By the way, I just saw Tim Ferris on Doctor Oz and thought about some of his recommendations. The one that really stuck with me was the idea of taking in 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up. Do you do this? If so, how do you get in so much protein? I drank a shake yesterday morning with a mixture of soft tofu, plain yogurt, and fruit. I am still not sure if I made that threshold.
I like to keep moving in the morning before driving to work (or I get distracted and surf the web etc) so I use a protein based meal replacement from a company in the uk called myprotein ( http://www.myprotein.com/uk/products/true_mrp
) and mix in some fibre and have with water. This has been my breakfast for over a year and helpfully has 40g of protein in it, as well as vitamins and carbs. They do a really nice chocolate mint flavour which I am used to. I originally found the product and tried it out as an unsuccessful attempt at losing weight.
Now I also get my other protein from myprotein, which I use to top up my daily protein intake to 1.25g per lb of muscle. Their stuff is very low carb though, so I have to remember to take carbs which the AS on SLD makes easy for me to forget - then I wonder why I lose concentration
The cheaper protein I bought on offer actually had a fair amount of sugar in it which meant I could exist for longer in the day on just that.
I take my extra protein as four scoops of their powder with 300 ml of water mixed in their shaker - it mixes easily, although I found their Strawberry flavour a bit sickly - I'm finishing smooth chocolate and have another 1Kg of Chocolate Mint Whey Protein and 1Kg of Unflavoured.