Today is a perfect opportunity to recommit to your health and nutrition program. If you need to simply things to get back on track, here´s our suggestion: get back to basics and do just two things that are essential – drink more water and have a breakfast protein shake every morning. How´s that for easy?
Two Easy Steps To An Energized, Leaner You
A long, healthy, energized life means a complete lifestyle approach. This includes combining 6 essential elements: pure water, energizing nutrition, effective exercise, essential supplementation, rest & relaxation, and listening to your body.
But hold it right there. You don´t have to focus on all of that at once. Instead, you can do two simple steps that will give you a strong foundation to grow into and to build upon when you´re ready.
STEP 1 – Drink enough pure water every day.
The importance of drinking enough water can´t be understated. It´s used by every cell in the body. The quality of your muscles, bones, organs and brain, as well as their biochemistry, their resistance to disease, how they function, and their longevity is dependent upon the amount and purity of the water you drink.
How much pure water do you need?
The amount of pure water you need is based on your body weight. You need at least half your body weight in ounces. For example, if weigh 150 pounds, you need at least 75 ounces of pure water a day.
Total Body Weight ÷ 2 = ____ oz of Water Per Day
Start by drinking one cup of pure water every hour that you´re awake. And be sure to keep pure water with you at all times.
Can´t get into it? Try herbal teas like green tea, chamomile, mint, Bengal spice, licorice, apple cinnamon, yerba mate, chai, earl grey, and other decaffeinated teas. Try sparkling waters or flavored waters (without sugar or artificial sweeteners). Try adding slices of fresh fruit or mint to your water.
STEP 2 – Drink a whey powder protein shake for breakfast every day.
Ultimately, you want every single meal you eat to be balanced and energizing with the right ratio of lean protein, unprocessed carbs and good fats (a fist-size of protein, a fist-size of carbs and a thumb-size of fats), but to keep it easy and do–able, a pure whey protein powder shake for breakfast is a fabulous place to start. The EnergyFirst protein shake has this optimum nutritional ratio and will give you a healthy fast metabolism and optimum absorption of nutrients (which is why it´s touted as the best meal around!).
Here´s how to make the shake.
Add to a blender and mix to desired smoothness for a 32-ounce shake:
- 1 1/2 cups of water, non-fat milk, soy milk, or almond milk
- 2 -3 scoops whey protein powder (lean protein)
- 1/2 cup organic fresh or frozen fruit (unprocessed carbs)
- 1 tablespoon omega oil or ground seeds (healthy fat)
- 1 scoop of green powder
- Optional essences and spices (vanilla, mint, cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger)
Here´s a tasty shake you can make with fruit that is in season: strawberries and mango.