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Maybe it’s age creeping up with me, maybe it’s stress, but getting a workout in, even if just 30 min of walking, everyday is what is helping me feel human. Maybe it’s just taking a few min a day for myself, but overall, working out has been a great stress reliever, a great way to detach and also, it doesn’t hurt to help you look better. But jumping in feet first to the fitness world has taught me something – it’s really more about what you eat than do.
And to be honest, I have been failing horribly at the nutrition part.
I would not eat my first meal until about 3-4pm after I picked up Max from school. Now that sounds crazy, but think about it – as a parent I get up and rush out the door to school, jump immediately on the train into the city to hit up a workout and/or meetings back to back to back and then rush right back to Queens in time to get Max. There is usually no time to pop in for any food. I was looking at the scale and wondering, WHY am I not eating much and yet not losing weight?
So I did my research and obviously (it’s easier to see other people’s problem’s than your own right?) eating this way was causing more harm than good. I know that eating a good breakfast is beneficial, and so can using “recovery drinks” after workouts. I chatted with Registered Dietitian Leslie Bonci, and she pointed out that simple drinks such TruMoo can be a great post-workout drink on-the-go. You don’t have to resort to $15 smoothies everyday.
Bonci stated, “Busy moms who work out need to keep up and one step ahead. That means being fit, fed and forward thinking! As multi-taskers, sometimes it is easier to do three things at once, and that is the benefit of TruMoo: fluid, protein, carbohydrates, as well as vitamins and minerals and of course great taste. Each serving of TruMoo provides 50% of the day’s calcium requirements as well as 40% of Vitamin D and 8 grams of protein per cup. Plus, it is so convenient. You can add it before a workout, or after, dress it up in a smoothie or enjoy stand alone and when compared to other sports nutrition products, it can’t be beat so get more and score with your pour!”
Who knew TruMoo? Right?
I found it serendipitous that after this chat with Bonci, I actually found TruMoo in the fridge of my pregnant friend who I was staying with in Pittsburgh, so I decided to give it a try after a rough boot camp at Mecca Fitness. And ironically, you can even use the cartons for some bicep curls. haha.
A little background on TruMoo
TruMoo Chocolate Milk contains no artificial growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup, and is made with wholesome low-fat white milk from your trusted dairy. Also if you really want to supplement it for a protein meal, they have their 25 gram protein-drinks as well. Just like that muscle milk you were looking for.
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Author: Stephanie Barnhart
Stephanie Barnhart is Author/Founder of Footballfoodandmotherhood.com, New York Editor for Mommy Nearest Magazine, and Founder/Social Media Strategist of SocialmindedMediaGroup.com. Stephanie is also a speaker of best online practices for small business and soloprenurs, as well as an educator to parents on social media monitoring. She has also been seen in the New York Times, PARENTGUIDE News, NY Metro Parent, ABC News, and been a contributing author on various websites.