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11/17/12 3:11 P
I don't understand why you're eating something that is so tasteless you feed the need to add ice cream to it. Personally, I don't think that's a good idea, even if you still stay in the range of your calorie total. Those ice cream calories are EMPTY calories. Why bother?
I'd be experimenting with different varieties of shakes or I'd stop the shakes all together. If you want to continue using them, freeze a banana and toss it in the shake. It's like banana soft-serve added to a shake. Try that with some frozen berries.
Or, I don't know, eat something that is healthy and you actually enjoy.
Try adding peanut butter and a frozen banana. If you want more sweetness for no calories, try NuStevia packets--they are my favorite and I put 2 in my frozen berry/avocado/tofu smoothie most mornings.
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11/17/12 9:54 A
Why don't you eat something instead of drinking a shake if you're growing tired of them??
How much sugar in that ice cream? Add berries to your shakes and get better nutrition. Rremember ....Sodium, sugar and too many carbs stall weight loss and also give you cravings.
Bored with shakes then eat some real food...like a slice of Rye Bread which will help keep you full with some protein...like shaved turkey breast or an egg
Cereals are high in sugar and sodium, so eat only shredded wheat, puffed rice or puffed wheat which has no sodium or salt or sugar, multi-grain cheerios (medium sugar intake of 6 grams) or Kashi 7 whole grain puffs (organic section $2.89 per box and eat with skim milk and berries to sweeten. No sugar surge here!
how many calories you're eating determines how many discretionary calories you get, which determines if 200 cals of ice cream a day is right for you. if you're eating 1200 cals a day, there simply isn't room for foods like ice cream. it's not giving you any nutritional boost or benefit, so it can't go in there. if you're eating 1500 cals, you've got about 300 cals of wiggle room in there, and 200 cals of ice cream could work if basically everything else is pretty nutritionally dense. once you're eating in the 1600 + range, you do have the room to eat the foods that you nutritionally need and 200 cals of ice cream. the more you can eat, the more of your food can be discretionary cals and therefore the more ice cream you could have in this case.
and if you're male, the 1200 should be 1500, the 1500 should be 1800 and the 1600+ could be 1900+.
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22,889 11/17/12 4:27 A
Rather than Ice Cream, why not add low-fat yoghurt and some fruit to the mix. I make a nice Milk Shake for my s/father and grandson. It is a whole banana, milk, milk powder, and sweetened chocolate drink powder. It is really yummy and the extra protein is in because of the milk powder. Sometimes I give it the extra boost with the Yoghurt as well. The Banana helps to thicken it too, and adds fibre. You can berries instead of banana. It may sound like a smoothie, but it isn't as thick as a smoothie.
Does that SOUND right to you? Does it sound like you are getting nutritionally balanced foods?
I don't think the answer is going to be yes somehow, thats a lot of calories on sugar without much decent nutrition from it. Some calcium, but nothing else of use.
If shakes are boring and dreadful, then don't use them. Why do you use them?
Make the protein up with just the soy milk and have it over cereal, over fruit, as an iced latte if you add coffee, but don't fix a problem that doesn't need to exist by adding ice cream.
Edited by: -POOKIE- at: 11/17/2012 (04:23)
11/17/12 12:43 A
So my usual shake is the formula 1 shake with 90 cals , 9 grams of protein, soy milk-90 cals and 7g of protein and recently, the ice cream as well. I used to put frozen fruits sometimes, but got pretty bored with that. ( 1 serving of the ice cream per shake ) . Usually have 2 shakes a day
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2,704 11/16/12 10:10 P
If your goal is to lose weight, and the ice cream fits within your recommended daily calorie range, it's not going to affect your weight loss. However, those 200 calories would be better spent on nutritionally-dense foods that give your body the vitamins and minerals that it needs. If you tell us what is in your standard drink we can help you modify it.
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11/16/12 10:03 P
I started getting bored of my shakes and I wanted to keep taking them because they are so nutritious, so I started adding Dryers low churned ice cream ( 2 servings, worth 200 cals) and my shakes taste a lot better, and I now look forward to them instead of dreading them! I really want to find a low calorie, high protein alternative to make my shakes taste better. Not peanut butter, I hate it!
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