Forever 7 Day Shake Challenge – Day 3

Things have been going okay! The only struggle I seem to be having is finding the time to write a post every day… Busy, busy times.

I’m certainly enjoying my protein shakes for breakfast. It’s so quick, easy and sweet which is exactly what I need and crave in the morning. I can see myself having more protein shakes for breakfast in future, even after this challenge is complete.

As the day goes on and as I begin to crave warmer, more savoury foods, it gets much harder.

I am also beginning to feel a little frustrated because my current weight just doesn’t seem to want to budge. I think I hoped that suddenly I’d shed the pounds going into this challenge but that hasn’t happened yet. Mind you, it probably takes more than 3 days before you see a result! I need to be more patient…

Despite not currently seeing a difference in my weight, I certainly feel a difference. I am again, much less bloated and way more energetic.

The Forever protein powder is great and comes in a range of flavours. There are also lots of recipes that I have yet to try. For those of you not familiar with the Forever brand, it’s certainly worth checking out! They offer a wide range of good quality health products and I’d certainly recommend them. If you’re interested in finding out more, get in touch and I’ll direct you to a friend of mine who is a Forever product representative.

I’ll keep plugging away and we will see how things go! If nothing else happens, this challenge has certainly changed my perspectives on protein shakes for the better.

Forever 7 Day Shake Challenge – Day 1

Today I started a seven day shake challenge and I’m going to write a daily post about it.

Here’s what the challenge involves:

-Two of my main meals a day will be replaced with a Forever Lite Ultra protein shake and the third will consist of a high protein/low-carb meal.

-Each shake contains 50% of my required daily vitamins and nutrients and act as meal replacements.

-I also get free foods (all fruit and veg) which I can snack on throughout the day.

Day one was a success. I had very little time this morning to come up with anything inventive so I quickly blended some vanilla Forever Lite Ultra powder with 300ml of coconut milk and ran out the door.

When I finally arrived at my first university class I was able to sip away at the protein drink. It was still cold and well blended but I was sure to give it another good shake, just to be sure. It’s been a while since I’ve had one of these so I was pleasantly surprised when I remembered that it tastes just like a milkshake!

I was certainly slightly skeptical that the one shake would keep me satisfied until lunchtime; however,  my stomach didn’t rumble once. In fact, I felt quite energetic despite missing my usual morning coffee and didn’t think about food during the rest of my classes.

Because I didn’t want to carry around a second shake with me all day, I opted for an avocado and goats cheese salad for lunch instead. Normally, I would choose something quite high in carbs, especially on such a cold and busy Monday, but I was still feeling quite satisfied from the morning protein shake.

Apart from lunch, I had an apple (one of my free foods) in the afternoon to keep me going until dinner.

I didn’t get home until about 7pm this evening and I’ll be honest, I was feeling pretty tired and was craving something warm, savoury and comforting. So I’ll admit, the thought of drinking a sweet, cold protein shake was a little off-putting. For that reason, I whipped up a half-portion of spiralised butternut squash and corgetti to make myself feel better without feeling guilty; then I had the protein shake as “dessert”. I was perfectly happy after that!

At the end of day one, I feel very positive. Looking back, I think it might make more sense to have the shakes for breakfast and lunch, allowing me to enjoy a warm meal in the evening, because that just seems to be what my body wants/needs. On a whole however, I’m certainly surprised at how satisfied I felt after drinking the shakes and how easy it has actually been today. Because I’m not much of a morning person, whipping up a quick protein shake also keeps things simple and easy – hardly any fuss and no real need for me to get up any earlier than usual! Bonus!