Losing massive weight can lead you to lose muscle because you may inadvertently starve yourself of key nutrients.
I learned this the hard way while competing in World Long Drive in April. I previously competed and easily hit my first drive 347 yards while using a conservative swing to make sure I got my first ball in play.
Fast forward to 2019, the same swing only made it 278 yards. Not only had I dropped 45 pounds by this point, I had lost my power too.
I was down on myself for days, blaming my weight loss, my workout regimen, and my swing. Then, it dawned on me, maybe it was my diet. The more I read, the more obvious it became, I was not eating enough Protein.
This little recipe has become my go to breakfast. It’s simple and quick, you make it the night before, then it’s ready in the morning to grab on your way out the door.
And the best part is that it’s packed with nearly 30 grams of Protein. (Paid Link) The key nutrient your muscles need to grow. It is a great way to supplement your diet.
Note. I am lactose intolerant, so I use Whey Isolate and Almond Milk. You can also use Plant Protein, but make sure to research and find one that has all of the necessary Amino Acids. And if you use dairy milk, you’ll need to account for all of the calories you’re adding.
1/2 Cup Traditional Oatmeal. *Not quick Oats.
2/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Mason Jar or resealable bowl. I have found that a Mason Jar with a wide mouth works best, and you can get plastic lids for a few bucks that make cleaning easier.
Add the Almond Milk and Protein Powder to your mason jar and stir well. Then add the Oats and stir well again.
Place the lid on the jar and stick it in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
It will seem runny at first, as it sits overnight, it will get thicker.
In the morning, you’ll have a healthy breakfast ready to go.
If you want to add fresh fruit for flavor, you can, just wait until the morning to add it. The sugar in the fruit reacts with the protein overnight.
Here are the nutritional values: