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New To Protein Shakes


Are you new to protein drinks? My first and most important suggestion… Experiment! (If) the manufacturer has a pre-mixed version, I would always suggest trying the pre-mixed version first, since that’s (probably) going to be their best attempt at the flavor. If they don’t have a pre-mixed version, personally, I always try my shakes with water first, to give me a base to compare to. Then I’ll mix the shake with various milks until I find my favorite mix. Water or cashew milk tend to be (my) favorite mixers.
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Next, although Chike is my favorite protein powder, there (are) other powders out there. I must stress, try as many as you can, until you find (at least) 1 or 2 go-to’s for you. Personally, I like whey based powders with water, but my wife doesn’t like whey based powders at all – she prefers vegetable based protein powders (Vega) with cows milk as her mixer. So, we keep both in the house.
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Don’t think you must like what “everyone else” likes. You do you. Maybe you don’t like protein drinks at all – and that’s ok too.
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Are protein drinks (needed) to lose weight? Nope. Not 1 bit. I lost my first 30 or so lbs without even trying my first shake. For me, protein drinks are an awesome lower calorie way to get some tummy filling protein in my diet. Plus they are super quick to drink when in a hurry.

You Can’t Outrun Your Fork


You can’t outrun your fork. I hear that all the time and it’s so true. Sure, there might be. 000001% of people out there who work such physical jobs that they can eat “whatever they want” and not gain weight. But, for the rest of us, it’s much easier to try to make Leaner choices with our diets.
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The Butterfinger Blast from Sonic used to be a favorite of mine. Several times a week. So, I wondered how it compared to my run this morning… 7 miles doesn’t even fully burn off a large! Does that mean I can’t (ever) have a blast again? No. I just have to have them less often than I used to… Far less often ☺️… And probably go with a small (still 800 calories).
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Then, I was curious to see what one of Sonic’s top desserts might run… My 15 mile adventure this past Monday would (just barely) burn off a large Peanut Butter Fudge Shake.
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So yes, you (can) exercise your way to weight loss, but it’s much (easier)… I say that lightly because, it’s not all that easy still… To make Leaner choices with your fork 🍽.

Lean Choices Subway Edition


I remember seeing those commercials back in the day where (that guy) lost a bunch of weight eating sandwiches. And I thought, awesome, I like sandwiches, I can do that too… But, I didn’t know why or how he lost all that weight. More than likely, he wasn’t eating the 1200 calorie 12″ that I picked. Plus he probably didn’t have the 200 calorie chips and 200 calorie soda for a grand total of 1600 calories… In 1 sitting… For 1 meal…
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I’ve seen other comparison pics which list choices in red or green, as good or bad. I list calories all in 1 color because I now know, there are no “bad” choices. It really just depends how you manage your Calories throughout the day. I could still have that 1600 calorie meal… But that’s probably all I will eat that day. Instead, I now choose the 200 calorie salad and have other items to eat throughout the day as well.
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I listed the salad here as Chopped and without dressing because, when they mince those veggies, it ends up making its own natural dressing for me.

 

Blips Happen


A couple weeks ago we went to the lake and I relaxed on my intake – and I (knew) I would have an increase. But, I was ok with that. Mental breaks are needed now and then. But, I’m back in it and working my way down again now. Although I step on the scale throughout the week, I only log my Monday weigh-ins.

100lbs Lost Giveaway #2


 

Let’s kick off 100 lbs lost #giveaway #2. @celsiusofficial was the first drink I found, after 6 months of drinking only water, that made me break my “water only” rule… And I’m so glad I did! #celsius is so refreshing. I love to use it after my runs for a great #refuel, or when I just need a little clean and crisp #pickmeup The winner of this contest will receive all flavors shown here. Good luck! (rules below) #CELSIUSLiveFit
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1) Comment below. Don’t forget to share this with your friends!
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*Contest ends 11:59 PM Saturday July 22nd
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*Contest is valid in the 48 contiguous United States
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Originally posted on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWVUFy-lVMg/?taken-by=ericlivinglean

As mentioned previously, to celebrate my 100 lbs lost milestone, I’m going to host a giveaway for some of my favorite products that help me to Live Lean. So, let’s get this giveaway started! Of course I’m going to kick it off with Chike since they are one of the first products I found. The Chike team is a great group of people! Super helpful when you have questions. And, their products are so tasty! I haven’t met a Chike product I haven’t liked yet. So, to get your hands on everything you see pictured…
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1) Comment below for your chance to win. Of course, clicking a share button is always appreciated as well!
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*Contest ends 11:59 PM Saturday July 15th
*No purchase necessary
*Void where prohibited
*Contest is valid in the 48 contiguous United States
*By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age.