Where To Go When You’re Fed Up Of Protein Shakes

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The world and its dog seem to be using protein shakes at the moment, and there’s no surprise as to why: these cheap, easy to make concoctions are the perfect supplement for any diet, especially for people on intense training schedules.

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However, as necessary as these drinks are for many people, there comes a time when one more sip is unmanageable, and the thought of mixing up a new flask-full is a dreaded one. Luckily, for those reaching the end of their tether, there are alternatives available to give yourself a break.

The Old Fashioned Way

Find a good cookbook, and get started! There are many ingredients that you can accommodate in a high-protein diet, without having to life off eggs and chicken for three meals a day. Some are wonderfully inventive, such as mixing egg whites in with your morning oatmeal, and others are twists on culinary classics, such as omelettes, only made using the egg white.

You may find yourself having to adapt your diet if you choose to go back to eating solid protein, instead of drinking it. It’s important not to get a too high dose of protein, something which can easily happen if you’re eating morning, noon and night.

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Explore New Foods

It’s understandable that you’ll get bored of the standard chicken-egg-spinach recipes, so branch out and discover new ingredients to try out. Meats like duck and pork lend themselves to a host of brilliant recipes, and are high enough in protein to ensure that you’ll be consuming as much as you need to. Even foods like jerky are good for people looking to take in more protein!

Biscuits and Snacks

It’s not only milkshakes that have been revolutionised, and turned into a miracle muscle growing tool. Many suppliers create snacks like the high protein bar: perfect for people who need a boost, but don’t want to drink a shake concoction. These bars are nutritious, tasty and chocked full of protein, so you won’t be missing out on any goodness. They are also ideal as a snack substitute: if you’ve got cravings beginning to rear their heads, these tasty treats are fab for quenching them.

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Similarly, other snacks such as nuts are great to get hold of. They’re high in protein and extremely filling, so you won’t need to worry about getting hungry once you’ve had a few handfuls of these.

Don’t despair if you’ve had enough of protein shakes: sometimes all you need to do is take a step back and revert to other methods, before picking the powder back up again. Like with everything, you need to do it in moderation!

Author Bio: Anderson Lele writes on a variety of specialist and niche subjects such as health and food. He consistently researches news, views and innovation in his specialised field and presents his findings and thoughts with clarity and foresight.

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