Health and Fitness Girls are all the rage because right up front, with each one,  you know several things about her before you even read her bio or see her picture.

Number one is that she is absolutely gorgeous to look at.

Two is that she is in fantastic sexy shape. Yes, there is good shape and then there is super sexy fantastic shape.

Three is that she has a vibrant and charismatic personality that is a magnate for online followers.

So far, so sensuous good.

It is when you get to number four that hesitation sets in.

What is typically number four? Most likely it is her diet plan complete with foods that are good for you but taste from bland on the best end to completely awful on the other end.

If that is your experience then we have some great news for you.

Please meet Caragh Flannery., article, photo via jbnutrition

She clearly has the big three down pat. She is absolutely gorgeous and better than being in sexy shape, this beautiful girl is in super sexy sensuous shape.

Just look at her.

And her personality? Hers is rock hard attracting.

So what about her diet plan? Relax. It includes consuming a chocolate protein shake. Ever have one? They are yummy for your tummy and roll smoothly off of your taste buds.

Caragh has followers and fans in high places. At the global site they gush, “With a rippling six-pack and bulging biceps, Caragh Flannery is a great advocate of healthy living. Now a successful fitness model, Caragh is a pro at flaunting her muscles for the camera.”

Hey? If you got it babe, then flaunt it and please, please flaunt it in front of us., article, photo via jbnutrition

Our sweet beauty hails from Cork, Ireland. It is a place that we have never visited, so to get closer to Caragh, why don’t we do that now.

Cork, which means marsh, is a university city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster, which had a population of 125,622 in 2016.

The city is situated on the River Lee which splits into two channels at the western end and divide the city center into islands. Founded by Viking invaders around 915, the city’s charter was granted by Prince John, as Lord of Ireland, in 1185. Cork city was once fully walled, and the remnants of the old medieval town center can be found around South and North Main streets., article, photo By Dan Curran – Own work Wikimedia

The sensational have fun and learn experts at Lonely Planet share, “Ireland’s second city is first in every important respect – at least according to the locals, who cheerfully refer to it as the ‘real capital of Ireland’. It’s a liberal, youthful and cosmopolitan place.

There’s a bit of a hipster scene, but the best of the city is still happily traditional – snug pubs with live-music sessions, restaurants dishing up top-quality local produce, and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals.”

Some say they have one of the best foodie scenes in glorious Ireland.

No wonder we love Caragh’s diet plan.

Okay, now that you have your chocolate protein shake in hand, you know what to do.

Bottoms up!

Discover the Power of Protein Shakes For Building a Better Body, article, photo via Fit Foodie Finds

 By Gerald Tellier

The nutritional section of a pharmacy, vitamin store, or grocery is filled with different dietary supplements including protein shakes and diet shakes. Do you know the difference between the common diet shake and a shake designed to improve your physique?

Protein – The Building Blocks of Muscles and Your Metabolism

The number one difference between traditional diet shakes and protein shakes is the amount of high quality protein included in the drink. As a comparison, here are the amounts of protein in a few of the most popular diet shakes:

  • Slim Fast French Vanilla Shake – 10 grams
  • Slim Fast High Protein Extra Creamy Chocolate – 15 grams
  • Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight – 15 grams
  • The take a moment to compare the amounts of protein in popular protein shakes:
  • Optimum Gold Standard Protein Shake Double Chocolate – 24 grams
  • Isopure Protein Beverage – 40 grams
  • Pure Protein Vanilla Cream Shake – 35 grams
  • Nutribiotic Rice Protein Vanilla – 12 grams

As this comparison shows diet shakes and protein shakes are targeting two distinct levels of protein. The high amounts of protein in the second list are designed to aid in retaining or building new muscle. They give you the protein necessary to rebuild muscles after strenuous resistance training. The rice protein fills a specific need we will cover shortly. There is one other important difference to watch in these shakes.

Carbohydrates – Power for Energy or Added Fat

Carbohydrates must be watched carefully as you select your meal replacements. It is critical to have enough high quality carbohydrates to give you energy and fuel your body. It is just as important to avoid an excess of carbohydrates to ensure you do not begin storing added fat.

Going back to our examples we can take a quick look at how they compare on carbohydrates.

  • Slim Fast French Vanilla Shake – 23 grams of carbohydrates
  • Slim Fast High Protein Extra Creamy Chocolate – 24 grams of carbohydrates
  • Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight – 1 gram of carbohydrates
  • Optimum Gold Standard Protein Shake Double Chocolate – 3 grams of carbohydrates
  • Isopure Protein Beverage – 0 grams of carbohydrates
  • Pure Protein Vanilla Cream Shake – 1 gram of carbohydrates
  • Nutribiotic Rice Protein Vanilla – 1 gram of carbohydrates

As you can quickly see, the protein shakes trust you to eat real food to provide yourself with the proper amounts of carbohydrates. Their focus is on providing you the building blocks for rebuilding muscles. The Atkins drink is equally low in carbohydrates, but for a completely different reason. The Atkins diet focuses on weight loss through carbohydrate restriction.

The important lesson you should learn from these comparisons is to choose your diet or protein shakes based upon your goals. If you desire to lose weight look at the overall mix of carbohydrates, sugars, protein, fiber, and vitamins. Use the shakes to keep you fully nourished while you restrict calories. If your goal is to improve your body through exercise and resistance training choose your protein shakes based on quantity and quality of protein included in the shake.

Protein shakes are not all created equal. Shakes can use a variety of sources for their protein. You need to be aware of the different sources, which include:

  • Soy
  • Egg
  • Natural Whey
  • Rice Powder

These 4 comprise the most commonly used forms of protein with whey and soy being the most popular in shakes and supplements. Whey is protein extracted from milk it is a dairy product. The protein is extracted from milk and transformed into powder. Whey and eggs are considered to be complete proteins encompassing a wider range of amino acids which can be beneficial in fast muscle growth.

Rice and Soy proteins are high quality plant based proteins. They are lower in fat and a perfect supplement choice for any vegans or vegetarians desiring to improve muscle size and strength. Rice has the added advantage of reduced allergic reactions for some people.

Diet shakes and protein shakes use a variety of sources to hit their protein targets. Let us return one more time to our comparisons and see what sources of proteins they use.

  • Slim Fast French Vanilla Shake – Whey and Soy
  • Slim Fast High Protein Extra Creamy Chocolate – Whey and Soy
  • Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight – Milk Protein Extracts (Whey) and Soy
  • Optimum Gold Standard Shake Double Chocolate – 100% Whey
  • Isopure Beverage – 100% Whey
  • Pure Vanilla Cream Shake – Milk Protein Concentrate
  • NutriBiotic Rice Vanilla – Rice

Depending on your goals and lifestyle choices any of these diet shakes or protein shakes may fit your needs. Choose the right balance of carbohydrates and protein to help maximize your health.

Do you know that in order to survive your body requires 4 essential elements; water, air, food and Glutathione! What is Glutathione? You need to learn about how this tiny complex element is so critical to your overall health. []

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