Sometimes things are SO easy for me, it's hard for me to relate. But the other day someone said something to me about a food they looove but that makes me gag. It was sort of a lightbulb moment for me.
I realized better than ever how easy it is to suck it up when it's something YOU enjoy, but if I were to substitute something that makes me gag, boy it would be a different story.
So my thoughts on this are:
If it is something you hate, that sort of turns your stomach, but you can get it down, you might want to hold your nose, and swig it down. Eww I know (I'm bringing to my mind Chorizo, which is something that makes me want to gag... I could
eat it, but would hate doing it. So if it makes you feel awful, but you can keep it down, I'd say to you to "suck it up" but (and this is a big one) it won't be forever
If it is something that comes right back up... welll obviously suck it up would be immediately followed by chuck it up.... right? Like, what's the point?
Hubby keeps thinking it's wrong that I never drink water. If it was a flavor thing, that's one thing, but it makes me queasy in 2 ounces, ready to hurl at 3 ounces, and I toss my cookies by 4 ounces. I drink it to take pills (in carefully measured doses. So I found that making it slightly acidic helps. You might find something that helps also.
Some people enjoy the greek yoghurt (get the unflavored, and flavor it up) ... recently I got some Hemp seeds, and one 6 ounce of yoghurt, with hemp seeds on top, and I'd have one-third of my protein for the day. Get creative. Work on it.
99% of RNYers live life to the fullest at goal without downing protein drinks like they're going out of style. I've got to get to sleep, so I don't have time to share what I would like to share, but this is what I do below. I hope you got from the above that I am NOT saying to "suck it up" if it makes you physically ill. But the big deal in my shakes is I couldn't stand the SMELL ... I mean, EWWW but once the smell was gone, it wasn't nearly so bad. So this is what I wrote in my blog about it. It might help you get to the point where you can get more protein from food.
When I was in the losing phase I used Syntrax Nectars: (fuzzy navel, natural peach, natural orange were my favorite flavors) with 90 calories, 23.5 grams of Whey Isolate Protein and zero fat and zero carbs:
Now that I'm in Maintenance I generally use Syntrax Matrix Strawberries and cream or Oranges in cream, cheapest in the 5-lb bag:
with strawberry or orange crystal light:
mixed in a paper cup:
stirred with a plastic spoon:
(so I'm getting a bit silly)
then poured in an arrowhead sport bottle:
This is 120 calories, 10 from the crystal light, 110 from the protein powder, 23.5 grams of protein, 1.5 g sugar, 1.5 g fat and 20 to 22 ounces of water.
I have a water dispenser in my classroom:
I tend to top off the one bottle of protein drink all day long, then recycle that bottle and start with a fresh one the next day. I feel somewhat bad for creating so much waste, but I've balanced it out and decided that overall this way I get LOTS of liquids, and get all my necessary protein via shakes (and still try to get 30 to 50 grams of protein from food as well). My first three protein shakes of the day are full scoop, then I drop to half scoop. I also add my UpCal D to the beverage to get my calcium: