Good meal replacement !
So I was debating writing this for two reasons, a) I have to critique someone’s product and b) no one may give a shiznit, but here goes…
Lately I have been a fitness nut, I started working out about 3 months ago and in that time I have managed to lose a significant amount of body fat, about 9%, down to 15% ( again not bragging, this is the part where no one may give a shit ). At any rate, throughout my 3 month endeavour I have read, and read and read some more about eating, diets, and fitness. I have posted some links to my blog and so on.
The problem that I am running into at the moment is that a) I am close to my goal 10% BF… well closer … and b) I am getting sick of what I was eating. So I have gotten creative. I haven’t had this meal since it is actually quite “fatty” for what my intake needs to be at the mooment, however it is a way better alternative than the mainstream. So with that being said, what is the main stream?
Steak and Shake:
Classic Double, with Fries and a Shake + Side Salad
Now before I say that Steak N Shake is horrible, let me say this, they are way better than some other places and actually post nutrition facts online. So props to them. Here are the nutrition facts for that meal::
The Original Double With Cheese Meal:
|Original Double with Cheese||580||32||29||38||16|
|French Fries, regular||472||4||62||23||5.5|
|Strawberry, large 1 shake||806||23||124||27||17.5|
|Deluxe Garden Salad 1 portion||226||13||10||15||9|
Thaaat’s right folks! 2084 calories… one days intake, not to mention that its almost half fat! So what can you do to get the same taste and fewer calories? Magic? Not eat anything? Wrong!
1. Use a ground turkey patty instead of ground beef. I prefer Jenny-O’s products.
2. Use Whole Wheat Bread instead of white.
3. Use a fat free cheese, look for the Kraft brand fat free American Cheese, or shredded.
4. Grill your potatoes, instead of frying them
5. Replace the shake with a Protein Shake, mixed in Fat Free Milk.
6. Replace the Ranch dressing on the salad with Fat Free Ranch.
So say we did that what would our meal look like?
|Double Turkey Burger||485||50||29||19||5|
|Fat Free Milk (10oz) + Whey Protein||223||30||4||2||1|
|Salad with Fat Free Ranch||64||2||3||0||0|
So… half the calories, and 5 times less fat, meaning that you get your calories from stuff that actually feeds your body! Tastes the same too !
Now, 809 calories in one meal is still kind of high but its still better that 2084. So if you are on a 2000 calorie diet you need a dinner to match that lunch, and a 400 calorie breakfast ( milk and cereal ) … Badabing, weight loss…. if you add at least 30 minutes of some kind of activity you are now on your way!!!
Want fewer calories yet? Here’s what you do:
1. Remove a turkey patty, leave just one on the burger.
2. Mix the Whey Powder in water.
That will shave 273 calories, 9g or 81 fat calories. Mess around, scroll down, read the stuff I linked to and exercise, the benefits are amazing !!