Tuesday, September 22, 2015

#CLICK 'n with Casein and a Total Body Sculpting Giveaway ends 10/05/15


I'm sure that you all know by now that I am still on my weight-loss journey.  I've had several setbacks due to health issues this year, but I am still pushing toward my goals.  I refuse to give up.

I'm quite sure that you all know my greatest weapon is the Espresso Protein Powder from Drink Click.  It's my go-to breakfast and late evening snack.  This is my life-line when I fall.  It keeps me going and keeps me healthy.

Now, I realize that there are other protein powders on the market. I've tried a few in the past. Why didn't I stick with any of them? Because they were all Whey Protein powders.  Is that bad? No, not really.  But I could NOT get used to the taste or after-taste of those powders.  I also didn't care for the way the whey protein metabolizes and I could not get past their inability to completely dissolve -- clumps are just not appealing.

Then I discovered my beloved Click Coffee Protein Powder!  What's the difference between Click and other protein powders?

It's the Casein Protein.  Casein is a milk protein.  It has no unpleasant after-taste, it dissolves completely, and it metabolizes in the most optimum way.



  

Proteins are composed of both essential and nonessential amino acids:

Essential amino acids must be obtained through food as the body cannot synthesize these.
Nonessential amino acids are still important to construct our body’s proteins. The name just means it is not necessary for us to ingest them because our bodies can synthesize them.

1. Casein’s greatest strength is timing. Casein has the ability to provide your bloodstream with a slow and steady flow of amino acids that could last for hours. Casein is better used at bedtime. While you sleep, you have the greatest opportunity for muscle repair, and casein can aid in that type of repair throughout the night since it produces seven hours of steady elevation of amino acids.

2.  A recent study concluded that a 25% increase in casein intake while dieting boosts energy expenditure, protein balance, satiety, and negative fat balance, which is beneficial to body weight management

3. Studies have shown that casein has anti-catabolic abilities. In other words, it prevents or minimizes the breakdown of hard-earned muscle. 

4. No unpleasant after-taste or clumping.

Now, I am a big fan of getting in at least two servings of fruit each day and I much prefer it at breakfast.  So I just add it to my Click!

Here's my early morning recipe:

1/2 ripe banana
1/4 cup sliced strawberries (frozen or fresh)
10 ounces low-fat milk
2 scoops Click protein powder
Ice (or even better, cubes made from frozen coffee!!!)

1. Assemble ingredients





2. Add milk, coffee cubes, fruit, and powder



3. Blend well!




Drink it up and enjoy!

Now, another thing I have found useful over the years is a community of other women and men who are sharing this same journey.  That community is Spark People and I've been a member for several years.

If, like me, you need encouragement, support, and advice then Spark People may help you!





To help you on your weight loss journey, I am offering one winner a Spark People-based workout DVD, Total Body Sculpting.  

Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter!

Open to USA, 16+, No PO Boxes.   Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on October 5, 2015.  All entries are verified.




DISCLOSURE:
This giveaway is sponsored by Gathering My Roses.  The prize was purchased privately and this giveaway is not associated with or sponsored by DrinkClick or SparkPeople.  All opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the items.

38 comments:

Mom Knows Best said...

Honey Pumpkin Protein Smoothie with Real Pumpkin sounds awesome to me.

Mom Knows Best said...

I love to go running and fast is best.

Maryann D. said...

I would really like to try the Honey Pumpkin Protein Smoothie with Real Pumpkin recipe.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Maryann D. said...

My favorite way to exercise is on my lunch time at work, I take a long walk. I also like to use hand weights at home.
twinkle at optonline dot net

christopher sorel said...

turtle pecan shakes

Barrie Mac said...

My favorite way to exercise is to take a walk twice around our neighborhood with my hubby and dog. It gives us alone time and time to unwind. We have a very hilly neighborhood so it's a great workout too!

Barrie Mac said...

Tis the season for all things PUMPKIN so imagine my happiness when the first recipe is for pumpkin! I totally want to try the Protein-Packed, Hot, Pumpkin Spice Latte! I gotta tell you that after over 2 months of NO coffee...decaf or regular...I can't get enough of coffee and Click sounds like it strikes 2 birds with one stone...COFFEE and health!

Carrie Smith said...

I like to do Pilates and walk the most! I need to start up my routine again. thanks for the chance to win!

Jordan said...

I love any type of fitness activity really, except running. I guess my two favorite activities at the moment would be kettlebells and HIIT weight training.

Jordan said...

The pumpkin spice protein bites and the double caramel smoothie both sound like AMAZING recipes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Maryann D. said...

I entered: #BackToSchool Breakfast Blend #Coffee #Giveaway, ends 9/25/15 #BBRHB
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Maryann D. said...

I would love the CLICK'n Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites, anything pumpkin is fine with me.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Maryann D. said...

I would love the recipe Cookie Crumble Recipe with CLICK
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channallocks said...

turtle pecan shakes

michelle cooke said...

I'd like to try the Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites

michelle cooke said...

i love to exercise with hula hoops. so much fun

Maryann D. said...

The CLICK Mocha Protein Pancakes Recipe sounds terrific to try too.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Tarah Manning said...

The Pumpkin Spice CLICK-Cakes (Coffee Protein Pancakes) sounds amazing

Tarah Manning said...

I exercise at home with workout DVDs

Kim said...

I would love to try the Cookie Crumble Recipe with Click!
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
Ashley C

Kim said...

I love exercise, so I have many favorites! I love going running/walking/or hiking! I also love to hit up the gym for some cardio and weight lifting or going to play tennis!
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
Ashley C

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I'd love to try Coffee Protein Pumpkin Spice Frappe Recipe with Real Pumpkin.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like to walk-I walk in our local park which has a path around a lake-lovely!

Maryann D. said...

The Coffee Protein Pumpkin Spice Frappe Recipe with Real Pumpkin looks wonderful to try.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Maryann D. said...

The Turtle Pecan CLICK Shake looks really fun to try.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Maryann D. said...
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Silvie Armas said...

Congrats on keeping up with your journey aside from the set backs. :)

Maryann D. said...

The Coffee Protein CLICK-Pop would be really fun to make.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Maryann D. said...

I love the pumpkin recipes like Coffee Protein Pumpkin Spice Frappe Recipe with Real Pumpkin
twinkle at optonline dot net

Maryann D. said...

I would also enjoy the Basic CLICK-y Pudding Recipe (#33)
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Susan Smoaks said...

i would like to try the Pumpkin Spice CLICK-Cakes (Coffee Protein Pancakes) recipe, it sounds really useful and tasty too

Susan Smoaks said...

my favorite way to exercise is to do workout dvds at home. right now i am on a strength training kick so i would love this dvd.

Maryann D. said...

I would enjoy the Turtle Pecan CLICK Shake also.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Maryann D. said...

The CLICK'n Blueberry Coconut Frappe does look tasty!
twinkle at optonline dot net

Jerry Marquardt said...

I would like to try the Honey Pumpkin Protein Smoothie with Real Pumpkin, especially with the upcoming season.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I always like exercising in the swimming pool. It is so therapeutic.

Vikki Billings said...

I love to walk for exercise, but I also like low impact dance exercise videos. vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Jerry Marquardt said...

I also would like to try the CLICK Mocha Protein Pancakes Recipe. It looks delicious.