As hard as it is to accept…I realize I do not know everything. I have so much to learn in all aspects of life. One of the hardest lessons I had to learn was in order to lose weight…I had to eat. CRaZy right?! In the beginning, I was purely concerned with calories. The make up of food was of no concern to me. It worked for a while. But as I saw my body changing I wanted to keep progressing. I wanted to tone up and become more muscular (which most women are afraid of).
Now, I am not trying to be a body builder here but who doesn’t enjoy the look of a hard, muscular body?
So thanks to my husband’s immense knowledge I began drinking whey protein shakes after strength training. I also combined that with some simple switches in my diet which included more protein:
toast, bagels, cereal—–replaced with eggs (scrambled, fried, poached, hard boiled, am I sounding like Bubba from Forrest Gump right now?) I eat A LOT of eggs!
pbj sandwiches—–replaced with oatmeal and turkey wraps
snack size bags of anything—–replaced with almonds and nuts
sausage and red meat—–replaced with turkey and chicken
I am not a fish eater so I don’t do that but I have still seen some HUGE changes with just these simple switches.
I don’t spend hours lifting, drink weird mixes or eat pounds of fish. Just simple protein changes and about an hour of arm weight lifting a week total. I will share my protein shake recipe soon!
“Abs are made in the kitchen.” (so are arms!)