Drink A High Protein Shake
Yesterday I had one of those moments when I knew that I had to eat something fast. It needed to have some significant protein power because it was a couple of hours after breakfast. So I decided to drink a high protein shake.
I have to eat every two and one half hours right now to keep my blood sugar in check. This is just something that your learn along the way – never let your blood sugar get too far down! By eating every two and one half hours, my blood sugar never gets too low (unless I didn’t eat enough protein and fats in my previous meal). I kind of look at it as an in between meal; I drink a high protein shake if need be.
I decided to drink a high protein shake because the protein is a good source for a quick meal. You can jazz these shakes up as much as you want to (within reason – no ice-cream). There is very little, if any, sugar in this powder. They use stevia for sweetening. And the flavors for this particular brand of protein drinks are all great.
Of course, the protein powder that I purchase isn’t just any protein powder that you buy off of the supermarket shelf. I order mine online from a company called BioTrust.
And so two hours after my breakfast, I’m thinking about what kind of protein shake I want. I usually throw it all in the blender with about 6 ice cubes, frozen raspberries or other frozen fruit and I always add frozen mango, some plain greek yogurt, most times I use chocolate baking powder (non-sweetened) and almond milk. It is so delicious. You can make them any way you want, depends on what you like.
But if I’m in a hurry, it’s eight ounces of almond milk and two scoops of protein powder; the mocha or the mango are about the best; if I’m drinking it plain. In a pinch I drink a high protein shake plain.
The trick is to train our blood sugar to balance out; to remain stable throughout the day. This comes after working at it for some time. Soon I will move my meals apart and eat every three hours; or I will try to. I
never know, I may never be able to move my meal time.
This is one of the main reasons that I purchase four separate containers of BioTrust protein powder per month. I know that I must eat something every two and one half hours. In case of emergency, I can drink a high protein shake plain or all dressed up with lots of ingredients.
Some people can eat less often, some people have to eat more often. Most days I am having at least three of these protein drinks; thus my reason for different flavors and different ingredients.
I learned about BioTrust a couple of years ago while I was researching protein powders online for myself. When I found that they have a huge laboratory and factory, a doctor, who works along side their nutritionists, as well as scientists, I was extremely happy with what I had found. Every one all rolled into the same company was exactly what I wanted.
They are working for the greater good of those of us who are striving diligently to be more healthy by eating cleaner foods. BioTrust also is a major contributor to several charities that make a huge difference in the world of hungry people and this is another of my many reasons for using BioTrust products; a percentage of every dollar that I spend there goes to a charitable contribution.
I will not buy my protein powder at the local drug store, or Walmart, or even GNC anymore. I used to but if there is one thing I cannot stand for in a company, it is their inability to be transparent. That’s as far as I will explain things. If you want to know more, you have to do more, so set yourself up for some investigation.
I have found that the prices on all protein powders that I investigated were all pretty comparable. The one thing I did expect however, was the price to be a bit higher for the powder that was put together with loving care. I have to say that the nice thing about BioTrust, is they offer a price break when ordering more than one container. The more containers you order, the less you pay per container.
Joel Marion, CISSN, NSCA-CPT, is a co-founder at BioTrust. Because of his dedication, BioTrust has helped literally millions of people world-wide to remove their body fat, to gain muscle, and seriously improve their lives.
Josh Bezoni is a nutritionist at BioTrust. He is their fitness and supplement expert, a best-selling author about body transformation, and a philanthropist. He has appeared on many major TV networks, and is promoting his “Belly-Fat-Free” lifestyle and weight loss tips. Instead of attending medical school, he decided that his real goal was to be able to help people, BEFORE they became sick.
It wasn’t until I had attended many of the online forums available at BioTrust and after reading and listening to hundreds of those people talk about the high quality of the protein powder and other supplements, that I ordered just the protein powder at first. (I’m a skeptic, remember?)
When the first box came, I could barely contain my excitement. I’ve never gone anywhere else for protein powder and supplements since that time.
I had tried various other protein powders including Dr. Mercola’s. He sells supplements online too. I have also purchased supplements from Dr. Leonard’s supply order catalog and even expensive supplements from Dr. Gundry who is a well known heart surgeon. I have even tried Primal Health, but there just simply was no comparison. And yes, I have even tried those on the supermarket shelves including GNC and Costco.
We diabetics now must work extraordinarily hard to undo damage that we have done to our bodies over the past (however many years old we are subtracting that first year of life) number of years; in my case 57 years.
So instead of trying to heal yourselves overnight, lickety-split like I did, it is okay to take one step at a time, take it slowly, and you will get there. I tried to move everything along too fast, and ended up in the hospital with pneumonia for three days.
It’s one of the side effects of diabetes; we can get sick more easily. I hadn’tbeen sick, really sick in years. Well, except for the fact that I lost my gall-bladder in 2014, two years after my mother passed. So I don’t know that I can tie it to this disease of diabetes. But I was pre-diabetic for a long time; about ten years so it is possible that the diabetes pushed my gall-bladder over the edge.
So the slower you move, the more permanent the steps you take will be, which is a good thing. Except for the most important step right up front to cut out all sugar, everything else can go a bit slower. Cutting out all sugar is the number one priority up front. And even that took me quite some time as I was pretty addicted to it.
By the way, BioTrust has formulated specific supplements to help target specific areas of our bodies, or the specific thing of ourselves, that we are trying to change or just supplement to help our bodies, and especially those of us who are diabetic. I will get to those later and share what I know about them with you.
As you can see from the protein powder’s product labels below, BioTrust takes care to use the best ingredients in their powders. I hope that you can read these labels.
So I’m happy you came back today to read some of the things that I am beginning to share about my personal self and daily life. It can be a real struggle out here; if you have any questions, please make sure to leave them below! Comments too…keep them coming, please.