I saw an article yesterday saying ‘too much protein is bad for you’. Had a look at my meal replacement supplement and I just squeak under the ‘bad for you’ category (110 grams or more per day for men). You just can’t win can you! Still, the MR supplement isn’t essential – it is just a way of getting 500 – 600 calories on my fast days. I’ll have a look around and see what else I can consume/eat.
Talking of MR supplements I’m using CNPProfessional PROMR supplement. I went for strawberry flavour as I like strawberry flavour! It is quite a good flavour without too much artificial-ness about it. I was supplied with a free shaker and a minute of shaking, as per packet instructions, yields a nice, creamy and mostly smooth shake that is easy to drink. There is some ‘grit’ at the bottom of the shake but I guess this is non-water soluble minerals.
Today is a fast day, yesterday was an ‘eat all you want’ day. I must get out of the habit of night time snacking, or at least have something healthy to snack on. I managed to keep it together yesterday and didn’t pig out. I think a good idea may be to treat yourself to something ‘naughty’ on the off days. It could be sensible naughty like strawberries and cream (there he goes with strawberries again!) or maybe a chocolate bar or bag of crisps. Something you may not normally have but isn’t too unhealthy. Eating a chocolate gateaux for 6 people on your own is madness but inviting friends and family around to share some gateaux is the way to go. Let them eat cake!
I’m getting used to black tea as well. What works for me is leaving the bag in for about half as long as I would if I were adding milk. I’ve also got this ‘fresh’ tea that all the companies are pushing at the moment. It seems to be a lighter blend anyway. I’m also getting into green tea but that’s another story 😉