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Bariatric Advantage Ready To Shake Meal Replacement

I am struggling with food demons.  We know this.  You can see my weight chart, it's public. 

This morning, I woke up craving, "Grilled cheese."  Get a grip, Beth.  I poked through my kitchen and found this: DSC_0277

I spun her around, check out these stats:

nutrition facts

Well, can't argue with 100 calories and 15 grams of protein can we?

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You simply add cold water.

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Shake it like you mean it.

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Note the bubbles, if you're Beth, take a picture of them!

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And, drink.  So.  I did.  Success.  I will admit, it took me a lot of shaking, but I totally enjoyed trying to take that picture, and what I ended up with was quite a bubbly, yet creamy, strawberry shake.  I am a vanilla and chocolate girl, I normally do not choose fruit-flavored protein powders, which is probably why this one was chilling in the cabinet.  I am pleasantly surprised by this shake, I expected that I would not like it, because you couldn't get me to touch something like "strawberry milk," with a ten-foot pole, and that is what this reminded me of in the first sniff: Quik, Strawberry Quik.  I sipped, and enjoyed.  The taste?  Creamy strawberry, distantly reminiscent of ice cream.

Here's the best thing about this product, because it's probably the most important:  It is something that can be sipped immediately after weight loss surgery, after the clear liquid stage.  It's a very small portion, and I would think you could get most of it down over time.  (This is a product I wish I knew about back when I had surgery and tried to subside on cream of chicken soup with protein powder added.  Don't I wish I had a record of those days?  I don't know what happened to my archives from that old journal.)

  • Product:  Bariatric Advantage Ready To Shake Meal Replacement in Strawberry
  • Purchased:  Bariatric Advantage <- You can buy it directly from them, tell them "Melting Mama," sent you.  I don't have any coupons or deals, but I will look for you.
  • Pros:  Super portable, will sustain you in a crisis, if'n you're carrying water!, 15 grams of protein, 100 calories
  • Cons:  Long-term post ops will want more, wonders if they sell the powder in bigger portions?
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