Edamine is like a soy bean. You can get it fairly often at japanese restaurants or in the frozen isle of some supermarkets. Edamine is steamed. It tastes better when sea salt is sprinkled onto the shells. Now, you don't eat the shells. Instead, you kind of just suck the beans out from them. They have a lot of protein in them and are fairly good for you.
Some good snacks that I like: a serving of almonds (nonsalted), an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter on it, whey isolate protein shake, babybel light cheese (the waxed kind), kashi go lean bars... and so many others!
I wouldn't call it a meal replacement... more of a protein supplement.It should never be a meal replacement unless you are eating 5-6 meals a day (as in... you are body building). If you are trying to lose weight, you still need to eat 3 well balanced meals. I would have protein shake for a pre or post workout as then your body has enough protein maintain muscle and excellerates fat loss. It also helps to prevent muscle tears/injuries. Make sure you drink low cal versions since you are trying to lose weight.
The brand I use is Optimum Nutrition [Gold Whey Standard]. This has the most bang for back - as in, highest quality. It comes in a variety of flavors and it's low cal. If I could post links I'd give it to you but I'll just tell you how to search it: go into google and search "optimum nutrition 100% whey gold standard". It should be the first link. If you have bad cholesterol, you are best to get a pure isolate protein shake (but these are twice the price). The shake I showed you is a mix between isolate and concentrate.
Last edited by SweetScrumptious : 04-11-2009 at 06:38 PM.
Shakes, the kind you buy not make, tend to be high in sugar and carbs. Though I occasionally indulge in an Slim Fast that tides me over for about 2-3hrs when I'm active (is says at least 4hrs, but that's advertisement for you.) I also like whey protein shakes, whew...whey carries.
10 POUNDS! I CAN DO IT!
I am not losing weight for I have no intention of going out and finding it again.
A bat for each 10 lbs:
I'm sure you'll get loads of ideas. Some of my favs are:
Hard boiled eggs (usually toss the yolks)
Baby carrots with hummus
Yogurt (sometimes with granola)
Cheese (good with an apple)
P'nut butter (also yummy w/ apple or banana)
I think its also called Edamame (pronounced Ed-a-mom-aye), they are so good!
Just to clear up confusion about the name, the steamed soybean that I believe we are all referring to is exclusively called "edamame", translated to English meaning 'twig(eda) bean(mame)'
Anyway, here are some snacks I enjoy:
any kind of fruit, edamame, hummus with pita chips or carrots, yogurt, tablespoon of peanut butter on an apple, turkey bacon, whole wheat english muffins, salsa or guacamole with tortilla chips, fruit smoothie, laughing cow cheese wedge on whole grain crackers, hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, etc.
I routinely enjoy for snack:
2 celery stalks and 2 laughing cow wedges
oz of almonds
oz of cheese melted on 2 wasa bread
low salt multigrain pretzels
slice of whole grain bread with 1 T peanut butter
1T peanut butter and apple slices
glass of skim milk and 1T peanut butter
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
For snacks, I like bananas, oranges, strawberries, and cherry tomatoes. Whenever I feel like I just need to sit down and eat a LOT of food, I go buy a pound of fresh strawberries (less than 200 calories) or a pint of cherry tomatoes (less than 100 calories) and chow down. I've eaten many a strawberry in the car on the way home from the gym.