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I use it everyday without fail, sometimes twice per day. This dessert-like smoothie is made with libido-boosting foods like strawberries, peaches, pumpkin seeds, and, of course, chocolate! January 24, at 9: Pear Berry Weight-Loss Smoothie Rich ingredients like raspberries and avocado will help you stay full throughout the day when it comes to this pear berry weight-loss smoothie. If the athlete has consumed caffeine before, then I would recommend them having a small, potent, caffeine serving 10 minutes before their first heat and not after the CNS will be very active after the first heat anyway.
Putting the body in a parasympathetic state right before you train by eating carbs is so simple to deduce by understanding the basic functions of the body. Start trying to eat your last carb serving hours before you train, if you need more time, depending on your insulin sensitivity, eat your last carb serving hours prior to training.
March 13, at 5: Hey Nate, what do you think about carb bacloading for max strength and simultaneous fat burning? Seems to be working for some people. January 24, at I think Carb Backloading was developed by a very intelligent person and someone who I like to call a mentor — Kiefer John.
Does that make sense? Try Carb Backloading, if it works for you, great. January 25, at 5: Being a former higher level track athlete like you were, do you believe some of these same nutrition principles would have carryover to track and field performance, specifically the creatine supplementation relative to explosive efforts exerted during sprint events? I have track athletes I coach at the high school level who might run the , and in the same meet all within maybe a 2-hour timeframe.
Would creatine supplementation assist with this and if so how do you suggest implementation without running into cramping issues. Andy My experience with game day nutrition is to not introduce anything new to the body or routine during the competition.
I would have a great 30 minutes of focus and explode during warmups, then cramp during race and crash after the first heat. If the athlete has consumed caffeine before, then I would recommend them having a small, potent, caffeine serving 10 minutes before their first heat and not after the CNS will be very active after the first heat anyway.
January 25, at 6: Hi Nate, what about people who train first thing in the morning? How would you adjust this in order to fit their schedules? January 27, at 7: James- Easy one here. Eat a HUGE carb serving the night before, wake up, have protein only and a large serving of water to increase your blood pressure.
January 26, at Thank you for a great article! I learned things that I can implement immediately. JTS has been a powerful resource for me, so thank you for contributing as well! I understand this article is centered around maximal strength training, and my question may be a different beast altogether, so forgive me if this is too far off topic… My sport is mixed martial arts and often times training sessions may go upwards to hours.
At other times it is split between two hours sessions per day. I would like to still keep my energy level high throughout practice sessions. January 27, at January 28, at As usual, great article! I have applied principles from your other articles and felt great, both on the mat and in the weight room. January 31, at I have eaten 6 eggs before at 7: As always- take good research and experiment to get your best performance, faster.
February 02, at 3: I originally thought it was like carb backloading get the insulin spike out of the way that way sleep releases HGH. February 24, at 1: March 28, at 3: I can not emphasize enough the importance of consuming carbs while training — lots of them!!!! After a few shows it was hard to break from that mindset that Carbs were a No-No…so now getting in Powerlifting I was advise that if I want to lift heavier ….
Its just new to hear this!!! August 06, at August 12, at September 06, at 2: Have you read Alan aragons review of nutrient timing In jissn? September 07, at September 11, at 2: Am I to understand that I should be low carb at dinner then another hi-carb meal before bed?
Or only on training days. Your email address will not be published. Applications Incorporating these items into your routine should be simple, give your CNS every chance to regenerate and perform well, be smart about when you eat your carbs, and add some creatine to your drink while training. Thanks for writing nate, the visuals are fantastic as well.
What about just plain dextrose used as a carb while training? Hey Nate — great article. Thanks in advance Andy Reply. It tastes great yes, I've tried it too and mixes well with the fruits and nut milks she incorporates. The only downside for me is the stevia that is used as a sweetener. I don't like the aftertaste but I can live with it because the overall flavour is great. The only other negative is that My daughter finds that the Smoothie only temporarily satisfies her hunger and she is often hungry again an hour later.
We thought that a protein powder with so much protein would stave off hunger for longer. Maybe it's because the protein is veggie based and thus, metabolizes more quickly than a whey based protein powder. Every Morning "Part of my morning routine. Add a frozen banana, or frozen strawberries, and you're good to go. By Dawn Gardy on Friday, February 3, Every Morning " times a week, I enjoy a serving of Chocolate Vega One as a meal replacement for breakfast.
Tried shakeology and didn't like it. I prefer vega one over shakeology for both taste and cost. I've only tried to chocolate so far, vanilla is up next.
Every Morning "it's fine with me. Everyday,Every Morning "I take the mocha flavored nutritional shake, every morning. I usually mix it with wheat grass powder, and the taste is awesome - if you like coffee flavor. Quick, tasty and healthy. Great way to start the morning. By Michelle on Friday, November 4, Everyday,Every Morning "I use Vega meal replacement powders at least 5 mornings a week. I love the fact that I feel good about all the ingredients in these powders. Chocolate is my favourite, but honestly I have tried French Vanilla, Vanilla Chai, and Coconut Almond as well, and they were all good too!!
To me, it's totally worth it!! Every Morning "I have to admit, that it took a couple of times before I actually started to like this product. The first time I used it it was just with almond milk and I did not care for it.
I generally use it with a blender and add some frozen fruit. Cherries taste great with the chocolate as do bananas. I've always used either a magic bullet or a blender, or if I'm on the go a shaker cup and only ever with almond milk or coconut milk. I have a feeling it would not taste as smooth with water. Vitamart has the best prices on vega. Every Morning "I've used this product for years. It blends well with my Kefir and fruit in the morning. I'm not a breakfast person so this allows me to get going in the morning with a delish smoothie!
After Exercise "I will never buy the coconut almond one. Please do not buy it. It doesn't taste like coconut almond.
I tried mixing it with other things to make it taste a bit better but it did not work lol. I will try the chooclate one next time. Everyday,Before Bed "I go to the gym every morning and I drink these smoothies every day as my dinner: My recipe is 1 scoop Vega One, 1 tbsp chia seeds, cups spinach.
I would recommend Vega One to everyone. It is so convenient and full of everything I need, and it tastes awesome. Every Morning "I would not buy this Vega product again. I find it highly overrated and not worth the money. I ended up mixing maca and collagen powder in it, as on it's own it gave me, aside from a filling aspect, no noticeable benefits. Normally I use fresh veggies and fruits and get e better boost and a real tasting product. I found the Vega taste artificial and the texture of the shake pulpy rather than what I get with fresh produce.
Everyday "I like that Vega is plant based and you don't get that powdery taste in your mouth like many additives of this sort. Everyday,Every Morning "This product is amazing in every possible way. My energy level is higher, I experience less muscles soreness than before, faster recovery time.
Taste is great and it is GMO free.. Every Morning "I mixed this with my vitamins, some frozen fruit and yogurt in my magic bullet in the morning before work and it kept me full until lunch. It is low calorie and doesn't taste too bad.
Everyday,Between Meals,Every Morning " We rarely have any issues with what flavors we pick although we do have favorites like: Berry, Vanilla Chai, French Vanilla and Natural The other flavors are okay but with what we add in our smoothies we find the taste is not as appealing.
Because we are vegan and have health issues. It is VERY important that we get an excellent product that fills our nutritional needs. Thus Vega All-In-One comes to the rescue. By Jonathan on Tuesday, January 12, Between Meals "Natural flavor tastes bad. After Exercise,Everyday "It tastes great and is very effective. Every Morning "They changed the formula.. Now it is watery and the taste isn't there. Every Morning "taste great" Would you buy this product again?
By Doodles on Friday, October 23, Every Morning "I like the Vega brand and have used other products of theirs in the past. My biggest complaint with this product and other flavours in the Vega One Nutritional Shake line is the taste. Almost all that I have tried with the exception of chocolate have a bad flavour with a chemically aftertaste. I bought 8 containers and I am not looking forward to finishing them. Next time I will stick with regular protein powder.
After Exercise,Everyday "The gas and bloating is probably due to me being Lactose Intolerant and very sensitive to gassy foods like broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and carrots. The price is pretty steep normally buy it when it goes on sale. Have used a lot of other products but this one seems to work and taste the best.
Between Meals "I take this when I'm hungry but don't want to eat a full meal-which would make me tired. I first tried mixing with only cold tap water and it came out tasting terrible, with chickpea as the strongest scent and a slight aftertaste of french vanilla I did BUY the vanilla one but it's barely present since the other ingredients aren't scentless.
The biggest problem with my vega one is the horrible texture and mouthfeel that apparently they've improved. I don't think so! It leaves this grainy horribly scratchy feeling in the back of my throat as if I haven't chewed my food properly before swallowing. I mixed this again with milk and strawberry Yop as well as Daily Cleanse that I also got from Vitamart and it tasted much better. I used less vega one when mixing with other stuff since I didn't want to make my shake too high in calories, but the strawberry Yop really did a GREAT job of improving the flavor.
I'm going to do that with the Natural flavor next time. Every Morning "It's a sad day in our house. We've used VO Berry in our smoothies every morning for the past 5 years.
This morning I made smoothies from a new container and holy smokes, is it ever disgusting. I can understand "tweaking" a product but this new addition bears no resemblance to the old one.
It's a sad day Tastes great and you can feel the benefits of the drink within minutes of taking. I even use Vega One as a hangover cure on those fuzzy saturday mornings and it works great! Every Morning "I first bought these shakes about a year ago and I enjoyed the French vanilla and vanilla chai flavours.
I ran out of the French vanilla and unfortunately had to buy the new flavour, which was horrible and I had to mix with my older vanilla chai to make it palatable. I am disappointed that the flavour was changed so significantly and now I will choose to find another product as all of the ratings show the flavour has gone downhill. Everyday "I have always loved the taste of all the Vega One Nutritional Shakes and I have been taking them for a couple of years now twice a day.
I tried the "new formula" Vanilla Chai and at first I was convinced there was something wrong with the tub I opened, so I opened another tub and it was the same awful taste! I have returned the two tubs I bought and am waiting for a refund.
I purchased 7 tubs of the old formula and I'm not sure what I will do when they are gone because I am afraid to try any of the other new formula tubs. I asked Vita Mart if they had samples of the other new flavours but they never sent me any Everyday "Could barely swallow it, tastes horrible.
I have not tried any flavour other than Chocolate so I can't say how it compares. Every Morning "I have been using Vega One in lieu of breakfast five days a week for approximately four years. I had suffered from IBS like symptoms for many years with bloating and discomfort as well as acid reflux. Using Vega One as my breakfast choice mixed with water, as well as a diet of mostly fruits, vegetables, protein and grains as well as regular exercise has changed my health to the best in my life.
I credit Vega One with balancing my bacteria in my tummy and I recommend it to anyone that will listen. It just makes me feel so much better and healthier. It also assists in the maintenance of a healthy diet. However, I cannot drink it mixed with water alone, which means that I am adding additional calories to my shake routine when I use Vanilla Chai. In short, the chocolate is tolerable with water, but Vanilla Chai is just too sweet, grainy, and chalky mixed with water.
Love it blended with a spoon of peanut butter and half a banana. Everyday "I have a shake for lunch along with an apple, and a small green salad. It is very convenient, and keeps me feeling full and satisfied until dinner. After Exercise "Vega is the best vegetable based protein powder I have tried. But I didnt really like Coconut Amlond flavour. Every Morning "Love Vega One. Always seem to feel healthier when it's part of my regular breakfast routine. My favorite flavors are Vanilla Chai and Chocolate.
The Berry isn't great and the new Coconut Almond is absolutely terrible tastes medical and nothing like coconuts or almonds. Does not mix great. Recommend blending with fruit and almond milk in a Magic Bullet for a great start to the day. Every Morning "Vega is the best vegetable based protein powder I have tried to date both in terms of flavor and cost - especially at the great price offered by Vitamart" Would you buy this product again?
Everyday,Every Morning "Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a dietary supplement that you can take everyday and feel good about it. Great with mixed frozen fruit, coconut water and almond milk. Every Morning "Vega One is the real deal.
Vega One streamlined my life. Vanilla Chai is great. Chocolate and Vanilla are nice standbys. Berry is weird solo but delicious with choco protein and almond milk. Every Morning "Great value from vitamart, especially when you have a discount code.
Product itself is great, and is a well balanced shake, but we have tried 4 flavours now of the new formula and they are all a bit grainy and tough to get down Vanilla has been the best so far. I don't really expect great taste, though, from something that actually has lots of nutrients and greens, so have no problem mixing with water and chugging down.
We will keep buying as it's probably the best all in one nutritional shake if looking for plant based products. Shipping time is amazing from Vitamart, and ordering is really convenient.
Typically on our doorstep in BC within days. Everyday "My problem wasn't with the product, but rather the delivery time. When I first began ordering from Vitamart, I received the product I ordered within a couple of days- literally, oftentimes in two days! Now it takes about a week. Half the reason why I purchase from Vitamart is this unbelievable shipping time, as the same products are available down the street.
Regarding the product, I don't notice any difference at all physically, but it tastes good and I assume by the ingredients that it's healthy. By Mario on Saturday, January 10, By Stephen Forbes on Tuesday, January 6, Every Morning "I've been using Vega products for probably close to 3 years now. I use this particular product every morning, mixed with frozen fruits, and almond milk, and it tastes great.
Its something I look forward too every morning! After Exercise "I really liked how this product tasted however I feel like the amount of nutrients and protein per serving is way too low.
Also it caused my acne to flare up which was definitely not expected. Everyday "Although the taste was bearable,it was not pleasant. I have found that regardless of which flavour I have tried, I suffer immense gas and bloating afterwards. Not sure what causes it, if it is the proteins or enzymes or who knows.
I have used other vegan based all-in-one supplements and not had this experience. Everyday "Started with the sample-pak size just to see how I am with it. You have to drink lots of water and don't down it too quickly as it is high in fiber and can be too much on your system all at once if you are not use to it. It's high fiber, high protein and low carb. Makes a nice smoothie with added fruit. Tastes good using only water. You don't have to use milk or milk alternative if you want to lower your calorie intake.
You get used to it and it's filling enough to last till your next meal. After Exercise,Between Meals "I can't say I see a direct difference in my energy level when I use this product but I feel so good knowing I am getting all that good stuff in my body! I also use this because of the level of protein. Tides me over and keeps my blood sugar even. By karin clark on Friday, September 12, After Exercise,Everyday "really good flavor, mixes well with no lumps, ate after workouts for my morning meal, and it was enough to carry me through to lunch with no need for snacking" Would you buy this product again?
Yes Verified by Vitamart Purchaser Was this review helpful? Every Morning "Easy to take. I use it for a meal replacement in the morning. Every Morning "I use this every morning instead of making breakfast. I find I have more energy and don't get as hungry as I use to. Love the flavour too. I'm a 69 yr. In my practice as an addiction counsellor, specializing in holistic health and food addiction, I often recommend these products.
By Monica on Sunday, July 27, Every Morning "I mix two scoops of vega with half cup almond milk, a whole banana and a splash of orange juice for my boyfriend and I each morning. We both noticed an increase in our energy levels, especially at first. I like the fact that it doesn't have a strong flavor. Tastes like whatever you mix it with. Bananas are best to mask the minor "green" flavor. I like the fact that it packs in so many of your daily nutrients in one scoop. We've made this part of our morning routine now for a few months.
While vitamart prices are the best I've seen anywhere, i still think it's expensive, especially since at two scoops a day, it doesn't last very long. My only complaint is that I just wish it was a little cheaper! Every Morning "I really like Vega products, and this one worked well for me.
I like to cycle through different vegan protein powders, and I feel good coming back to this one for all the added vitamins I don't supplement daily most of the time. Here's the kicker - I've been off sugar for over a year, so anything sweeter than a grape or a banana is too sweet for me. They do use stevia, so there isn't a sugar surge from it, but I find the sweetness off-putting.
However, their Unflavored powder is delightful. IT has a hint of sweetness, a hint of vanilla, no overpowering grass or grain taste and it blends well with fruit and water. If you are sweet-sensitive, try it out!! I wanted a product that gave me the balanced, clean nutrition I needed and did a lot of research on the subject before choosing Vega One.
Vega One is wonderful. When my doctor asked me what I had changed in order to get the awesome results I told her Vega One. She laughed and said that she uses Vega One too! How's that for an endorsement!
I use it everyday without fail, sometimes twice per day. The berry nutritional shake is fantastic with juice or water. You feel it immediately - energy, digestion, and overall great health. Also love the Vega One bars. I keep one in my purse whenever I go out so that I have something nutritious and tasty with me at all times.
I wholeheartedly endorse this product. Every Morning "Great product and shipping. I was introduced to Vega One by a friend who was researching veganism. My family had just started the journey into the vegan lifestyle, and I was looking to get more energy, etc.