Alternatively it makes a great smoothie using the blender, adding in fruit, yoghurt and your choice of liquid.
Wheyless shakes are different to other meal replacements/protein powders because of what they do contain and also what they don’t:
Wheyless Shakes DO Contain:
- 15-16g protein from Whey Protein Concentrate and Isolate
- Branched Chain Amino Acids
- 12 Vitamins including the natural forms of Vitamin E
- 11 Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
- Medium Chain Triglycerides
- up to 6.5 billion CFU live probiotics per serve from 6 strains
- Digestive Enzymes
- Natural sweetener - Xylitol
- 10.4 - 11.7g carbohydrate per serve
- 1.6 - 2.4g fat per serve
- Wheyless shakes are a part of a Weight Management Program which includes recipes for healthy eating and an exercise plan to suit people of every level.
Wheyless Shakes DO NOT Contain:
- High Lactose - only 0.8g per serve (Most lactose intolerant individuals can tolerate up to 12g per day)
- Artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives
- GMO ingredients
- Added Sugar
The best time to have your Wheyless breakfast smoothie would still be after you wake up (even if it is at 7pm) as your body will need the energy and nutrition provided by Wheyless to kick off your "day". Your biggest challenge will probably be avoiding sugary and fatty snacks. Try to pack healthy meals high in low-fat protein, such as skinless chicken breast, and have some almonds handy if you are feeling peckish throughout the night. Most of all, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!
Remember: It's not all about the scales - but how your clothes fit!!
Vegetables and fruit should be considered as your main source of carbohydrates while on the Intensive Program. Once you've achieved your healthy weight and are looking to maintain this weight, complex whole grain carbohydrates can be introduced as part of the Wheyless Maintenance Program.
The general amount of protein recommended per day is 0.8-1.0g/kg (see Australian Institute of Sport). That means that if you are 70kg, you should be consuming at least 56g of proteins per day, and that's if you're not exercising. Two serves of Wheyless per day gives you a total of 30g protein per day.
If you are following all dietary guidelines other reasons might be:
- Poor sleep - hormonal disturbances impair fat burning and promote fat storage due to lack of sleep. The body looks for another way to find energy and quick fuel such as cakes and biscuits to fill the requirement.
- Stress - when the body is under stress it makes more of a hormone that actually increases the appetite and stores fat - generally around the mid-section.
- Hormones influence weight and cravings and any sudden shifts or even mild imbalances can have a huge effect on weight gain.
- Medications have side effects of which weight gain and gastrointestinal disturbances are common - you may need to discuss this with your healthcare practitioner.
- Water is a natural appetite suppressant and quite often hunger is mistaken for thirst - try increasing your water intake.
- Weight loss is a shift in personal attitude, a lifestyle change that will work if there is some goal setting. Keep a food diary which can help keep a check on food intake.
- Quite often there has been a body shape change which can be measured via the waist, or how clothing fits, even though there has been no weight loss which is also significant to the goal.
It is possible that changes you've made to your diet by starting on the Wheyless program have caused a digestive disturbance. You may be experiencing some difficulty adapting to the xylitol natural sweetener in Wheyless or if you are mixing your Wheyless with milk, you may be experiencing some intolerance to the lactose or casein in the milk, which can be difficult for some people to digest.
Other causes can include viral, bacterial, parasitic infections, reactions to medication, intestinal diseases, such as Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis and functional bowel disorders such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
We'd recommend that you start slowly with a half serve of Wheyless per day building up to a full serve and then two servings per day if you choose.
If your diarrhoea persists, stop taking your Wheyless and consult with your healthcare practitioner.
It may be that you are not drinking sufficient water or that you are not getting sufficient fibre and/or essential fats. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water or equivalent every day. Increase your "good" essential fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) found in nuts and seeds, avocados, olive oil and oily fish and bump up your vegetable intake which can add soluble fibre to your diet and help promote digestion and elimination.