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Old 07-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BoninBrian View Post
Healthy protein drinks, also know as the well-known smoothies, certainly are a rather simple mix of nut products, fruit and additionally milk. Body builders primarily like drinks because it's a tremendous help in the muscle development approach, and it likewise raises the function in our gastrointestinal tract. Shakes could also boost our metabolic processes and allow us to lose fat easier.

In addition there are additional food items, that can help you begin the morning in a best way, such as, grape fruit or perhaps orange juice. They are simply full of natural vitamins, minerals and additionally healthy proteins too. Alternatively, it is possible to sip milk each morning which we highly recommend for those who don’t have lactose intolerance.

There is certainly one important thing you need to stay away from, and that's to start out the day with a coffee. It usually is advisable to have a full cup of pure juices. It's also a bad idea to avoid your main morning meal as you may really feel exhausted and sleepy. To avert this, generally try and have a good morning meal.
I have several points I would like to personally disagree with or clarify.

** Bodybuilders like 'PROTEIN SHAKES' for the convienence and the added protein they need to build and repair muscle. Try to choose those with only 2-4 grams of carbs per serving to keep the calories to a minimum.

** In my opinion fruit juice is one of the worst things to drink while trying to lose weight. A single 8oz serving has 113 calories, only 1.5g protein and only .57 grams of fiber. That means it is about as calorie dense as most carbonated soft drinks. Eat an apple or Orange instead. That way you get all the nutrition and more of the naturally occuring fiber.

** The caffeine in coffee has actually been shown to stimulate metabolism and caffeine is the main active ingredient in many diet pills. If you like it drink it, just don't add calorie dense condiments like sugar or cream.

** Breakfast of either complex carbohydrates (Oatmeal for example) or protein (eggs for example) helps me to not be hungry until lunch.

Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)

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