Over the past few months I have complained about some difficulties I have experienced. Primarily, I have whined about losing some hair and what seemed like constant constipation.
Well, I have kicked up my protein intake, even going well over the recommended 70 grams. Apparently, someone of my height and future weight should get about 70 grams of protein per day for a healthy diet. But, while one is losing weight, the protein intake should be increased. I did not know this. So, I am getting about 100-105 grams of protein per day.
I ensure I get enough protein by eating protein rich foods such as meat, cheese, fish, Greek yogurt, and eggs. I also take a protein supplement. I also get some kind of protein supplement in. I either drink a protein shake, eat a protein bar, or add protein powder to my Greek yogurt. My favorite mix 1/2 cup of Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt and with one scoop of Pure Protein chocolate powder. OMG, it’s so delicious. It’s kind of like eating chocolate pudding or mouse or something. That gives me a big protein boost, about 37 grams in one dose. I also stay full for a very long time afterwards.
I have also increased by biotin intake. My b-12 supplement has biotin in it. I also take a separate biotin pill, chewable of course. I am also using Nexxus biotin shampoo and conditioner. All of these things combined seems to have slowed down the hair loss. I can tell it has thinned a bit on top, but everyone else says they do not see any difference. But they are not as compulsively obsessively vain about my hair as I am.
For the most part, my constipation seems to have cleared up. I have dramatically increased my water intake, which is good. I think all of the additional protein helps too. I make sure to get a good walk in 4-5 times a week. I am so thankful that has turned around. I was in quite a bit of pain there for a while.
Well, today I am off to the movies. Going to see The Great Gatsby with some friends. I loved the book. I know the movie has had mixed reviews and has been panned by most of the major reviewers. The New Yorker gave the movie a pretty scathing review. I still want to see it though. Enjoy the weekend and watch this movie trailer!