I feel I’ve overloaded you all already with a million pictures of myself and way too much talk about this past weekend at the Runner’s World Half Marathon and Festival. My 5K and 10K race recap is here in case you missed it. I still have the half marathon to recap, but thought I’d take a break to talk food.
Oh and I figured you’ve been missing Kitty lately too.
Ha ha. Look, he’s sitting on someone’s face this morning.
Taught a spin class after showing up at the gym looking like this.
Yeah, definitely out to impress.
Ran a few miles on the treadmill after my spin class while catching up with Kelly and Michael and The View ladies.
The boys suckered me into a Starbucks stop on the way home since it had been awhile.
Don’t mind me, just trying to get a picture with my Americano and my Mizuno Inspire shoe.
Okay, let’s talk protein snacks.
Personally, I’m a volume eater (obviously), but if I don’t add any protein into my snacks or meals I find that I’m hungry very shortly after. It can be frustrating, so I try to always make sure I incorporate a good amount of protein into whatever it is I’m eating. Sometimes it’s harder than others though. You can only eat so much protein from egg white jugs in a day. Ha.
Always at the top of the list in articles talking about staying full longer is the advice to incorporate high protein, high fiber foods. The Protein Effect does just that by focusing on the winning combination of protein and fiber.
Basically, high protein foods slow the movement of food from your stomach to your intestine which in turn keeps you feeling fuller longer. Fiber from whole grains contributes to a feeling of fullness.
I recently got this fun variety pack from Special K with a sample of some of their protein products.
Obviously I had to dig in to the samples right away.
I’m usually not a cereal gal because I’ve been known to eat an entire box on my own, but the stats with this Protein Plus cereal were pretty impressive.
It was pretty tasty and I feel like it had just the right amount of sweetness.
I might have to try it as a creamy dreamy ice cream topping.
You know what I already used as low calorie ice cream topping though?
Yep, one of these bars.
I was going for the whole “candy bar tasting topping”, but loved that it added a little fiber and protein.
I went with the chocolatey chip protein meal bar.
And, um, yes, it was definitely one of my better ideas.
You better believe it will be happening again soon. I will take a 170 calorie bar with 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber as an ice cream topping any day over some candy. (You can see the actual nutritional information here.) It actually tasted very similar to a candy bar.
I also got into one of the protein drinks to use as a little creamer with my chai tea the other night.
That was a pretty good idea too.
I don’t know why I can never just sample things on their own. I have some problems I guess.
Speaking of problems, it’s time to figure out what squash I’m going to roast today. Hmmmmm…….
Have a great day friends!
Questions for you:
Do you have any tips or tricks to outsmart hunger?
Are you a cereal eater?
*FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions (and random ways to sample the products) are my own.