I've been battling with my weight for the past year now, actually it's been since I started university back in September last year that I had noticed a significant change in my weight. Due to the stress that has welcomed my life back then, I had actually lost just under a stone, but once I turned to food for comfort and oops here comes a brand new stone and a half. I haven't been this weight since I was 15 and I've always had problems accepting my figure. I was a size 10-12 back then, causing me to lose a lot of weight and being a size 6-8 until now which has brought me back to being a full size 10.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think I'm big/fat and I certainly do not think that a size 10 is big, however I feel tired and not like myself now that I eat more etc. I have recently been working out a LOT which is making me feel amazing every day for doing so. I feel tired and the pain I feel the following day is horrendous but it's sooo worth it because I feel much more energised and overall better about myself.
My goal is to lose 2 stone before I get back to uni this September. I know it's an unrealistic goal and it will take a lot of hard work to reach my goal but I'm feeling determined!
I have recently purchased some products from MyProtein.com and I am beyond impressed with their protein shakes. I bought the Strawberry Shortcake weight loss shake which I try to drink at least once a day as a meal replacement. I usually drink it in the morning instead of having breakfast as I always skip it! I know it's really bad and that I should always have something to eat first thing in the morning, but I always feel sick in the morning and find it hard to keep food down too :(
I usually put one scoop of the mix in a blender and add some fruit - usually a banana and a handful of berries for taste, and also half a teaspoon of the green tea extract which is equivalent to 8 cups of green tea! I then add half a cup of whole milk and half a cup of water making the shake thicker and tastier. You can also add some chia seeds which I've heard many good things about them but am yet to try them out myself.
This is definitely the best protein shake I've had! I've tried several ones before, all different flavours but this one, especially with fresh fruit, tastes amazing. I would highly recommend it to those who like fruity flavours and want something sweet as well as healthy in their shake.
Moving onto the green tea extract, I think this is a fantastic invention and wish I got my hands on it sooner. We all know how good green tea is for us, it makes us feel more energised, increases our metabolism and many, many more benefits! I think you can also add this to your regular drinks like orange juice or even to food like yogurt. I, however will be sticking to adding it to shakes as then you can't taste the powder.
When I was buying those products I used a voucher which gave me a 50% discount on all weight loss/gain products. So I also added some pills to my basket to see whether they'd help at all. I went for the White Kidney Bean Extract and CLA which are both meant to help with losing weight.
I can't say that I've noticed a difference since taking them, however they do make me burp a lot throughout the day with a slightly weird after taste. Gross, I know but I had to warn you! I might start taking them without exercise and protein shakes to see if they actually do anything to my body.
Have you tried any products from MyProtein.com?
Lots of love,