Showing posts with label Diet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diet. Show all posts

Saturday

Review: MyProtein

MyProtein is one of the biggest global nutrition brands- honestly, they do everything in protein capacity including porridge, hot chocolate, rice, and even breadsticks! Upping your protein intake has never been easier. I recently tried some of their products and here are my thoughts. 

Impact Diet Whey - £19.49 for 1.45kg

I've tried a fair deal of protein shakes in my time, and this one is so far my favourite. The Impact Diet Whey is 212 calories per serving with 35g of protein, and 8.1 of carbs. As well as whey protein, the shake also includes fine oats- which is a great source of low GI carbohydrates. Low GI is important in attaining your fitness goals as it provides slow release energy to keep you fuller for longer because it's digested slowly and keeps your blood sugar levels stable.

The oats also make the shake ideal for breakfast before the gym. Green Tea Extract and ALCAR is also included to assist with fat loss. But don't worry if you're not a fan of green tea- you can't taste it! 

I tried the Vanilla Cookie flavour and it tastes so good and isn't too sweet. My advice would be to not to mix it with water- it doesn't taste very nice. I mix mine with Alpro's Coconut Milk and throw in a few ice cubes. I tend to have a shake for breakfast and it's honestly so filling- it keeps me full for a good few hours so I don't have to resort to snacking. I've tried some protein shakes that have made me feel a bit sick after, but thankfully I didn't experience this with MyProtein. 
I also recommend you purchase a shaker for £1.99 as the one from MyProtein is the best I've ever used. It's smaller than most shakers so it's more compact, and the lid screws on very tight so there's very little chance of leakage- especially when you shake it. It also comes with a spiral spring to reduce lumps in the mix, which is very handy and even with the oats, my shakes are lump-free. Plus- it's pink! 



Protein Porridge - £12.99 for 20 sachets 

What I love about MyProtein is that they offer samples of their products which you can purchase on their website. There's nothing more annoying that buying a huge 1kg bag of whey protein only to try it out and realise you don't like it. Trying out samples first saves you money, and allows you to give different flavours a go so you can choose which ones you like. 

I tried samples of the Protein Porridge in Strawberry and Chocolate, and they tasted really nice. It just tasted like normal porridge but flavoured. It was so filling that I could never actually finish a full sachet so I ended up having half at a time. The Protein Porridge contains over 13g of protein per serving and the oats are low GI. 

The strawberry one was a little too sweet with the Coconut Milk but the chocolate one was delicious.  I think the Unsweetened Almond Milk works better with the Strawberry flavour. I'll definitely be trying the Vanilla flavour soon.

You can check out MyProtein's wide range of products here: www.myprotein.com/home.dept



Have you tried MyProtein before? 

The NutriBullet | Why It's Amazing

The NutriBullet is something that most people have heard of, and almost every fitness fanatic swears by. I decided to bite the bullet (see what I've done there ;)!) and purchase the NutriBullet for myself back in January. 


This model of NutriBullet is priced at £99.99 which may seem a little pricey for a blender at first. I do love my post-gym, fruit, and breakfast smoothies so I knew that I needed a good new blender (my previous one was useless!), but I never imagined myself constantly banging on about NutriBullet and recommending it to my friends. The NutriBullet is truly special and I'm actually angry at myself that I didn't go in for the plunge earlier.

Sunday

Mini V Nutrition by Vicky Pattison | An Introduction

Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison had already taken the fitness industry by storm with the very successful launch of her 7 Day Slim DVD. But now she's determined to go further by launching an exciting nutritional range, called Mini V Nutrition.


The range consists of health and fitness supplements as well as protein shakes and snacks, and has proved to be incredibly popular so far. A few of the products have already sold out so it's safe to say that's Vicky's done amazingly well.

What's great about the range is that Vicky has experienced successful weight-loss herself (and now looks absolutely amazing!) so she knows exactly what women need in order to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her knowledge is evident in the concept of Mini V products, and I've actually given some of them a try!