I've often said that I have done more research and study about biology, anatomy and nutrition since I had WLS than I ever have in all my years in high school or college. And as you all know... once I do the research I like to put it up here on my blog so I have it all in one central location that I can refer back to often.
For those who are not familiar with del.icio.us -- it is a website where you can organize and share your internet bookmarks and access them from any computer (not just a favorites list on your home computer). I have an account and my bookmarks are open for anyone to see. I have a ton. Way too many. And they need to be organized. But there's still a lot of information if you want to sift through my mess. LOL! There's a link in the right navigation bar to access my del.icio.us account and all the categories I have created.
Here's the direct link for my protein bookmarks.
Some specific resources about protein that I have found helpful:
- Protein and the Bariatric Patient
- ASMBS Bariatric Nutrition (starting on page 20 of this report is detailed information about protein as it relates to the WLS patient)
- Understanding Essential Amino Acids
- Debunking the myth that we can only absorb 30g protein at a time Understanding Whey Isolate Protein vs. Whey Concentrate Protein
- Tom Venuto's series on Protein and the Body Builder (not directed at WLS folks, but still a wealth of information about protein supplementing in general - Tom Venuto is an excellent source for people who want to lose fat and build muscle without all the typical advertising hype and "paid advertising" nonsense that most bodybuilder websites have.)
I may add to this list over time... but for now, these are good places to start your own research.