Liked the info on needing more calories to lose more weight...I know it's hard to believe but it's true...I was down to 1100-1200 cals (Not low for most) but I was working out twice as hard ususal a 2hr cardio session with a 40-80 min strength training sessions - and gaining weight!!! Yes - Gaining weight!!! (and no it wasn't muscle)
I would agree with most, stay away from the unhealthy fat and empty calories. Stick with the "MUFA's" (nuts, seeds, avacado, olives & olive oil, omega 3's...) & complex carbs.
I didn't see protein shakes - that's a nutritional beverage. The new Whey protein powders (mixed with skim milk & a shot of flaxseed oil) has really helped me - one of those after an awesome workout, hits the spot and gets my calories, protein & (healthy) fats up!!! And I don't even use a mixer...I just stir and then shake...tastes like a thick milk shake!!!
Good Luck to all - Keep it positive and positive things will happen!!!
- 2/7/2009 1:38:57 PM