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Does Whey Protein count as Dairy for pre-surgery purposes?

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Supplements' started by Justitia, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Justitia

    Justitia Elite Member
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    Monday I am having my surgery. Tomorrow (Sunday) I am supposed to have a complete liquid diet (no veggies or anything solid). The idea is to assist in cleaning my bowels. I also have to take various laxitives, etc. Juices (no pulp), broth, hard candies :-)eek: ), jello, etc. is what they recommend.

    I was planning to make the day a pure protein shake and flax oil day with some juice perhaps. However, I just realized that they also said no dairy in this day. SO I presume they meant no milk or cream. I understand that dairy clogs up the bowels more than most foods.

    My guess the whey protein is verboten as well. (it would be All the WHey protein, as I still have tons of that left.) Does anyone have any idea if whey clogs up the bowels the way regular dairy foods do?

    I hate the idea of no protein at all. I have not been eating well this week, mostly not eating at all, maybe one meal a day. Mostly nervves and stress over everythign and the surgery. So I have been short on protein.

    I know people will say -- well I need to ask my doctor--- but honestly, I don't think my doctor would have a clue, not being into working out. I would just like to hear people's thoughts. If I have any reservations I will not consume any. But I am curious what people think....
     
  2. KC86

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    Whey is a by-product from cheese production, so I think that would also go on the "bad-list."
     
  3. Blob

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    Its obviously a dairy derivative, but I'm thinking it would take maybe a nutritionist or ___? to be able to say if whey is the type of "dairy" that is forbidden. I'm thinking it would be casein that would "clog you up"

    Anyway, I hope you do well with your surgery and have a speedy recovery! :tu: :tu:
     
  4. featherz

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    I work at a GI clinic and whey protein is a no-no, at least if it's not 'clear' when mixed. Not sure about things like the Isopure clear fruity protein drinks but I think I'll ask for future reference. Personally, I'd tell you to stick to the jello - make sure it's not red jello if any part of this surgery involves cameras in your intestines (can confuse the scoping doctor).
     
  5. Justitia

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    Thank you so much for the info. I decided during the night before my 24 hours started to have a couple protein drinks with flax so I got protein in the system. The protein powder is Whey but flavored so I don't think it qualifies as a "clear" liquid. I also decided to take some laxative last night as well to get started early on in the process as I had cottage cheese the evening before.

    And thanks for the advice re: jelllo... All the jello I got is red. :lol: So no jello for me. I think I will just spend the day drinking lots of water and green tea. That should be pretty safe.

    Once again, JSF forums strike again! :) It is amazing what info we have available to us because of all the breadth of knowledge among members of the community.
     
  6. Jedi

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    Wishing you wellfor tomorrow's op Justitia, and that you feel peaceful from the moment u wake up :)
     

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