The Truth About Protein Shakes

Protein Shake

Hello Friends, hope you are great and enjoying the journey. I get asked about fast and easy snacks everyday, and want to take this opportunity to shed some light in this area. I hope this will help answer any questions you may have about protein shakes, for use as mid-am/pm snacks(not meals)!.

Protein Shakes: Good or Bad?

Many bodybuilders, fitness models, and even celebrities endorse protein shakes in advertisements. It has become accepted that these shake are needed, so they have become one of the top-used dietary supplements.

But are protein shakes good or bad?

The answer to this question depends on many factors, such as who will be using protein shakes, for what goals, and compared to what. In this article, I will cover these points and give you the information you need to choose if protein shakes are right for you.

Protein Shakes Pros and Cons

Shakes can be a good way to take in extra protein and calories for someone who is looking to gain more muscle. Shakes taste good and they are affordable, fast, and easy. I feel the best time to use them is on a gaining cycle, or even a maintaining cycle. Additionally, I still recommend that most of that person’s protein intake comes from real food such as eggs, beef, chicken, turkey, fish, and the like.

When it comes to losing fat and becoming leaner, I do not recommend protein shakes. Most shakes are milk-based (whey comes from milk), and for many reasons milk products seem to impede fat loss. As a matter of fact, bodybuilders, fitness models, and so on use no protein shakes when they are trying to become as lean as possible. Instead, they stick to real food such as egg whites and white-meat chicken to get the protein they need.

Another problem I have with protein shakes is that many contain more carbohydrates than protein. One top brand has 25 grams of protein and 60 grams of carbohydrates. That’s not really a protein powder; it’s a carbohydrate powder with some protein in it.

Also, many people experience gas, bloating, water retention, and so forth when using protein shakes.

So if you want to build up, you should get most of your protein from real food. Then add some protein drinks between meals, after workouts, etc.

However, if you want to lose fat and become lean, you should eat real foods such as egg whites, chicken, fish, and tempeh.

Enjoy everyday and know that each thing counts, no matter how small you may think it is. You can achieve all you want in this life by just being present and in the moment!

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