“By increasing my protein intake, I wasn’t as ‘hangry’ all the time, and I wouldn’t binge and eat junk food when I was bored or ‘thought’ I was hungry. I felt hungry more often, just due to my workouts, but I felt fuller when I would eat, even with smaller portions. I also noticed a difference in how fast I would recover from workouts. My endurance steadily improved, and I had enough energy to work out more consistently.
“After every workout, I’d have protein with water or almond milk always. I like to make morning smoothies with greens, almond milk, Greek yogurt, protein powder, oats, and a fruit.” — Mimi Sandoval, 30, lost 35 pounds