Favorite Snack On-The-Go: Herbalife Cookies & Creme Protein Bar

I was shaking uncontrollably one day during a spin class because I was beyond hungry.  Honestly, that had to be the hungriest I’ve ever been at one particular moment in my life.

Sadly, when working out at gyms, you would find a variety of sugar-stuffed protein bars that were beyond disgusting and took hours to digest.

Well, the introduction to Herbalife back in 2013 was the biggest blessing in disguise because I woke up one day and said, “I need GOOD PROTEIN!” So, after contacting a lady, I headed to her office and I was introduced to one of the most delicious protein bars I’ve ever had.

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To have 15grams of protein, on the go, at any given time, is a blessing.  Period.  On days whereas I have to make a long voyage to the airport (seems like one here in Bangkok), or especially on days I work in Bangkok in the morning; I normally leave my house around 6am, so I’m not able to have a full functional breakfast.

Of course making a smoothie is always the easiest route to go, but to make sure I get all the necessities my body needs in the morning, I gobble one of these bad boys down.

Out of all the protein bars I’ve eaten in three other countries, this is definitely the most enjoyable – and with a tall glass of milk, this is almost like setting out cookies and milk on the table for santa (because it sounds just so delicious).

With my busy schedule, and sometimes teaching upwards to 7-8 hours a day (believe it or not…that’s a pretty heavy day of teaching), this proves to be extremely vital because with the amount of breaks I have in between classes, I don’t have enough time to have a full course lunch.

With that being said, if it’s a post workout or a pre workout meal, this alleviates that feeling of hunger, gives you a good amount of energy (because the B vitamins), and you definitely don’t have that full feeling compared to eating three whole eggs before a workout.

Enjoy!

Dr. Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick’s Hyperthermic Conditioning

The more I read about some of these iconic people who aren’t world known, the more I scratch my head until there’s no scalp left.

Heat Is The New Black

If any of you have ever heard of hyperthermic conditioning, kudos to you!  This particular routine can you help increase growth hormone levels and improve your endurance.  For those of you who are fitness enthusiasts, ultra marathoners, or people who actually go on log runs routinely throughout the week (like some of my students), this could be something you could inherit for practice.

Dr. Patrick takes 20 minute sauna sessions post-workout or post-stretching at least four times per week, typically between 160-170 degrees fahrenheit.  This helps decrease DOMS (delayed-onset muscle soreness).

  • “One study has told us that a 30 minute sauna session twice a week for a few weeks increased the time it took for participants to run until exhaustion by 32%.  The most incredible part of this finding is this 32% was also accompanied by 7.1% increase in plasma volume and 3.5% increase in red blood cell count.”

Saunas are readily available at just about any middle-scale gym around the world.  Also, I would recommend hot baths.  A lot of people, especially athletes, would do ice baths.  Hot baths actually cause a massive release in prolactin, which plays a role in wound healing.  After Dr. Patrick finishes with the hot bath, she transitions into an ice bath for around 5-10 minutes.

Here’s an excellent routine that could help anyone improve the DOMS that normally takes place after working out.  For instance, I did an excruciating workout with one of my students that involved lots of plyometrics, jumping, and kettle bells.  If I would have done a sauna afterwards, it could’ve greatly reduce the soreness that I’m experiencing today.

If you have any questions, please let me know! I’ll be posting rampantly in regards to routines and things that can help “the athlete” or “fitness enthusiast.”

 

Banana + Herbalife Pancakes – Post Endurance Workout Meal

Hello, people! Welcome back to the foodie blog and what I’m bringing to you today is a HEAVY carb meal after a crazy endurance workout.

On days I go running through the sweltering heat, stench of sewage, pollution from 40 year old buses and ominous stares from people, I love to load up heavily on carbohydrates so I can get that energy back.

Ofcourse depending exactly what you do, carbs after a workout for cardio burn – for weight lifting it would be protein.

With that being said, I love my Herbalife.  If you guys aren’t a fan of it, you can find some protein at your local store.  Doesn’t matter….but having the variety of flavors at hand makes for a delicious plate of heaven.  I recommend using vanilla or chocolate since those actually go along with the distinct sweetness of a banana.

Ingredients……

📌100 g. flour pancakes
📌1 tablespoon baking powder
📌1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
📌2 eggs
📌2 tbsp sugar (recommend 1 for those ewwww-I-don’t-like-sugar-junkies).
📌1 1/3 cups milk
📌1 scoop herbalife nutritional shake mix (vanilla or chocolate). One scoop contains 9 grams of protein.

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