So, it's time to make some changes to my nutrition intake. For whatever reason, and despite consistent cardio and strength training workouts, and despite a healthy diet, I have hit some sort of plateau and am not losing any more weight, which is frustrating to say the least!
After doing a lot of research, I visited my local vitamin and supplement store and picked up protein powder to be used as meal replacement shakes. My plan is to use the protein shake for both breakfast and lunch, have two fruit or veggie snacks during the day and eat a healthy dinner. At first, it seems really drastic and I thought I would be hungry -- but the protein shakes taste delicious and keep me full for a long time! Here is the link for the protein powder that I'm using; I picked up both vanilla and chocolate. I figured the vanilla would be great with frozen fruit, and as I discovered this morning -- for an iced coffee protein shake! I haven't tried the chocolate yet, but the vanilla is delicious so I'm confident the chocolate will be as well.
With this particular supplement, I only use the protein powder and mix it with water and it's perfect. I suppose you could use a fat-free or dairy-free milk, but you would be adding some unnecessary calories to it, so I'm sticking with water.
While I'm not expecting this to be the end-all, be-all to weight loss, I am hoping that with my continued exercise regimen and by simply replacing two of my meals with the protein shakes, that I will beat this plateau and begin losing some weight again! I hope to be able to share my results with you within the next few weeks!
To check out some of the benefits of adding protein powder to your diet, check out the following links:
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DISLCAIMER: Any posts related to health and fitness are simply commentary and ideas. I am not a doctor or expert. What I've posted here are things that I've found to work for me. However, I will always urge you to consult your medical professional before starting or changing any exercise or diet routine.