If you use a whey powder you could mix it with water or almond milk if the protein level is high enough on its own. If you need the added protein then soy milk would be a great option.
There may be some ready to drink shakes out there that are lactose free.
The bars are not a meal replacement rather an addition to the plan.
For crunch snacks I love to snack on carrots or celery. I found a Hellmans Spicy Buffalo may that is great as a dip. It is only 35 calories for a serving (1 Tbsp)
The important thing to remember with being on this plan is throw out the old rules. Listen to your inner child. Learn the difference between real hunger & mindless eating. Also variety is important. Instead of saying you cant have something find a way to have what you want in a healthier way.
Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers
I tried the Zone cashew pretzel bar, it was awesome.
I also made Kale chips tonight (I first saw this on Dr. Oz). They are really easy to make, flavorful, crispy, salty and low cal. It kind of eased up my cravings for junk food. Kale is a little spicy tasting, so keep that in mind when adding spices.
Kale Chip: 1 Bunch of Kale Pam Olive Oil Spray (5 cals per 4 second spray) Sea Salt Spices to taste (optional)
First, using scissors, cut the spine off each leaf (this is bitter and chewy) Cut up each leaf into pieces a little bit larger than a chip (they shrink) Wash well, and spin dry Layer kale on a cookie sheet, and spray with Pam Shake sea salt on kale (I used a grinder) Add spices if wanted (ex. Italian blend, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic) Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, until edges are brown
They cool quickly, so you can eat them immediately.
I crunch on radishes. I think I easily go through a bag of them each week. I will add them to a salad or just eat them plain. If I am munchy just 2 or 3 satisfies since it has that sharpness ( i guess that is what you would call it) and they are so low in calories.
I used to live on crunchy foods (cheetos were my favorite.) Now when I need that fix I eat a Zone Cashew Pretzel Protein Bar 200 calores/7gfat/10gprotein. It usually takes care of the urge for junk food.
Choice, not chance, determines one's destiny. Anonymous
Okay, i just started this week, but already experienced problems with lactose and certain shakes. Which means I may not be able to tolerate many shakes. What else can i use in place of them? (that won't have much lactose, ive become somewhat intolerant since gastric bypass) Can i use the bars and meals instead of the shakes? Another issue i find is that i have a great need to 'snack' on something crunchy (used to eat popcorn or chips in the evenings). I am now eating raw vegies like carrots and celery, but have already grown tired of that. Is there anything we can have that is crunchy or would add interest to the raw vegies? One thing i like about this diet is his understanding that to stay on this, you will have to adjust some things, but do it within the guidelines and then you will not derail yourself. Thank you for your help!
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