Daily Archives: June 22, 2013

Transparency

Yesterday I had posted a Facebook status about how proud I was of myself for sticking to my nutrition goals for the week (I have done a good job, methinks), and one of my friends replied by telling me that she shared with the folks in her lab about “how awesome [I] was for doing this for myself, but sharing [my] experience openly” (her words, not mine). Continue reading

Protein Drinks: Mikey Likes It!

Well, Day 5 of my 20-day pre-op diet is winding down and so far I’ve learned the following things about protein drinks:

  • I prefer that they be ice cold.  This makes them tolerable.  Of course I haven’t tried mixing plain protein powder into a savory broth yet.  That’s an experiment for next week.
  • I really, really don’t like them to leave a filmy residue in or on my mouth.  This makes me less likely to drink them.  Or anything really.
  • I also don’t like them if they smell in the least bit chemical.  No off-putting smell and delicious taste are two important criteria any drink I consume must meet.  This is why I don’t drink beer, eggnog or buttermilk–all of them have a horrible stank, in my opinion.  But hey, to each his own.
  • Fruity flavored drinks are okay so long as they are clear and not cloudy.  For some reason I have an issue with drinking a cloudy looking fruit flavored drink.  Perhaps it is because the first fruity flavored drink I tried was Isopure Zero Carb, and it is completely translucent, so I expected the next fruity flavored drink, Syntrax Nectar, to mix into water with no problem.  I was wrong.
  • I have found a couple of sources of protein that I really like and find delicious (thus they are tolerable).  They are: Continue reading