peanut butter pie using the chocolate protein powder and PB2 with a Fiber One crust.
The only thing I haven't tried yet but want to is an unflavored powder.
I just hope I don't suddenly begin to dislike them after surgery.
Has anyone ever heard of this type of protein supplement?
In a lot of Aussie WLS groups, it's mentioned frequently as an alternative type of protein supplement. It doesn't have the texture of regular protein shakes - it's supposedly the same texture as when you add Crystal Light/Mio type things to your drinks (that's what Aussies call "cordial." You'll see it referenced on the webpage).
I'm VERY wary of its claims and efficacy, but a lot of dieticians around here seem to be recommending it to their patients, and I have to admit I would LOVE to not have to contend with the texture and flavor of my usual protein shakes. I'm guessing this is a no-go - but what do the rest of you think?
I just noticed that while it claims to be "equivalent to 25g of WPI" it only has 5g protein in it. Uh... I'm asking in the groups if people use more than one serving a day (like if they add it to their water every time they're drinking or something) but wow, that seems crappy.