Well, it’s been a vanilla week, but not in the usual way you’d hear that expression.
This week, I’ve been drinking vanilla bean flavoured high protein shakes to see if they have any positive impacts on my health, happiness, or anything else.
If you want to see how this experiment started, take a peek at day 1 of High Protein Shakes.
So, 7 days later, I’m at the point of stating my conclusions. However, if you missed my last discover, check out day 6 of high protein shakes.
High Protein Shakes Experiment Conclusions
While the conclusions on this experiment aren’t particularly profound, I’ve discovered quite a bit over the course of the last week.
Firstly, you need to mix this whey protein powder up REALLY well for it to taste half decent. If you manage that much though, it can actually grow on you.
Secondly, I hurt less in my recovery period after exercise when I was using the protein powder. I suppose that it’s possible I was just working less hard, but I don’t believe I was. Given the intensity of my exercise, and how long it had been since I had last gone to hot yoga, I would have been entirely within my rights to hurt like hell. I didn’t. Ergo, this is a pretty interesting discovery. I wish I had known this on my HIIT Training experiment!
Thirdly, if I drink the protein shake first thing in the morning and I don’t have any additional breakfast with it, I’m not hungry until lunch. This might explain why people drink protein shakes as part of weight loss regimes. It doesn’t reduce my cravings for food when I drink it in addition to my normal diet, but it seems like it CAN replace breakfast without any consequences for me.
A lot of small pieces of information that can be powerful. I’m still contemplating if next week will be a week of Tabatas Training, but if it is, you’ll see many of the things I learned this week brought into use!