Protein Shake – It’s Whats For Breakfast, Lunch and Supper
July 1, 2012 0 Comments
Protein Shake Anyone ?
When I started my second round of Radiation Treatments it didn’t take long for my throat to get raw. I had the worst sore throat I had ever experienced and it lasted about 7 to 8 weeks. After about the second week, I basically went to a liquid diet. My wife made me lots of high protein pudding and jello, but solid foods were no longer on my favorites list. I had a hard time keeping food down. The doctors and nurses wanted me to drink 3 or 4 Ensure Plus drinks daily. That got old real fast! Unfortunately, I found an AWESOME PROTEIN SHAKE after my treatments were over.
A New Protein Shake – Hello Shakeology! Goodbye Ensure!
Months after my treatments, I was still instructed to drink 3 to 4 Ensure Plus drinks a day. It was literally starting to make me sick to drink them. I had a hard time getting them down. By the time my second round of treatments were over, which consisted of 6 weeks of radiation and 3 rounds of chemotherapy, I was down to 123 pounds. I had no energy. I lost all my muscle mass. I STRUGGLED to hold my little daughter for any length of time and that was heartbreaking. Fortunately, a relative of mine introduced me to a product that began to help. I started to drink Shakeology from Team Beachbody. As a matter of fact, I signed up as a Coach with Team Beachbody because I was sold on the tremendous benefits from this product. I desperately needed protein and Shakeology was the ticket. It has 18 grams of protein and I added a giant tablespoon of Creamy Jif Peanut Butter to bring the total to 22-24 grams of protein. After about the third week of drinking my Protein Shake, I noticed a huge increase in my energy levels. I felt like I was finally turning a corner and getting back on track. I slowly started gaining weight and after I reached 150 pounds I was allowed to start working out again.
So Why This Protein Shake?
While most people drink Shakeology as a meal replacement shake, I was actually drinking them as an extra meal and as a healthy snack. From My Shakeology Site you can read: ”Even if you searched all over the world, you probably wouldn’t be able to find all of the 70-plus, ultra-high-quality ingredients we’ve included in Shakeology. Not only do you get a wide range of essential nutrients, from the fruits and vegetables you should be eating more of every day, you’ll also get the benefits of important foods from all around the world—foods that the latest scientific research has shown to be highly advantageous to your well-being. More than 70 different ingredients were chosen from around the world for their potency and bioavailability (the ability to deliver the nutrients your body needs). ”
Here are the key nutrient groups that these ingredients deliver:
- Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build long, lean muscles and reduce food cravings
- Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption
- Antioxidants and Phytonutrients to help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases
- Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health
If you do any research, you will find the importance of having a quality Protein Shake. The average adult needs 46 to 56 grams of protein a day, depending on weight and overall health. There are other formulas out there for the body builders and for those trying to lose weight. It all depends on your goals. But remember that no Protein Shake will really help you if you do not exercise. After I reached 150 pounds, I was permitted by the doctor to start working out again. I was only using 5 lb dumbells to begin (You have to start somewhere). I was so sore the first few weeks, but eventually I got back into the rhythm and I was able to increase the amount of weight I was using for my workouts. I was mixing up my workouts from lifting weights to cardio and I also started running again. I have met several of my goals already, but there are more goals to achieve.
There are thousands of success stories from people who started drinking Shakeology. Some of those stories can be found on my Shakeology site. I highly recommend this Protein Shake ,whether you are looking for a meal replacement shake or a healthy snack alternative. I will be more than glad to help you reach whatever fitness goals you may have. We are all in this together and accountabilty is crucial to reaching your goals. Join my fitness challenge and lets reach some goals together.
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