Stay Trim AND Eat the Foods You Love Plus Oatmeal with Whey Protein Isolate Recipe
September is here and many of us have begun swapping the bathing suits for sweaters and heavier clothes. Another passage of fall is becoming less motivated to keep up with the strict summer diet and welcome the return of comfort foods. If being healthy and staying trim is still your goal, we have some ways to help support your seasonal change without the pounds.
Not all carbohydrates are created equal – Learn which support weight management:
Many of us crave carbohydrates because what’s not to love about bread, pasta, oatmeal, rice, potatoes, cookies, chips, and even fruits?! Yet not all carbohydrates are created equal. There are many charts out there that can help you understand what foods can positively or negatively impact blood sugar levels, which can help or hinder weight management. As a rule of thumb, foods with a glycemic index lower than 50 allow us to maintain our blood sugar without causing spikes, thus helping us manage our weight.
When we crave those that don’t support weight management, there are tricks – Add protein to your meal or snack:
Sometimes we crave the foods that are not as healthy like pies, breads, and even oatmeal. These foods often maintain a higher glycemic index than 50. Oatmeal for instance is good on its own but added sugar for additional flavor can negate the positive effects of oatmeal and contribute to weight gain.
Ways to help reduce the impact of the higher glycemic index foods is to substitute protein in place of sugary additives or add protein to your meal or snack. The addition of the protein reduces the glycemic index to help balance the blood sugar spike, thus aiding in weight management.
Oatmeal with Protein Isolate Recipe
This yummy oatmeal breakfast recipe will boost your morning energy level with a filling, long lasting meal that doesn’t burn off quickly or cause blood sugar spikes. The added protein reduces the blood sugar impact of the oatmeal and can also help you stay fit.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup skim milk
- ½ cup berries (your choice, we like blueberries, raspberries & strawberries)
- ¼ tsp Cinnamon
- 1 scoop Precision Engineered vanilla whey protein isolate
- 1tsp honey (optional)
Combine the oats and milk in a large bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and then microwave for an additional minute. Mix in the berries, salt, cinnamon, and honey. Let the oatmeal cool slightly, and then stir in the protein powder. If the oatmeal is too hot, it can cause protein powder to become lumpy and sour.
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