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protein shake/ensure plus and stool softness?

Postby Zizi » 17 Sep 2015, 12:09

Hi Everyone!

I have been taking miralax daily to soften my stool. Recently, I have been thinking about incorporating protein shake or ensure plus into my daily meal routine as well because I would like to gain some weight. However, I'm not sure if drinking protein shake or ensure plus would increase the hardness of my stool or not. Hoping someone on the forum would know the answer to this question. Thanks for reading!
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Re: protein shake and stool softness?

Postby Savaici » 17 Sep 2015, 13:39

Start off slow, and see how it goes, Zizi. That is what I do with any change in my diet.
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Re: protein shake/ensure plus and stool softness?

Postby Zizi » 17 Sep 2015, 17:22

Thank you Savaici! I think I would do that too, just to be on the safe side.
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Re: protein shake/ensure plus and stool softness?

Postby Canadabum » 17 Sep 2015, 21:35

Zizi...personally I would stick with your own shake. The ensure has some milk products in it if I am not mistaken and lactose can be tough on the gut...personally I would avoid. You can simulate the ensure in terms of calories in your protein shake by adding some oils (flax, olive, canola...to your taste), throw in half an avocado and perhaps some almond butter. Also..with your own shake you can add great fibre like kale, spinach, mango, strawberries etc etc. that's my 2 cents...happy blending!
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Re: protein shake/ensure plus and stool softness?

Postby Zizi » 18 Sep 2015, 02:24

Hi Canadabum!

Thanks for the suggestion! I will look it up on how to make home-make protein shake online as well before I purchase ensure. :) Thank you!
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Re: protein shake/ensure plus and stool softness?

Postby roseyaa » 23 Sep 2016, 23:32

I was wondering the same thing. I called a dietician today and told her my story...and she suggested drinking Ensure Plus to gain some weight. I asked if it would harden my stools, and she said it shouldn't.

I'm not gaining weight even though I've increased my oil intake (I read somewhere that more oils can actually help you lose weight!!).

Zizi did you end up trying?
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