Aug 26, 2022

A common question/concern bariatric patients have is “Am I getting enough protein?’  Our recommendation is to get at least 60-70 grams of protein per day.  What does 60 grams of protein look like?  Journaling on a food app can give you the assurance that you are getting adequate protein.  Read labels to see how much protein is in a particular food.  Below are 2 examples of 60-70 grams of protein.  Be sure to be adding your non-starchy vegetables and whole grains too, to increase your fiber intake.


70 Grams of Protein                                                              66 grams of Protein

½ can of tuna with light mayo (12 grams)                             2 boiled eggs  (12 grams)

1 T of peanut butter (4 grams)                                              ¼ cup nuts ( 6 grams)

1 scrambled egg (6 grams)                                                   1 sl of cheese ( 8 grams)                                                                                                                                                            1 Protein Shake (30 grams)                                                  1 Protein shake (30 grams)

2.5 oz smoked salmon (18 grams)                                        ½ cup Greek yogurt (10 grams)                               

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