What You Need to Know About the Protein Shake Diet

Get the facts on this popular eating plan.

What You Need to Know About the Protein Shake Diet

As part of our Great Diet Showdown, we are taking a closer look at some of today’s most popular eating plans with the help of Maya Feller, RD. If you have heard about the protein shake diet and are wondering what it entails, what you can eat, and what you can expect, consider this your ultimate starter guide.

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What to Eliminate

On the protein shake diet, you should avoid added sugars, salt, saturated fats, trans fats, heavily processed foods, deli meats, salted and cured meats, sugar substitutes, cookies, candy, and soda.

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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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