The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Stock up on:  Protein Powder

Let’s get this straight from the beginning… You absolutely DON’T need supplements to lose weight successfully. But protein powder is not a supplement, it’s an ingredient or a meal (depending on how you use it).

Protein powder comes in various varieties, and it’s not too important which one you use, except that it should be good quality (a reputable brand) and it should be almost totally PROTEIN – many of these powders are loaded with carbohydrates and other things you aren’t looking for.

So what can you do with it?

Well, protein powder makes a great diet-friendly meal or snack on its own mixed with water or milk.

It keeps you feeling full for a long time due to the protein content. You can also add it to smoothies, or add it to egg and banana pancakes if you want to change the flavour a bit.

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Protein powder is a great food to have on hand in situations where you need a quick meal or snack too.

Find your favourite brand and flavour, and start substituting one meal per day with a shake, and you’ll see the scale begin to move.

Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

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