How to Avoid Crunchy Munchies!
I never believed in protein powders, and thought they were a scam. Then I used the “MyFitnessPal” recommended recipe for success in terms of macronutrients. (Check links in purple below).
I began to build my meals out so my macronutrients balanced at:
50% carbs (I do whole foods as much as possible and avoid processed carbs)
30% fats (whole fats like avocado, nuts, olives, rather than oils squeezed from these things.)
20% protein (again, whole foods like lentils, soy beans, wild caught fish)
MyFitnessPal also suggested increasing the protein portion to 30% to reduce body weight, so if my jeans are getting a little tight I adjust the ratio so I have 40% carbs 30% fat 30% protein. If you are a fan of MyFitnessPal, please connect with me there as Renee Gough, and we can trade our recipes and such.
I try hard to get the necessary protein from my foods, because I think it’s essential to enjoy the process of chopping, self-care, tasting flavors, seeing colors, and generally being present when I eat. Recipes like this one for my protein packed Split Pea Stew are cheap and cheerful!
But sometimes I need to have a hit of protein to stabilize me so I don’t get grumpy. When I have enough protein, veggies and whole fats, I don’t crave sugar and processed food. I’m not sure why!
This works for me. It may not work for you. You know your body better than anyone. Enjoy playing around with different recipes for life. When you find something that makes you feel energetic and balanced, you have the right gas for your engine!
I recommend using this protein powder as a supplement to your meal, not as a replacement for a meal. If you have a nice stir fry with tons of veggies, and you add some nuts, and a handful of brown rice, but you need another 10 grams of protein, you can put a spoonful of the powder in and have it after or before dinner.
This protein powder is my favorite because it has such an abundant variety of sprouted amaranth, adzuki, spinach, and so many more things as well as the sprouted pea protein. There are dozens of different organic plants in this shake. Diversity leads to better outcomes in healthy eating!
The prices for this brand of protein powder fluctuate. The Amazon price is low. The Wholefoods price is quite high. I sometimes try to support a local health food store and get it there. If I am in a rush I rely on Amazon.
Here is the link to buy it on Amazon for about $40. It’s a huge container, and it lasts me about 6 weeks.
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