Day 9 of the 3 week weight loss course. The first 3 months of my weight loss journey, I committed to substituting one meal (sometimes 2) a day with a meal replacement shake. It was cheap and easy for me to stick with. I rotated meals each day, one day I’d have a shake for breakfast, the next lunch, and the next dinner.
A good meal replacement shake should be high in protein and fiber to fill you up and suppress your appetite. You can purchase meal replacement shakes or you can follow meal replacement recipes. My favorite meal replacement shake recipe is Banana strawberry.
1/2 cup of fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 cup of skim milk
1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla)
3 strawberries, cut up
Put all ingredients in a blender and add ice. More ice = thicker shake. I like to start out with a small amount of ice and add more until I get to my desired thickness.
Add a different fruit everyday for different flavors and variety. Try a spoonful of peanut butter in the recipe or some chocolate flavored whey protein for a chocolate shake!
After the 3 week weight loss course, I’ll be adding more recipes for meal replacement shakes.
Your assignment: Try a meal replacement shake, whether you make your own or decide to buy some.
Check back tomorrow for calorie counting!