My diet kinda sucks. I'd rather sweat like a sinner in church at the gym than deny myself chocolate cake. #dontjudgeme So lately, I've been focusing on getting more good stuff into my body in hopes of being too full to eat the bad stuff; starting with breakfast. Studies have shown that protein-rich breakfasts can help regulate your appetite all day. Exactly what this sweet toothed chica needs! Today, I'm linking up with the awesome Ebony of Longing4Length, fiercely fabulous Britt of One&20, and stunning Nadege of RelaxedHairHealth to share favorite breakfast protein powered smoothie.
After fasting all night, your body is running on fumes. High protein foods take longer to digest, you feel full sooner and for longer periods of time.
Why Greek yogurt?
Not all proteins have enough of the right stuff to build lean muscle, but low-fat dairy like Greek yogurt is loaded with protein and skimpy on fat.
Why Flax seed?
Fiber, fiber, fiber! Most women don't get enough to begin with---plus it keeps you feeling full longer. Just be careful not to eat too much. Think bloating. Gross!
High protein foods are definitely higher in calories, but they'll help you gain more muscle. It's still a win/win in my book. Plus, let's not forget that our hair is made almost entirely of protein. Cheers to swapping chocolate cake for a protein shake!
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