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on the diet front, i've been experimenting with a bunch of stuff to lose weight. i gave up sugar (mostly) for 4 days and on the fourth day I broke down and ate a bunch of candy and stuff. So strict elimination diets just doesn't last long with me.

then I read a book called Fit2Fat2Fit. It's about a personal trainer who decided to gain 50 lbs in 6 months because he wanted to know why his clients had such a hard time sticking to a diet and workout plan. He thought that if people just decided and choose to lose weight, they would. So he ended up gaining 75 lbs, and had self-esteem issues and his wife had to rub stretch mark lotions over his belly and he got addicted to mountain dew and junk food. But when the 6 months was up, he did lose the weight, and it was a process that helped him figure out what trips out his clients and stuff. It was a fast read, and it had a recipe for a spinach protein powder shake. He drinks it every morning. So inspired, I made one this evening. Ingredients:

- Protein Powder
- 2 spoons of peanut butter
- banana
- almond milk
- ice
- Fresh spinach (he recommend 3 cups but I had no room in my tiny blender so I used about 1 cup of spinach)

I had it before I workout and my appetite was super suppressed. I think it was because I chose Whey powder as the protein and apparently whey is also an appetitie suppressant.


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Sep. 14th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
How did it taste? The peanut butter, banana, milk part sounds delicious but I can't imagine adding spinach to that!

How do you know the difference between your appetite being suppressed vs. you were just full?
Sep. 14th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
it was delicious except for the stevia taste. I apparently dislike stevia, I know it's supposed to be natural but it taste just like other artificial sweeteners.

I think drinking the green veggie juices at daily juice has trained me to accept chunks of spinach floating around. yum.

It felt surpressed because I normally have a huge appetite and terrible willpower in regards to food. And I drank it before I went to ballet class and I still felt full after ballet. I did eventually get hungry at midnight but then it was too late to eat.
Sep. 14th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
How long was that? I'm intrigued, and I need more sources of protein than cheese. But the logical time for me to have it would be breakfast, and I don't want my appetite suppressed so that I miss lunch!
Sep. 14th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
For me it was about 5 hours after I had the drink, I wanted to eat less.

I would also like to say, today after lunch, I normally want something sweet/dessert but I felt that the cravings were not as strong as they usually are. I don't know if it's the whey, or the 1.5 cups of spinach or what.

I don't normally eat breakfast, but I can see how this is a good breakfast shake.

Aside from whey protein, at wheatsville they had rice protein, vegan protein, sprouted grains protein.. I'm pretty sure other places have soy protein (which i don't recommend) and hemp protein.
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