Self-Taught Cook. Fitness Enthusiast. Frugal Gal. Loves Her Family.
In the March 2015 issue of Fitness magazine, on page 85, in an article by Nicole Yorio Jurick, it is stated that most women consume too much protein at dinner and not enough at breakfast and lunch. We need to spread out our protein in order to feel full and energized.
The article goes on to say the nutrient from real food is best, protein powder is an easy and healthy way to boost your daily intake. Whey, soy and pea is discussed.
One finds that getting protein from food is more filling and satisfying. I completely disagree about whey, soy and pea as have tried all three. After consuming, one still felt hungry, weak and unsatisfied. However, you may beg to differ.
Then, beginning on page 91, in an article by Laura Beil, the article goes on to discuss how the bacteria in your gut may be the secret to a sexy stomach. The following is a list of four simple steps to start today to help keep your intestinal bacteria robust.
1. Eat more fiber! Eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains. Bananas and whole wheat breakfast cereals are great!
2. Snack smarter! Instead of grabbing a cookie, reach for an apple or a handful of nuts (nuts tending to be a little expensive as opposed to apples).
3. Pick probiotic foods! Yogurt is the probiotic star. Yogurt is most strongly correlated with weight loss. Choose plain Greek yogurt.
4. Move your body! Exercisers with a normal BMI have more diverse microbes than exercisers with a high BMI.
All in all, what the articles suggest is expensive...atleast here in the United States. Protein powder and Greek yogurt are expensive. To cut corners, get your protein from food and save/use coupons for Greek yogurt especially when on sale.