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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Shake Experiment...

Hi there,

What I ate Tuesday;
 Breakfast was a almond-flax muffin w/some crushed walnuts and blueberries inside and some coconut butter-cinnamon-truvia-butter mixture on top (This was so good) turkey bacon and raspberries and 1 strawberry.
Lunch was almond crust pizza made with 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/2 c of shredded cheese, 1 egg and spices (red pepper, garlic, italian seasoning in the crust (I forgot 1 tb of coconut flour this time) This is my favorite way to fix almond crust pizza. SO good.

Went on my walk with the furry headed girls. I always chew some spry gum on my walks so I won't get thirsty.

Dinner was a shake made with; 1 scoop of MRM chocolate pwdr, less than 1 tb of cocoa powder, psyllium husks, 1 tb of coconut oil (Kims idea) 1 tb of peanut butter (this is what made it taste so good) and a small handful of berries, a little bit of water and USAMilk and ice.

desert was 1 protein square and 1 chocolaty treat. = results = tummy very happy.

I have been experimenting the past 3 days by replacing 1 meal with a shake instead of food that I normally eat. I was wondering how some people like Kim can drink one every day and not wither away to nothing. I just assumed that by drinking a shake for a meal instead of food you will lose weight more.

Well for me that is not the case. Although it does help with the #2 problem that we occasionally have on the BFC by me putting the Psyllium Husks in it, and it does taste real good, it has done absolutely nothing to help me lose any weight at all. Not that I need to lose any - but my weight does go up and down 1-3 lbs at times.

So my conclusion is that I would rather eat the food and drink a shake maybe a couple times a week. I am however loving the chocolaty treats and chocolate Protein bites. So far my absolutely favorite chocolate BFC friendly snacks.

Thanks for listening. Lots of Love to you all.

This is PurpleRosy signing off...

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  1. I would love to have a shake before Zumba, but I need to break down and buy the protein powder. It sounds so expensive and if I don't like it, I am totally stuck. Just like my coconut flour and the oil that I haven't even opened yet:( Dang, still learning over a year into this thing!

    1. A lot of the protein shakes offer single serving packets to purchase. That's how we figured out which is best in taste. Then ya need to calculate serving cost and ingredients to make your decision.

  2. I enjoy my shakes a lot (I do the peanut butter in chocolate - totally yum). I have vanilla and chocolate so I can mix it up a bit. It's convenient and a good way to get amino acids in. Sometimes I throw some raw spinach in for the veggie intake (you don't even notice it in there). I love my protein "bites" (ha! they are small so probably better name than bars) and chocolate treats. I made some with mint extract and they are delish too.

  3. I have trouble replacing meals with shakes, at least I have in the past. I would much rather eat food. They always have to be treats. Have a great day!

  4. I have discovered that the protein drinks don't help me lose weight (sigh.) Rather it's more convenience at least for me. I'm not a breakfast person so guzzling down a drink is much easier for me. Although I think (for me at least) eating eggs helps losing weight...yuck. For the constiptation issue, upon recommendation of my acupunture dude we use this and I much prefer it to psyllium: http://earthsbounty.com/oxy_cleanse.htm (it's called oxy-cleanse) We have recently brought it back into our routine.

    I've also discovered instead of carrying bland nuts, We really enjoy this recipe for granola/cereal: http://satisfyingeats.blogspot.com/2012/01/have-your-cereal-and-eat-it-too.html

  5. Samher here; i just don't feel satisfied with a protein shake, like i need to much on something! i STILL HAD 2 jillian michaels whey protein powders in my cabinets and i just refuse to replace my carbs for "drinking carbs".

  6. I totally understand... Other than my breakfast shake, for any other meals I would rather eat food than have a shake. Not sure if they are actually contributing themselves to my weight loss, I just know they are loaded with good stuff and keep me super full (and regular) and if I don't have one, I just don't feel right.

    The whole reason I even started drinking a shake for breakfast started years ago when my husband started leaving for work at 5:30am. I was up when we left and it just felt like I should eat something but I wasn't super hungry yet. By 6:30am I was getting hungry and so I would eat.... but then by 9:30-10:00 I wanted to eat again. We found the shake recipe and since I wanted to get all the health benifits of the good oils, chia seeds, whey powder, yogurt, etc... we started drinking the shakes.

    My routine now is that I drink the shake while I do my computer work, before the kids even wake up. I kind of sip it and when I'm done with it, it's usually time to get off the computer and get other things done :) It has anywhere from 350-450 calories per drink and keeps me filled up until lunch time. Sometimes I will have a mid-morning snack of nuts but not that often since my shake keeps me full for hours. Since I have a shake for breakfast, if I want bacon, egss, etc.. I eat them for my lunch instead, and sometime even dinner.

    Also, I have used the psyllium husks and should update my recipe because I only use them as a last resort. I use a nutritional product called Fibrestore (by Reliv) and have for the past 8 years - just didn't refer to it by name in the recipe.

    Made the cauliflower crust pizza a few weeks ago, and once the weather cools off a bit, I can't wait to try the almond crust one - it looks delish!!

    Thanks for always taking the time to post and to encourage us - we need you and appreciate the time you invest in us!! Have a great day!! :)


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Some tips if you are having trouble

  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
  • Count everything that you put into your mouth. Even sauces - everything , check labels.
  • Make sure that you don't eat any artificial sugars. Check labels, if it says sugar free - look in the ingredients, look for....sucralose, aspartame, saccharine in the ingredients. Those are BAD!
  • Going #2 is a big problem when a lot of people start the BFC. I have solved that problem with Clear Benefiber in my morning coffee and a scoop of Super Seed w/water in the afternoon. (you can buy the super seed on Amazon.com it is the cheapest).
  • Choose your carbs wisely. Try to pick the carbs that will give you the lowest count of carbs, sugar and calories and the most fiber.

I hope this helps.