A lot of you have been asking about proteins, what I drink post workouts, why whey hurts your stomach, what other options there are, what proteins helps build muscle and tone? Been there, so wanted to share a few of my favorites.
As an athlete, protein was always a crucial part of my training to help recover after heavy lifts or hill workouts but could never find the right protein that didn’t make my stomach feel like I had swallowed knives. Thank goodness for process of elimination, patience and a lot of lactaid, I found dairy was the majority (if not my entire) problem. I’ve been dairy free for almost 10 years now and discovered whey was hurting my stomach no matter how much or how little I added to my smoothies or yogurts. Whey is a milk-based protein that contains all essential amino acids and actually has some pros, but for me the cons trumped any and all pros. In large doses, whey protein can cause upset stomach and cause symptoms such as...
I don't like to impose my personal practices on anyone, but particularly with the New Year, I received a lot of questions about what I drink/eat each day. Let me be clear- what works for me, may not work for you. We are wired differently. We are balanced differently. We require and convert energy differently. Got it? Good.
For me, this "system" works for my work, social and health objectives. It has soothed my digestive system, boosted my energy and improved my gut health. It's been trial and error, and I suggest you make any changes slowly and really notice what does, or doesn't, work for you. And if anything I share can help you through the process- here goes:
Chug (yes chug) 24 ounces of (room temperature) water first thing.
Morning shot. I shift between aloe water and apple cider vinegar, tumeric with cayenne pepper, fresh ginger and spirulina...
I have struggled with gut health for over a decade but it wasn’t until until recent years that I understood it was the root of many of my physical and emotional struggles. I treated acne with skin product, anxiety with medication, poor digestion with a cabinet full of “fixes,” weight gain with yo-yo dieting/calorie counting and low energy with many large coffees. I was overweight, undernourished, exhausted and frustrated as heck. Any of that sound familiar to you? If so, it’s probably time to stop running in circles; wasting time and wasting money treating symptoms instead of addressing the underlying issue. Thing is, skin care, coffee, and health care companies don’t want you to stop treating the symptoms… cause they want your business. And they LOVE it when you run in circles.
Me? I don’t think circles are good for anyone. I want to keep you moving forward.
I began studying gut...