I have learned recently that most adults do not get enough protein in their diets. It has been shown that especially as we grow older, we tend to choose foods that are lighter and easier to digest than proteins. It is recommended, though, that women consume 50 to 75 grams of protein daily, and even more for men.
Protein is needed to maintain many of the systems of our body's function and is important to our overall health and wellbeing.
The Atkins Protein Shake is a really delicious way of adding 15 grams of protein without adding too many calories or carbohydrates. With 150 calories and only 2 carbs, this shake is a perfect mid-morning meal replacement for those on a busy schedule. The protein in the shake will keep you on an even keel until lunch time so that you won't feel half starved by the time you get to eat a real meal. This helps you to manage your appetite and keep your eating under control.
I drink mine over ice at work and find that I totally look forward to that little pick-me-up. It's not too sweet and the 11 fluid ounces seems to be the perfect amount. It comes in several flavors; my favorite is Vanilla.
Whether you are on a weight loss program or are simply maintaining your weight, you should try this little protein boost and see if it doesn't help you to easily and efficiently raise your protein intake to a healthier level.