Friday, June 13, 2008
WHY YOU NEED THAT PROTEIN SHAKE IN THE MORNING
I know a lot of people feel they can't eat in the morning, but if they knew that was contributing to their weight problem, and to their high glucose readings, they would change. The body uses the stimulus of food to accellerate calorie burning. Since most diabetics have a problem with high blood sugar when they get up, they need to actually eat something to start their metabolic engine. If they don't eat anything, their blood sugar will continue to climb.
A whey protein shake solves this problem, and the bonus is, that for women at least, it sets you up for a good mood all day long. This, according to Dr. John Gray, of Mars and Venus fame, is because the amino acids in whey protein are precursors to serotonin - the feel good brain chemical. When you eat a whey protein shake in the morning, within two hours of waking up, your mood is good for the entire day!
Here is another favorite recipe:
ORANGE JULIUS SHAKE
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 Stevia Balance packet
1 cup water
15 gm orange pineapple whey protein
1 tbs chia seed
Blend all, then add one cup ice and blend again.
Fat 4 gm, Carbs 13 gm, Protein 27 gm
Enjoy both your breakfast and your good mood!