Sometimes eating your full day’s worth of meals just isn’t in the cards. Here’s what to do when you can’t fit it all in!
It has happened to everybody: You’re busy, you look at the clock, and you realize you missed a meal, or you’re going to be forced to skip one.
First thing: Don’t stress out or beat yourself up about it. Just like workouts, the most important thing is that you are consistent most of the time with hitting the daily calories or macros you have calculated in the V Shred app for IOS or Android.
A missed workout or meal here and there won’t cancel out the dozens of workouts or meals that went right. Your progress happens in the big picture, not the small one.
How to Make a Meal Replacement
There’s no true replacement for a meal, but you totally missed one, you can always add a bit more to the portions at your next meal or two. If that won’t work, that is where protein shakes come in handy!
It’s always a good idea to keep some Sculpt Nation Protein around so that you can at least meet your protein target. After all, this is the macro that matters most!
Every part of your body uses protein to grow and function, and if you don’t get enough protein, your body can suffer and even start shedding muscle instead of fat!
Whether you are doing our Clean Bulk program to pack on muscle or our fat loss plans like Move and Fat Loss Extreme for Men or Women — hitting your daily protein goals is most important, and a protein shake or two is way better than nothing.
You can just shake up a scoop with water, or if you have a blender on hand, here are a few great recipes that will create a more balanced meal. You can also find lots of easy recipe protein shake recipes within our V Shred app for IOS or Android and our Facebook Group for Men and Women.
Missing meals can also make it challenging to ensure you get all the necessary nutrients your body needs. It might also be a good idea to supplement with our Sculpt Nation GREENS, which have several servings of fruits and vegetables per scoop.
You can drink them alone, but may of our clients love the taste of mixing them with protein. Give this duo a try the next time you have to miss a meal!
What If Skipping Meals Happening Frequently?
If you are skipping meals just because you aren’t hungry, check out our article Should I Keep Eating if I’m Full? for helpful suggestions.
But if you are skipping meals for any other reason and find this happening over and over again, maybe your meal plan — or lack thereof — is the problem.
That’s why we have a team of nutritionists at V Shred making custom diet plans that can work around people’s busy schedules.