This low carb recipe post was sponsored by Atkins to help raise public heath awareness in the U.S. #NutritionMatters
I have been overweight all of my life. You can see the difference in my school pictures year to year. I really started gaining more weight around 3rd grade. I was active, involved in sports and cheerleading all through high school. But that didn’t stop the weight from adding up.
I can’t really pin point what might have caused the weight gain in my childhood. My mom always made home cooked good, healthy meals. Now as an adult, I can’t say that I’ve always made the right food choices. I let our fast paced, busy lives dictate a different way of eating.
It’s just easier to go through the drive through than to cook a healthy meal. That needs to change in our family. It needs to change for me.
I have been on an incredible weight loss journey this past year. So far I’m down 92 lbs!!! I feel amazing!
However, I always have the fear that I’ll gain it back. I’ve made some lifestyle and diet changes that will help me keep the weight off. I try to always stick to high protein, low carb diet. It’s what has worked for me!
I love the ease and convenience of protein shakes. When I’m in a rush, I can quickly make a shake, grab and go! And I’m still choosing a high protein, low carb option. Take a look at one of my FAVORITE protein shakes that I have almost daily – Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe
I use Evolv shakes for all of my protein shake recipes. You can use another meal replacement shake but be sure to check the carb and sugar count. Remember you’re looking for low carb.
2 Scoops Evolv Chocolate Shake
1 Cup ice
1 Cup Almond Milk
1-2 tsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
Blend and enjoy! Tastes so much like a peanut butter cup!!
I know that I’m not alone in my struggle with obesity.
In the past 30 years, adult obesity weights have doubled!! Yes, doubled and they are projected to rise to 50% by 2030. Recently, JAMA released a report estimating that at least 50% of Americans today have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Recommendations that the U.S. Government has been making for 30 years, including eating low-fat, are now being refuted – and, these same recommendations has led to the increase in consumption of starches, sugars and carbohydrates.
It’s so confusing to know what’s best to eat when we’ve heard “low fat, low fat, low fat” for so long. Now they are re-thinking that.
Robust, clinical studies show us that eating more sugar and starches puts people at risk for weight gain and nutrition-related health issues, such as diabetes. However this science is not acknowledged in the recommendations.
There is definitely a crisis in the United States. If you’d like to learn more or be a part of the change, sign the Change.org petition advocating that the U.S. Dietary Guidelines take into consideration quality, scientific data to help combat obesity in America.
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