OWYN Vegan Protein Shake – Food Review

I reviewed the Plant Based Protein Shakes from OWYN. Find out where I picked them up What’s in them Nutrition info And my honest opinion on the look, smell, and taste of these shakes.

Before buying them, I never actually heard of the brand OWYN (Only What You Need). But, on a Target impulse buy (we’ve all been there!), I picked up these two flavors.

“20 grams protein plant based drink” was good enough for me to check out.

Doing a little research, I found you can pick them up at Target, Walmart, Amazon, & on their own website (link above).

Not only are they vegan/plant based, but they are free of the top allergens.

Which means, these drinks do not include any dairy, gluten, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish.

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I picked up two flavors: Dark Chocolate & Cookie & Creamless

They do have other products, including 5 flavors of grab&go shakes, 2 flavors of larger cartons of protein, meal replacement shakes, and higher protein grab&go shakes.

In Target, I paid just under $3 each. Pretty standard for a protein shake.

Here’s the ingredients and macros for the 2 flavors I tried:

In doing the review, they passed the look and smell test.

With the taste test, I preferred the dark chocolate over the cookie and creamless. Not that the Cookie was bad, just my own personal preference and love of chocolate.

Overall rating

OWYN Dark Chocolate Protein Shake: 9/10

OWYN Cookie & Creamless Protein Shake: 7.5/10

Both had quality taste. No dry after taste, like some protein shakes have, and it was pretty smooth, not “chalky” at all.

So, I recommend you checking them out if your looking to try out a new protein option.

3 Quick Tips To Stay Motivated The Rest Of 2020

We have just about 2 weeks left in 2020. The year that felt like it had 27 months….

Combine that with the usual struggle that is the holiday season, and motivation can go out the door REAL QUICK

Don’t treat motivation like that!

I wanted to share a few quick things you can do between now and January 1st to help you stay positive and stay motivated towards your goals and the new year.

1. DONT step on the scale.

For a couple reasons…

A) The scale isn’t the be all end all of progress. It only tells you a number at that exact day and time. Stepping on it 20 minutes or a day later, and it can tell you a totally different number….

B) Just about everyone strays from their normal routines and diets during this time of year, and you don’t need that kind of negativity, or stress, in your life. Save the scale for 2021.

2. Work out as early as possible.

Working out has a ton of mental benefits, so kick those off as soon as you wake up.

Even if it 5-10 minutes of jumping Jacks and squats. It counts!

Doesn’t just bring a physical benefit (that’ll motivate you to crush the day!), but the mental benefit of “checking the box” of exercise, really helps boost your motivation to do more the rest of the day.

And getting your workout in early means you don’t let your day get in the way, like it tends to do.

I send this exact gif out, a lot!

3. Consume things that gets you pumped.

Favorite playlist/album/artist. But it on blast.

For a quick jolt of motivation, Youtube search: Motivational Video. There’s a TON to choose from.

I know some go on social media and watch a few of their favorite fitness influencers. That can be a gift & a curse, but if it works for you, go for it.

Remember, motivation doesn’t last on its own. Sometimes you have to create it yourself. Sometimes you have to find it in others. Just keep going.

You. Got. This.

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3 Tips To Beat The Holiday Weight Gain

We are officially in the middle of the, end of the year, holiday season. Halloween is wrapped up, and hopefully all the candy is out of your house!

We have more big holidays left. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and New Years.

As a fitness training the last few years, this has been the roughest time of the year for people. Fitness wise. Health wise. And Stress wise.

And when those three things are out of wack and you’re out of your normal routine, weight gain can happen. Quickly!

It’s a big reason why New Years Resolutions are soo big. You gain 5-10-15 pounds over a 2-2.5 month period, and you want to lose it all in a week!

So, instead of making a crazy resolution on January 1st, let me help out a bit and share some tips to combat that unwanted weight gain this year.

1.

First, when eating, whether that’s out or with the family, focus your plate on protein and veggies. This helps you get fuller, faster.

Now, I’m not saying stay completely away from carbs (Carbs are great!), but carbs do not fill you like protein does. I would aim for your plate to be about 70-75% protein and veggies with about 25-30% carbs.

Also, drink a lot of water. Like, A LOT. Especially right before eating. It helps fill you up.

2.

Second, satisfy your cravings. But, do it smartly. Having one or two bites of pie is better than 2 slices. 1 homemade cookie is better than the tray. 1 glass of wine is better than the bottle.

Satisfying the craving you have in smaller portions will help you big time over the next few weeks.

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Just keep moving!

Exercise does not out do a bad diet. Again for the people in the back… exercise does not out do a bad diet.

But, it can help. And a tip I have is to try and work out as early as possible. One, working out boost your mood for the day. Two, people tend to play the game of “not wanting to waste a workout by eating junk the whole day”. Whatever works!!

Another small tip, is to try to get a walk in before and/or after a big meal. Even if it’s just down the block or around the corner.

Lastly, enjoy the holidays. Even if you have to ZOOM it all. Be safe. Be happy!