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HEALTHYJEN11 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/12/13 9:12 A

I usually add Unjury protein to milk & coffee with breakfast because I have a hard time getting in all my protein (even on a 1200-1500 calorie diet). I like Unjury because it provides 20g protein with only 100 calories (not including the milk or addins etc) and only 4g carbs.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,283)
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2/12/13 9:08 A

PATTISWIMMER: That's an interesting claim. Where did you hear that one? I don't know of any research that supports such a thing is possible.

2/12/13 7:26 A

I am not aware of any research showing that whey protein "recycles" antioxidants???

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

2/12/13 4:48 A

I use whey protein so that the gluthione antioxidant can recycle all the antioxidants in my body.... I add some almond milk and frozen berries... bzzzzzzzzzz.... and some cocoa for a chocolate raspberry flavor and sometimes I add avocado and kelp a spoonful

MTNMOMMA3 Posts: 127
2/12/13 12:26 A

I recently started eating protein bars and find them very helpful. I chose the Special K brand because they are the lowest in calories. They have a funny after taste/ texture so I drink them with coffee for breakfast on the go.

I also purchased some shakes but haven't been brave enough to try them. I like GOOD food and have a feeling the shakes will be useful but not exactly gourmet :-)

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
2/12/13 12:21 A

I have boughten some meal relpacement bars that were good. I use them once in awhile in the warmer weather when I am out walking during my meal times. check walmart or for them.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,100)
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2/11/13 10:06 P

I like to keep premade wraps, mini-quiche, green smoothies, etc in my freezer. They thaw out by lunch time.

2/11/13 6:49 P

You are looking for a meal replacement shake, "not" a protein shake. You want the complete blend of carbs, fat and protein --- as a complete, balanced meal will have (not just a boat-load of protein). Ideas include:
Slim Fast
HMR shakes
Carnation Instant Breakfast Shake
OR similar store brand

Hope this helps
Dietitian Becky

PATHFINDER52 Posts: 752
2/11/13 6:39 P

I keep a bullet-like blender in a lunch box at work along with individual serving packets of a shake produced by Isagenix (find them on-line). All I need is ice, water and the mix along with my blender and I am "good to go" for either a quick lunch or even breakfast at the office,

There are folks here, at SparkPeople, who do Isagenix religiously. For me, it is mostly a some-times thing, but pretty complete nutrition when I'm in a rush.



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2/11/13 4:53 P

I don't know that a shake would save you time, unless you're talking about one of those pre-packaged things like muscle milk (which I personally dislike because there's a lot of chemicals and other unnecessary nonsense in them), and it would also be inconvenient because you'd need access to a blender, I'd think. It takes me just as long to make my morning shake as it does to make toast or an english muffin with an egg or something similar.

What about just focusing on things that can be pre-made during the weekend (or whenever you have downtime) and then eaten cold? You could do this with chicken, or hard-boiled eggs, for example. You could pair those with fruit and/or raw veggies and/or pre-packaged snacks like nuts or cheeses, and make a whole meal that wouldn't require any time at all to prepare. If you have access to a microwave, Campbell's and Progresso make single-serving light microwave soups that are also pretty filling, especially when paired with one of the snacks I just listed. I've worked busy jobs with erratic mealtimes in the past, and never had a problem with bringing this type of stuff for lunch. Another strategy I used at one job was to bring three or four snacks of 100-150 calories each with me every day - that way I could eat them here and there as time allowed, or, if I found myself with an unexpected lunch hour, I could just eat everything at once like a normal lunch.

When I do have shakes, I use either the Shakeology mix from Beach Body or the whey protein mix from Whole Foods (it's their house brand), and also add a fiber supplement to it to make it more filling.

CLERIKSEN SparkPoints: (1,739)
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2/11/13 3:11 P

I find myself sometimes limited on time (mostly at work because I don't have a consistant schedule, it changes constantly) and was considering replacing a meal with a shake. I know the best source of food is REAL food (if that makes sense) but I thought that if I had a go to shake to supplement the times when I don't have time, it would be good. I'm looking for anyones thought or experiences doing this and what they used??

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