Start with a shake
I’m going to elaborate on the 1st rule. Breakfast. Slow and easy is the smartest way to break-the-fast. Protein and fat will energize you without the sugar hit that hinders all your honest efforts.
There are four steps to a super shake :
1) Unsweetened Almond milk as the liquid base, instead of regular or soy. Why? It has 10 grams less sugar, is non-allergenic, and is alkaline (fights inflammation). Good reasons all around.
2) Whey as the protein part, one the most useable sources of amino acids. If you don’t eat animal products, look for Brown Rice protein. You want about 20 grams protein per shake.
3) Fruit as your carbohydrate. One cup of your choice. Berries are most fibrous and have the highest amounts of antioxidants (do you know what those are?). All the reasons you’re TOLD you need grains.
4)Flax seeds for the unsaturated fat, which you need if you want to stabilize blood sugar levels, curb insulin, and lose weight (which you are). You can add a tbsp of flax seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or a nut butter instead. I would still advise flax above all others due to it’s omega-3 content.
Here’s my favourite – The Raspberry Vanilla Shake.
-1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
-1 scoop Vanilla Whey protein powder
-1 tbsp ground/ sprouted flax seeds
-1 cup raspberries
-Ice or water to desired consistency (I like a couple ice cubes blended in)