Abbott partnered with me for this post. As a mom, I have spent so much time focusing on making sure my kids were well taken care of. They are loved, clothed, fed, educated and safe. As I have gotten older, I realized a big part of taking care of my kids is also taking care of myself! If I am not in tip top shape, I am not able to be fully present for my family. This thought got me started on a healthier lifestyle.
I began to make better food choices and be more active. As part of that, I read that as I get older it is even more important to get protein into my diet. I was surprised to learn that new data from Abbott and the Ohio State University showed more than 1 in 3 adults over 50 years old aren’t getting the protein they need. It is key for my weight management, maintaining or rebuilding muscle mass, and keeping me healthy! I realized what a huge gap I had in the protein I was taking in compared to what I really needed each day.
One of my pitfalls during the day is getting so busy and focused on work and the kids that I make unhealthy food choices. By the time I realize I haven’t eaten, I am HANGRY! You know, so hungry you get irritable?! That is when I am tempted to reach for food that is not healthy for me. Now, I reach for a delicious and easy way to get extra protein into my day! With Ensure Max Protein, I get the fuel and energy I need to get the most out of my day!
Guys! I am head over heels with the new Ensure Max Protein! It comes in two flavors – Milk Chocolate and Café Mocha. The Café Mocha is a terrific way to start my day. Not only does it have the key nutrients I need to keep my muscles strong, it satisfies my hunger and recharges my body. Each Ensure Max Protein Café Mocha has:
- 30 grams of high-quality protein to support your muscles
- 1 gram of sugar
- 22 essential vitamins and minerals
- 150 nutritious calories
- 1.5 grams of fat
- 100 milligrams of caffeine—the same as a cup of coffee†
- Includes a blend of espresso flavor and chocolate flavor
I keep a few packs in the fridge always. Sometimes I drink it straight from the bottle and sometimes I have it over ice. Around 3 in the afternoon, I start craving something sweet. I used to grab unhealthy food, but now I reach for an Ensure Max Protein Café Mocha! Yum! And if we are on-the-go, I just throw one in our mini-cooler and I am all set. I feel as if Ensure Max Protein fits perfectly into my new healthy lifestyle! If you want to try it for yourself, head to Target.com.
Do you find it important to add more protein into your diet? How do you do that? What do you think about adding the new Ensure Max Protein?
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