Everyone's looking for a way to feel full and satisfied without going overboard. Let's look at drinks. Which ones make you feel most satisfied and suppress hunger the most? Not sure? Researchers have discovered that it's not the thin and non-creamy drinks that we associate with being full. The creamier and thicker drinks win out. But wait. Is it the creaminess or the thickness or both that leave you feeling the like your hunger is gone and you are done already!
Drum roll: it's the thickness that wins out. So, the key is to create drinks that have a creamy and thick texture. Sounds like a protein smoothie to me. Now you can see why i love to use them for meal replacements in a pinch and/or a mid-afternoon snack. You can use whey, rice or soy protein powders.
Here's a favorite from my new book The Hunger Fix. Maintain an active lifestyle and you'll love this smoothie even more. The carbohydrates, protein and fats are high quality and will help satisfy and fuel you through your busy day. Enjoy!
Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie 1/2 cup almond milk 1 cup chopped cherries, pitted 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1/2 ounce almonds, whole 1 scoop (24 g) whey protein powder 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed Makes 1 serving (about 11/4 cups) Per serving: 348 calories, 25 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 13 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 8 g fiber, 130 mg sodium View Thread
Hi everyone. For anyone considering weight loss surgery, or anyone who's had it, make sure you are aware of a problem that may crop up post surgery. This research is hot off the press. People who have had bariatric surgery, especially those with the classic Roux-en-Y bypass, may be at increased risk for addictions post surgery, including smoking cigarettes, alcohol and drug use. Here's what the study authors said: "Studies have shown that drugs, alcohol, and food trigger similar responses in the brain and that bariatric surgery candidates whose condition has been diagnosed as binge-eating disorder (BED) display addictive personalities similar to individuals addicted to substances. Therefore, alcohol and drugs (including nicotine) are likely to substitute for overeating following WLS [weight loss surgery." Make sure you have an excellent support team pre and post surgery to include a psychologist who can monitor any problems you might develop over time. Be honest about any addictive behaviors you may have prior to surgery and let your team know about this, as well as your genetic family history as it relates to addictions. In my new book The Hunger Fix which is all about the new science of food addiction, we really make certain people are aware of these tendencies toward cross addiction, and make everyone aware that you need to be vigilant about the possible emergence of these other behaviors. Meditating on a regular basis and daily physical activity are terrific to curb these tendencies and to keep people on track.
Well, CONGRATULATIONS on your loss! You should be very proud of your self!
Just remember, you said you look great in clothes, better than ever! Maybe just remind yourself of that often and try to get those nasty gremlins out of your head who remind you of the loose skin issue.
I certainly have a few lbs I could stand to lose, but my weird thing is, I don't think of myself as chubby until I catch myself in a mirror. Then I say to myself, "who the heck is that"? I AVOID mirrors as best I can!
But seriously, Im working on it. Taking baby steps.View Thread
I'm overwhelmed by your courage and effort in losing 100 pounds. But I know that when I've lost a lot of weight and regained it, it was out of fear. Perhaps you need to look inside yourself and honestly determine what is blocking you. Until you find it, you'll just lose and regain over and over.View Thread
Freeze 1/2 price bread. Most grocery stores print on line flyers and you can use these to plan your shopping. If you come across an exceptional deal, stock up and freeze what you can. Some stores will match the price of another store's advertised sales. If you don't know how to cook, learn how. There are all kinds of videos and cooking sites on the net. Dried beans, barley, brown rice, frozen fruits and veggies, eggs, the list goes on and on. Everything is a learning experience and I'm sure that with effort you will succeed with your goal!View Thread
I have a pair of five pound ankle weights. Each one has 10 compartments for a 1/2 pound iron bar, which come with the set. If you can find these same ankle weights, you then have the material to begin exercising with weights as light as 1/2 pound. You could use the ankle weight unit with from one to ten bars in it.
Also at a gym, you could take your own add on weights in small increments. One manufacturer of them is Plate-Mate, which makes magnetic add-on weights. Then you can make smaller, safer weight changes in your strength program.View Thread
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