Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Drinking My Calories
Those of us that have had WLS can chose to drink their calories right after surgery and usually focus on intaking protein shakes. My doctor really does not like his patients drinking their calories and I have avoided it at all costs. I don't like the protein shakes and chose not to use protein powders and work to get all my protein in via regular food. In an effort to save money and to enjoy a cup of chai I found a boxed option that is reasonable in sugar that I can drink and enjoy, especially cold! I love love love it and I'm spending $3.98 for a box verses $4.00+ for one cup. Ironically its a 1 to 1 ratio for chai to milk. I put a 1 1/2 cups of milk to a 1/2 cup of chai and drink my little piece of heaven. Today I had 3 cups....oops, but after enough tornado warnings to last a few months I needed some pick up to get through this week and for an added bonus I got in a ton of extra protein. It isn't something that I would keep up on everyday, but it helped me get my protein in and kept me going!!!!