Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gettin my Drink on...

I mentioned in my previous post that I have been told that I should not consume ANY alcohol for at least a year after surgery (and in their opinion...ever). The reason for this is mainly that when you are losing weight quickly, the liver has to work overtime to help de-fat the body and if you are drinking alcoholic beverages, it may have to work too hard and other complications can arise. Also, let's face it...drinking empty calories has never helped anyone. On that note and considering all the advice I have been given, I wanted to share my new drink of choice. Fuzzy Navels!!!!! Are you confused? Are you saying to yourself..."Did they remove part of this chick's brain when they rearranged her insides?" Nooooo, don't be silly! Let me show you what I am talking about.

Syntrax Nectar is a new protein drink I am trying instead of buying the Vitamin Shoppe out of Isopure (which is great too!). They have vanilla bean, chocolate truffle, lemonade, lemon tea (tastes like iced tea) and a couple other flavors. I liked the Fuzzy Navel the best. It honestly makes me feel like I am a little girl sipping on the one drink (seriously) my parents would have 1-2 times a year, if that. It also makes me feel like I can be a social drinker LOL. It really tastes like a fuzzy navel without the protein after taste that comes with a lot of protein drinks. This can be mixed with water or milk (I had it in the store with water) and can also be combined with fruit, juice or yogurt to make smoothies. It has a whopping 23 grams of protein and only 90 calories in one scoop. Zero carbs.

Now, I am, by no means, trying to sell this stuff. What makes me incredibly happy is that people told me my tastes would change after the surgery and they were right. I have two tubs of my old favorite protein shake (Platinum Hydro Whey Turbo Chocolate and Velocity Vanilla) in my cupboard that I no longer like. It also has too many calories in it for me. So finding this was a nice breath of fresh protein air! I love finding new and interesting things post-op that I can enjoy and still get in my more than 50 grams of required protein a day. Soooo, party at the Lipton out, things may get crazyyyyy! Hehe


  1. Elizabeth ManaseriFebruary 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    I'm so proud of you Amy! I love your positive outlook & your approach to new adventures. Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks Elizabeth! It is hard to be a debbie downer when I feel so good! :)