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Friday, July 30, 2010

Travelling early post-op: packing protein

I have to take a trip to the east coast at 4 weeks out. I never check luggage because of the hassle, so I needed protein that was under the 3 oz. TSA liquid limit to take with me. I found it on a bodybuilding website. Profect. It comes in several fruit flavors. Stats:2.9 oz, 100 calories, 0 carbs, 25 gr protein, plus vitamins. The official website is can order samples.

After I ordered those samples, I found Gotein and ordered a sample pack of that too. It's a powder that you add to water. It comes in individual serving sizes. I got the samples at for $3.00.

This won't weigh down my carry-on bag, and I won't have to worry about getting my protein in. I'll be on the soft solids part of my diet, so I figured I'll be able to eat in restaurants as long as I'm careful what I choose. I thought I would share this tidbit in case anyone has to travel early out.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I'm getting sleeved on aug 17th and i have a trip to disney planned for october so i will be in a similar situation. i will check these out. Love the blog by the way! wish there were more sleeve blogs out there.

  2. Start a blog if you don't have one--I definitely agree we need more sleeve blogs! Congrats on your surgery date!

  3. i have a blog but everyone i'm following (other than you) is a lapbander.

  4. Gotein is the way to go. The liquid proteins are thick and taste awful. Gotein powder sticks are great--just pour them into your water bottle and shake!