Five High Protein Portable Meals For Weight Loss Surgery Patients
Weight loss surgery patients are instructed to eat a high protein diet in order to lose weight and maintain weight loss following surgical intervention for the treatment and prevention of morbid obesity. That means after any surgical procedure to control our weight we are supposed to get most of our calories from protein.
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By Kaye Bailey

Weight loss surgery patients are instructed to eat a high protein diet in order to lose weight and maintain weight loss following surgical intervention for the treatment and prevention of morbid obesity. That means after any surgical procedure to control our weight we are supposed to get most of our calories from protein.

A 2008 study of bariatric surgeons indicates they are suggesting anywhere from 60 grams of protein a day to as many as 105 grams of protein a day, depending upon the surgeon and the patient. At a minimum, that means we need about 20 grams per meal three times a day. Without falling back to protein bars, shakes or powders here are some quick meal suggestions that come in at 21 grams of protein and a volume of 1-cup or less food.

High Protein Meals on the Go
Remember, protein is a good source of amino acid and energy for your body. Not only that, it requires more energy to process protein than the other nutrients (fat or carbohydrate) so your metabolism goes into high-octane burn when you feed it protein. That why a high protein diet causes weight loss and sustains weight maintenance. When you eat protein the dietary carbohydrates and fat your body previously stored as body fat for "a rainy day" must be used for energy to sustain metabolic process. So enjoy those protein grams and put your body in high metabolic burn.

1. Tuna Salad: 3 Ounces foil-pack tuna mixed with 1 hard-cooked egg, 4 baby carrots. Mix tuna salad with chopped egg, serve with baby carrots (avoid high calorie veggie dip - not necessary). Calories 180; 21g Protein, 9g Fat, 4g Carbohydrate. Add seasonal berries or fruit as desired. Eat 2 bites protein to each bite of low-glycemic fresh fruit or vegetable.

2. Turkey Wrap: 2 ounces deli turkey breast slices (low sodium), 1 ounce Swiss cheese, 1 teaspoon mustard, shredded lettuce, chopped tomato. Stack or roll ingredients; serve chilled. Calories 180; 21g Protein, 9g Fat, 7g Carbohydrate. Change this up with any deli meat and cheese that you enjoy.

3. All American Patty Melt: 3 Ounces extra-lean beef patty, grilled with 1 ounce American cheese melted on top served with 1 teaspoon each ketchup & mustard and 1/4 cup fresh cucumber slices. Calories: 322; 23g Protein; 24g Fat (11 Saturated); 4g Carbohydrate.

4. Salsa Chicken Melt: In a microwave safe container heat 3 ounces cooked shredded chicken with 1 tablespoon of salsa for 90 seconds. Top with 1 tablespoon low-fat sour cream (optional) and 1 tablespoon diced avocado (optional) or ready-made guacamole. Enjoy warm. Calories: 125. 21g Protein; 4g Fat (1 saturated) 2g Carbohydrate. A great use of left-over chicken, turkey, pork or beef.

5. Meatballs to Go: Place three (1-ounce) frozen cooked meatballs in a microwave safe lunch container. Top with 1/3 cup ready-made pasta or spaghetti sauce (your choice - I like the screw-top jars for easy use and storage once opened); 1/4 cup cottage cheese and 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese. Cover container & secure carefully: I place in a zipper bag to prevent spill damage if taking as "brown bag" lunch. Allow to thaw in refrigerator until lunch time, then cook in microwave oven on medium-high until hot throughout, 2-3 minutes. Enjoy warm. Very filling without the "pasta-load". Calories: 325; 20g Protein; 14g Fat (6 Saturated); 8g Carbohydrate. (You can make several of these meals in advance and freeze taking the frozen meal on the day of use. Simply thaw at room temperature until lunch and cook as directed).

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