How eating less and doing cardio doesn't work.
I started working out in my late twenties which consisted of hitting the gym and jumping on the treadmill. The weight section totally intimidated me, all I knew how to do was run.
I would finally pick up weights when I met my hubby (co-founder) Mclain in 2012. He taught me how to lift and I slowly started to pull back on the cardio in my mid 30's. However I was still getting nowhere in terms of body composition.
Welcome to my 40's when everything seemed to change. The quick 3 day juice fast no longer worked and although I'd been lifting weights for 5 years you would never know. (see photo above) This is when I learned how to track my macros and realized I was barely consuming 70g of protein (super common for women.) I was also only eating maybe 800-1000 calories in food but adding on my nightly two glasses of wine. Once I started tracking my macros I increased my calories to 1200 and finally hit 70g of protein, which frankly now I know is starvation. Over the last 5 years I've steadily increased my calories to nearly 1800 (I'm only 5 feet tall) and at one point 150g of protein. I continued to prioritize lifting weights and pulled back on cardio even more, completely eliminating it in 2021 when stress was at an all-time high and my hormones were taking a hit. (we all know what was happening in 2021)
Today I sit around 1700 calories, 125g of protein, walk daily, lift 3 days a week and do one 20 minute HIIT workout only if it fits in my schedule. I'm finally prioritizing strength vs skinny and shape vs clothing size. Without a sufficient amount of protein you'll never see the muscle you're working so hard to create in the gym. Mclain and I have over 30 combined years experienced in the fitness industry and have coached hundreds of people. If you're unsure how much protein you should eat, email us and we're happy to have a mini consult.
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This is the best cocoa ever, just the right sweetness and it has the added protein bonus. Delicious with a slice of double chocolate brownie!
I’ve never like any of those products that contain proteins because they taste like powder. I juste discovered that brand and my oh my IT IS DELICIOUS!! it actually taste chocolate chips cookies! It is sweet enough, tender AND crunchy. A real pleasure to eat.
I’m not a big fan of pancakes, but my husband and 6 year old are so we tried these out. These are so delicious and have the perfect amount of sweetness to them that even I am now wanting to eat them! I love that I can get a good amount of protein for breakfast in with these. When our son tried it, he ate 4 of them in one sitting! Can’t wait to try more of your products!
I always make the supercharged single serving hack when making my pancakes and these, these are beyond delicious! I'm now using them to recover postpartum and they have the perfect amount of chocolate chips and chocolatey goodness in there without being too sweet. These have quickly become my fave pancake mix.
These are sooooo delicious. Definitely will be a repeat purchase!
Love all the possible options with the muffins. Every time is a different kind and never disappoints. Thank you for all the ideas :)
My go to before my workout! I love a sweet breakfast, and this does the trick without all the sugar!
A healthy alternative for a nighttime treat, love it!
I love these! I’m not even the biggest fan of the flavour in general but I made them exactly as suggested and OMG… these are so good I started eating before I was done cooking them lol!
Two of my favourite products. I make the brownie for dessert often when we have friends around for dinner and it is always a winner.
My decadent treat - a mug of hot protein cocoa and a slice of brownie - heaven
Vanilla protein pudding is such a sweet indulgence without the guilt!! It's a fantastic after dinner treat!! I can't get enough!
I've bought the vanilla pudding twice now and I eat it all right away in single servings...one after another...til the package is gone haha. It's so good, the best pudding ever! I prefer it over the chocolate pudding.
I bought this mix a couple weeks back and finally tried it lastnight (note - that was the longest anything HelloAmino has lasted in this household..usually when I buy stuff I eat it all right away haha) I bake banana bread often but this was so much better than any banana bread I've ever had! It smelled amazing when it was baking, I took it out when it was finished and could hardly wait til it was fully cooled to try it. My boyfriend and I absolutely loved it! So soft, tasty, just perfect!!!
The banana bread is so delicious!! Baked it up and had to have a piece once it had cooled a little. My kiddos gobbled this piece as well!! Amazing product!!
Eat them plain, or add some blueberries. Top with yogurt or cottage cheese and chicken sausage, and I have nearly 50g of protein for breakfast! I never ate pancakes before HelloAmino!
The Banana loaf was delicious! And with xtra protein why not!