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Whey Protein NOT Soy Protein Helps Weight Loss

Want to lose more weight — use whey protein or milk protein — not soy.  That's what a new study says — and article I found at WebMD suggests whey, or milk, protein may offer people who want to slim down a slight edge over soy.  And, frankly, most milk proteins taste better than soy.  That's just my opinion, and I am a soy-milk user.

WebMD -

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center randomly assigned 90 overweight and obese middle-aged adults to one of three groups. The first group was asked to add protein drinks made with whey to their normal diets, the second group drank protein drinks made with soy protein, and the third group drank carbohydrate drinks.

Study participants weren't told which group they had been assigned to.  All the drinks, which were drunk twice daily, at breakfast and dinner, had the same number of calories: 200. They also all had had 52 grams per packet, for a daily total of 104 grams of added protein or carbs.

Researchers tracked participants'physical activity levels, weights, waist sizes, lean and fat body mass, and blood levels of hormones related to hunger and metabolism.

They also had people keep records of the other foods they were eating. The researchers made sure participants were drinking the shakes during random urine tests for levels of a chemical tracer they had added to the powders.

Seventy-three people completed the study, which is published in the Journal of Nutrition.

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About Time Whey Protein Isolate

Shameless good deal post.

I love this stuff, not an ad.  I am passing along the message.

"We would like to thank all of our customers for their loyalty and wish you a Happy New Year! To show our appreciation we have decided to offer a special gift from us here at SDC Nutrition, Inc."

  • Enter promo code 'newyear' with any 2lb container purchase and you will receive 12 assorted Fill Shake n Go bottles for FREE with your order.
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Beachbody Shakeology – Part 1

Picture 66I have to talk about it.  I have been approached SIX DIFFERENT TIMES this week about "Shakeology."

On my Facebook page, on Obesity Help, in replies to comments and personal message, and on my blog.  What is up with this surge?  I have not seen this product on TV or advertised online?  (Then again, I don't watch much TV, but I am an avid consumer of all things health-related online.)

It started with an email:

 "Hey check this out, what do you think about the nutrition of this drink?"  

Um, okay?  That was my reaction.  I really did think, well, okay?   Updated – the woman who sent me the link, told me later that she thought I might consider selling the product.

My first impression: It looked like a lower-protein drink with too many carbs for a WLS post op, and a BOAT load of ingredients that you don't normally see in a "meal replacement shake."  

Some of them, intrigued me, I could use a ACAI berry right upside my head right about now.  Perfectly honest reaction – I thought nothing of it!  I did not look further, at the price, or where it came from, mostly because the carbs were higher than I'd particularly choose for this blog —

Then, "OMG!  THIS CHANGED MY LIIIIIIIIIIIFE!"  

 And, "Look at my results!"  

Also, the Jaime Lee Curtis reaction is entirely too prevalent online –

"I am pooping for the first time in my life."

I tried to research Shakeology, or at least made a valiant effort!  

Do you know how hard it is to find information about this product?  

There are very few reviews from folks are not actively promoting the product and selling it. Beachbody coaches make $29.75 on each bag of Shakeology sold to the customer.  Super, but I am looking for consumer reviews — I can't find any from ANYONE who IS NOT CURRENTLY SELLING THE PRODUCT or LOOKING TO GET PERSONS IN THEIR DOWNLINE.

What is Shakeology?  It's a Very Expensive Meal Replacement Shake. 

I don't have anything to say about the product in a review capacity because I haven't tried it.

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One shake a day, for thirty days = $119.00.   =:o

I suppose if I were using the product and magically losing weight and feeling amazing I would share with you "HOW IT CHANGED MY LIIIIIIIIFE!!!" too, but… I am not sure you'd ever believe me if I joined a MLM.  (I have.  Hi Shaklee Lady!  I lasted, a month.  I also made zero money.  Not motivating.)  

Anyone out there TRY Shakeology and not selling it?  Please let me know!  

  • http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/general-diet-plans-questions/169876-shakeology-anyone-2.html

 UPDATE – I got samples, and signed up to sell it.  *down goes the first shake!*

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Chike Meal Replacement Protein Powder

Chike. 
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First I opened up one 1/2 serving sample pack of the Very Vanilla flavor. 

It smelled, very, vanilla.   (Wow.  I am so wordy, yeah?)

The directions stated to mix with four ounces of water and shake.  I couldn't find my shaker cup, so I used my blender.  I dumped the protein powder in the blender with exactly four ounces of water and blended.  The resulting drink was quite thick and creamy.
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You can see how thick the shake was just with water:
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I drank the 1/2 serving shake on it's own first, it was creamy vanilla, and there was hardly any "protein taste."  My first impression was a light ice cream.  This powder required NO additional flavoring or "doctoring up," which is what I do to many powders that have a distinct protein aftertaste. 

When it was gone, I realized I wanted a full serving, and I might as well make this a MEAL.  Chike is a Meal Replacement.  I took another sample bag, and decided to go for a big shake.  I added another 1/2 serving to the blender, with ice, eight ounces of water and four frozen strawberries. 
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Blended, and poured it into my cup, making a huge mess.  The baby came in and demanded "somah dat in my cup?"  We shared.
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Mixed like this with NO additional milk or sweeteners, it was AMAZINGLY simple and good.  Sure, I could have just made the "Strawberry" flavor, but I wanted a big shake with ice, it's just my preference.  It's long gone now, the baby drank a sippy cup of "Mama's Ice Ceem"  and I finished mine.  There is no aftertaste or weird mouth-feel.

Nutrition can be found at Chike's website, and here's a blurry screen shot of the PDF:
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You could use one, two or three scoops depending on your needs.  I just had two in total, for 28 grams of protein.  Chike does contain carbs and sugar.  1.5 grams per scoop.  I have a sneaking suspicion THAT IS WHY IT TASTES SO GOOD.  Other proteins have sugar too, it's not like this is the only one, however, if you're on super low carb diet, this could potentially add up.  Hardly, though, if you're using it as a total meal replacement.  I am unlikely to follow-through with protein drinks unless they taste good enough to forgo other things, you know?  I like many, I love FEW.  The ones I end up loving – have carbs.  (OR CAFFEINE, just saying.)