Getting enough high quality Protein is super important even if you are not trying to build muscle.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Protein supports weight loss
- Protein helps curb appetite
- Protein helps to build and repair muscle, cells, bones
- Protein is necessary for the formation of antibodies, enzymes and hormones
Why Protein Powder Makes Sense
I prefer to get my protein from “whole foods” like Fish, Eggs, Beef and Chicken as much as possible.
However, life is super busy right now with 2 young children and making whole food meals is not always in the cards. And those store bought protein bars and shakes are loaded with all kinds of crap I don’t want junking up my body.
So in order to get enough high quality protein in my diet, I supplement with
When Do I Drink Power Shakes?
Sometimes I’ll have one for breakfast. The mornings are always hectic with getting ready for work and getting the kids ready for school so a power shake is perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast. From start to finish it only takes about 2 minutes to get some clean healthy protein in my body for breakfast and it tastes delicious!
I usually have another at some point later in the day like right after work if I’m really hungry and have the urge to snack before dinner or as a healthy replacement for a refined sugar filled dessert. I’ve found a chocolate power shake really takes the edge off when I want to eat something like ice cream after dinner.
What type of Protein Powder?
For me, nothing beats
I’ve been supplementing with
I stopped taking
This can be a bit tricky because everyone is different. I personally eat about 20-40 grams of
Chris Kresser wrote a great article here which gives some guidelines on how many grams of protein per day you may want to target depending on certain factors. Mark Sisson also wrote this article which gives some really good guidance on how much Protein certain types of individuals should target as a starting point.
Weight Loss And
When I finally convinced my wife Jodie to try a protein shake for breakfast instead of the usual toast, bagel or skipping breakfast, she quickly saw some amazing results and so did her colleagues at work! Within a couple weeks people at work were asking her what she was doing to lose weight and her clothes didn’t fit her any longer.
Try 1 Power Shake per day for breakfast with about 20 grams of
What Brand Of
My brand of choice right now is BodyLogix. I love the taste, it’s probably the best tasting
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