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  1. Awesome! Thanks for the reply and sweet potato idea. I've never had cold sweet potato before.. I'll be sure to try it!
  2. Thank you all for your responses! I mainly want to go back to the protein powders because 1) to be honest, They're EXPENSIVE and I don't want to waste it. I know that's not a good reason to impact my health and I could give it to a friend, but that is a factor. 2) I work three jobs (about 50 hours a week) and on top of my jobs and cooking every day/night, the protein shakes are CONVENIENT. Mix it with water, done. Blend it with a bag of spinach, done. Also, I am not a runner. I am very active and I'm on my feet about 12 hours a day (I live in a city and have active jobs). When I work out I go to the gym and lift weights and do High Intensity Circuit Training. I do this four to six times a week and my gym is 30 minutes away. You are supposed to eat post-workout within 15-30 minutes MAX, and since I'm still in the car at that time, I (used to) always have a protein shake ready to drink on the way home. Besides the price, convenience, and being readily available after an intense lifting or HICT session, I don't miss the protein powders. I would much rather benefit my body by eating sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and/or lean meats after my workout.. but lets be real I can't prepare, cook, and eat that within 30 minutes post-gym while I'm still in my car. And yes, ultrarunnergirl, I do think my sugar dragon is still alive.. I'm sure that's why I enjoy the creamy textures and flavors. I like the baby food idea. Thanks!
  3. Today is day one of my reintroduction and I am SO excited! However this morning I was hit with a question... I am unsure how to reintroduce my protein powders. Before my Whole30 I used to drink 1-2 servings every day. (only as a meal replacement or immediate post-workout) I have two different protein powders (both whey protein), one is Isagenix brand strawberry cream, and the other is Muscle Sport brand lean whey revolution chocolate flavor- my favorite (also has added fat burner). Here are the fist few ingredients of each protein powder even though the list is way longer... Isagenix strawberry cream: whey protein concentrate (undenatured), milk protein concentrate (undenatured), low heat nonfat dry milk, isomaltooligosaccharide powder, fructose, sunflower oil powder, olive oil powder, tapioca maltodextrin, flax seed powder, xanthan gum, triglyceride oil powder Muscle Sport lean whey revolution chocolate: fibersol 2, maltodextrin, tauric acid, glycocarn, l-carnatine tartrate, lecithin, whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein peptides, cocoa, cellulose gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan gum, lactase, bromelein, sucralose I was wondering your thoughts on these (are they "healthy" or are there harmful chemicals in them compared to other protein powders? etc.) How and when would you recommend re-introducing them? (In their own re-intro category, in the dairy re-intro category, etc.) Thank you!