The biggest thing to have hit the fast-casual market since the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich craze has been The Impossible Whopper. As Americans continue to look at alternatives to animal meat, the fast-causal environment is looking to cash in as well. Vegans are one of the fastest growing sub-cultures in the U.S.
I was at the gym a few months ago, and one of the guys at the gym comes up to me and is asking me about Nirvana Life Nutrition’s PR Protein, so I begin to give him my usual elevator pitch on the benefits on Pr. Once I say “Its plant-based” he cuts me off, and tells me, that he his old school, still eats meat and does whey protein. I asked, “have you tried any plant-based proteins”, and he said he had not, when I asked why, he said “because I eat meat”.
Muscle recovery could be one of the most important things you can do for longevity to working out. Most gym goers do not consider muscle recovery, and either use the soreness as an excuse not to go as often as they should, or over time their body begins to breakdown causing them semi to permanent damage to their body.
Over the past few months I’ve been looking at my routine at the gym, trying to make the most of my time there, and to maximize my efforts for the best results possible. While some of these to-dos you may already be done, and forgot about it. When writing this, it was a nice reminder of things that I need to do a better job with as well.
At one point we all were novices at the gym, wondering around trying not the be noticed, and really have no clue as what to do. So maybe we look at what others are doing and try to mimic them when they weren’t looking, or perhaps we went on YouTube and started doing what the bodybuilders doing. What I do know now, is I wish I had prevented some of the bad habits I’m working on fixing now.
With that being said… here are some tips that can make your time more efficient and help get you some faster results. At least I think so.
If you are looking to shed a few pounds, or looking at changing your lifestyle you’ve probably seen a ton of diets out there, that claim to be the best – but are they? From all the research I’ve done along with everyone else at BFY Life we can confidently say, there isn’t a diet out there that is a ‘best’ diet. But are their better diets out there for you than others… absolutely! While I would love to say drinking Pr by Nirvana Life Nutrition all day is the magic bullet to losing weight and gaining muscle and nothing else is needed, well I’d lying to you!
That list is my contract / commitment to myself and to everyone I do work with. And that list is gold. My day won’t finish until that list is complete. Regardless of how I’m feeling, I complete my day before I retire for the day.
While I love our Pr Protein by Nirvana Life and if I could, it would be the only thing I would consume! Lol. But You can’t live on protein shakes alone. So, another good source of Plant-Based Protein is Tofu. This is a staple in my kitchen as most of my prep cooking involves tofu.
I’ve recently discovered that if I make my bedtime shake more dense and less like a shake I feel fuller and enjoy my bed time treat a little more. It may simply be a placebo affect but it works for my final meal of the day, and it seems to last longer (aka all night long while sleeping)
Before I stopped taking whey I would have a casein shake before bed, as it is slower releasing then your typical whey, isolate protein or in this case plant-based protein. So sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night hungry, so I would eat. However making muck has ended this middle of the night hunger and my sweet tooth.
One of my favorite shakes to have is The Phat Elvis (aka The Fat Elvis), I just don’t think when you are making a shake for weight management you should have the word ‘fat’ in the title.
The shake is named after Elvis’ favorite sandwich, which was Peanut Butter and Bananas. I’ve just made it better with Chocolate flavoring. One of the key components in making a healthy plant-based shake that is often overlooked is the protein. That is why our dietary supplement line, Nirvana Life Nutrition is all-natural and great tasting.