Goals for January 2 through March 31
1) Stop eating whey protein
2) Avoid all snacking between meals & after dinner
3) Get most of my fat from food (limit the added fats)
4) Basically return to the < 30 net carb, high fiber diet I was doing in 2016.
5) Eat less at dinnertime (Starting February 1)
Met all goals: 55 days
Off Target: 5 days
Tuesday I was OP with my food. I didn't log, but portions at each meal were on point. I plan to log food today.
My daily step count is on the rise (15K yesterday) and I did my weight lifting at the Y without my gym buddy Kelsey. She had a mandatory business dinner to attend after work. That kind of sucks for her, but I was rather proud of myself to sticking with my gym regimen in her absence. She won't be home forever, so I will need to find the will to keep doing what I need to do when I'm flying solo.
Originally Posted by Kristine
, sympathy: I would cry if I thought I had to give up dairy.
, did you ever get around to trying pea protein? What did you think? I got a little bit at our bulk store to try. It smells a little weird, almost like baby formula. I put some in my chaffles, replacing half the whey, and they tasted about the same as usual, so it gets a
For my last 30 days I too will be cutting the cheese. I'm looking to increase my daily consumption of body fat and to do that I need to eat less fat. Much of my dietary fat is coming from dairy and I tend to be too liberal with my daily cheese intake. So dialing back the cheese will surely help move the needle on the scale. I will miss my brie, though. I've grown rather fond of that moldy cheese.
I do need to keep my protein up to support my strength training. I will likely sub in more lean meats for some of that cheese that I won't be eating. I'm still avoiding whey protein for its insulinogenic effect, but I did recently buy some pea protein on Amazon to try out. A 2 tbsp serving provides 16g of protein for less than 2 carbs. It is supposed to be great for muscle building and less insulinogenic than whey protein isolate.
I've used the pea protein several times over the past few weeks. My thoughts...
The flavor is definitively less appealing than whey protein powder. IMO whey actually adds to the flavor of a protein shake. When I make my typical protein shake (SF almond milk, protein powder, cocoa, PB powder, chia seeds, SF sweetener and a dash of HWC) the whey protein version is yummy - while the pea protein version is drinkable, but that's about it.
When I add 2 tablespoons of pea protein to one of my seed & nut flour based mug muffins the weird flavor of the pea protein is masked much better. LC mug muffins have have been a regular part of my diet for years - mainly for the fiber provided. They taste better when i add more fat, though, and that too has been part of my problem with weight creep. So now I'm tweaking my recipes a bit to make them higher in protein and lower in fat. This is likely how I will be consuming my pea protein going forward.
I'll have to trust the science in so far as pea protein's support for my muscle building plans. There is no good way to know how much of an effect the pea protein will have on my progress.