One of the hardest things I had to do was re-train my brain and body to consume lighter, more nutritious meals every day. Man, is the breakfast, lunch and dinner routine entrenched in my being!
I was having trouble losing those last 10 pounds. I tried everything, including not eating and all I managed to do was feel more tired and depresssed. Then my friend, Jeff, talked to me about the body's metabolism and how intense meals of protein stimulate lean muscle mass and ultimately weight loss. I adjusted my intake of protein. Started using WomenVitamins Basics P3 (Protein Power Powder), a whey protein isolate that supplies you with 20 grams of protein per serving.
I then decided to try the 5 meal plan, even though it seemed a little awkward, especially in school. But it works! I am not hungry, I lost the 10, I have energy and I feel satisfied (both in the not hungry and the not needing additional sweets categories).
Personally, I like to mix fruits in with the protein shake. Bluberries, strawberries, and bananas are my favorites. I have tried melon and raspberries, kiwi, you get the picture. Every flavor is a new adventure.
Active women, dieters, athletes, body builders are all drinking protein shakes. I was surprised to discover that most women and girls are deficient in their daily intake of protein. Seeing as how protein is the essential part of every cell in my body, I know I need to increase my protein intake, and decrease my intake of carbs and sugars.
I read a great book, years ago, by Dr. D'Adamo who wrote about Eating Right for Your Type. Since I was little, I have known that protein (especially meat) makes my body happier. (By the way, I have O- the original human blood type...the hunter/nomad...hence my propensity for meat.)
Protein repairs cell and body tissues, assists with hormone and enzymatic production, builds bones, muscles, skin, blood, and cartilage. You get the picture, it is IMPORTANT.
Sources of high-quality protein:
- Beans & Legumes: contain a great supply of fiber and the most protein found in any vegetable
- Beef: an excellent source of protein, especially if it is grass-fed
- Eggs: free-range organic chickens are the happiest and healthiest...
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- Nuts: be moderate, nuts offer a lot of protein power in a very small package, most sources recommend a serving of a nut, like an almond at 15 pieces/day...do not think the roasted, salted nuts are as beneficial as the raw nut
- Poultry: remove the skin and benefit from a good protein source without saturated fat.
The Right Protein Powder:
WomenVitamins Basics P3 (Power Protein Powder) is a great source of protein and works well as the small meals in the middle of the morning and afternoon.
I usually drink my Basics P3 protein shake for breakfast because it is easy to fix, tastes great and blends so well with a serving or 2 of fruit.
Basics P3 also has 100% RDA of 10 vitamins and 14 essential minerals...PLUS it uses flax seed for additional Omega 3 fats, and has a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes....
So, when you need the right proteins delivered in the most pleasant, economical, and effective way to guarantee peak benefits from head to foot, try Basics P3. It can:
- Aide your beneficial gut bacteria
- Assist your joint and muscle health
- Bolster your immune health
- Boost our energy
- Promote your muscle strength, endurance and recovery
- Protect all your tissues' cells via its antioxidant properties
- Provide critical amino acids and proteins for overall optimal health
- Support your body's optimal metabolic rate and fat burning level
I lift my protein shake up high and salute your good health and the loss of those last few pesky pounds! Take your women vitamins, be healthy, and ... Be Blessed, Kersten