Originally Posted by deirdra
It seems like it would be cheaper to just eat junkfood instead of "Weight-gainer protein powder"
Protein percentage: 17%
13 grams of protein and 63 grams of carbs per serving (2.7 ounces/80 grams)
Horrible. But convenient.
Which is a great way to repeat JEY's point about eating real food. It doesn't have nutritional facts on the label, it needs some processing at home, and it needs minimal cooking skills. Grocery stores kept trying to get me to watch TV while I stood on line, but we all said, "I want to stare at the scandal sheets at my own pace, thank you. This is the news I'm interested in while standing next to candy as someone writes a check at the last minute."
But what I think people could watch are prep and cooking videos in produce, meat, and dairy aisles. Everything else has instructions on the box.
Sure, they could look it up at home. But they aren't going to purchase this weirdly shaped and colored THING first. And they aren't going to be produce-curious in our commercial world.
I've been doing diminishing cycles of what I can and can't eat. This holiday season made it clear that I will get maximum benefits from whole foods only. At this point, the whey powder is my only processed food, and I know it doesn't trigger me. An easily digestible source of protein when my appetite is low is golden for someone too sick -- which means too clumsy -- to do much cooking during lows. But I can electric kettle safely at such times. My only other palatable alternative is salmon, which I love, but not every meal. But I can easily alternate between the two until I get better.
I didn't think there was MUCH processed content in some of my other choices, but my body could tell. And the more I eat nothing but food that doesn't fight with me, the easier maintaining my remissions becomes.
But it's like we've always said, right here. There is no way to "cheat."