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”.
Just another craze or fad in the diet/nutrition world is intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is when you fast longer than the average person. With anything in life that is a little more extreme than the status quo, there are usually pro’s and con’s associated with it.
Most people think doing a “detox” will make them lose all kinds of weight but it’s usually not body fat, sometimes it’s a little bit of fat but most of the weight loss you see is from the removal of unwanted toxins. But removing more toxins will actually set you up for more fat loss if done correctly. Also, by doing this your organs will be cleansed, resulting in more optimal functioning.
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!
Highly regarded as a great source of essential fatty acids, Safflower oil has many positives we can all benefit from. Mostly comprised from omega 6 fatty acids, it also contains a small amount of CLA (conjugated Linoleic acid). There are two types of Safflower oil; high-oleic and high-Linoleic. Like olive oil, the high-oleic variety of Safflower oil contains monounsaturated fats and is a good option for cooking at high temps. Since Safflower oil contains these fatty acids, it is one of the better sources for not only weight loss but for many overall health benefits
The Shake below is technically more designed as a pre or post exercise shake. The reason for this is because it’s very simple in terms of ingredients but mainly because it has carbs, protein and low fat which are ideal for post workout and even pre workout. My pro tip here would be if you are using this as a pre workout shake, using the almond or flax milk is a good idea because it gives you a little bit of fat in this smoothie. If you don’t want to use either of those milks, you can use water and add 1 Teaspoon to up to 1 tablespoon of Almond or Peanut Butter for a little extra fat in the pre workout smoothie or if you are using it as a meal replacement.
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.
The shake below is meant to be consumed in the morning. It contains coffee, dark chocolate and cinnamon which all help accelerate your metabolism and have high level of antioxidants. Additionally, it will contain other fruits + Nirvana Life – Pr, which contains various antioxidants and will help maximize the delivery of all other nutrients.
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.