If someone told you that there is a healthy chocolate shake that could curb your sugar cravings, would you be jumping for joy? That you no longer have to fight those cravings every time you walk through a grocery store or through the mall.Well, there is a whey to make that happen!

And that was not a misspelled word either. The trick to getting your chocolate shake is: whey protein. There are a host of different products out in the market place, so finding a whey protein product will not be a problem. What I caution you on: READ the LABELS! All whey protein products are not created equal. You want to watch for the sugar content in each serving, because that is critical for those of us who are sugar sensitive.

GNC puts out a Pro Performance Elite Series Mega Whey product that my husband and I enjoy as breakfast, a refreshing lunch substitute, or even as dinner on a hot, muggy summer evening when you really are not hungry...but need "something". This particular product has 40 grams of high-quality whey protein, 5 grams of free-form glutamine and 3 grams of BCAA. What does that mean for you?

Whey is a good source of amino acids, including glutamine. Whey also supplies high bioavailabilaity when compared to other protein sources. It also supplies branched chain amino acids ( BCAA) , essential amino acids that are part of muscle protein and help reduce the amount of protein breakdown during exercise. Glutamine serves as fuel for the immune system.

Body builders and pro athletes have been using whey protein to keep their bodies and immune systems strong, healthy and to sustain endurance. While most of us are not interested in becoming body builder or pro athletes, I certainly want all the help I can get in curbing my sugar cravings and keep my immune system strong, and all that extra protein sustains my hunger for a longer period of time. That is what I am after. How about you?

For 3 rounded scoops, you get 40 grams of protein, 220 calories and only 3 grams of sugar! That is a great profile. If I want, I can add 12 oz. of 1% milk and then add 140 calories and call it a meal replacement. I don't know of any other food I can get 40 grams of protein for 220 calories. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, this would be a great way for you to get more protein into our body and curb your sugar cravings all at the same time. Another alternative: add ice and crush it and you have a chocolate frozen slushy or freeze it as a frozen yogurt. You can definitely get creative with it. Add fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, a banana, pineapple, oranges, or anything else you want to experiment with. The possibilities are endless. Give it a try. You just might like it. And just think: every time you have a shake, you are healthier because then you eat one less candy bar or ice cream cone! For some reason this file, even once exported, will not attach as file. That is why i have copied text here.

Author's Bio: 

With 10 years experience in the weight loss industry, Gretchen shares her fire tested, reality based solutions to your sugar addiction problem. Because she believes: when you conquer the sugar, you conquer the pounds.
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