How to Use Protein Shakes

How To Use Protein Shakes For Weight Loss & Muscle Building

It’s honesty hour here - if you’re working hard in the gym, it is probably a no brainer to think that you’ll bigger muscles will begin growing. However, if you’re not as in tune with yourself in the kitchen as you are in the gym, you are really doing yourself a disservice. It is good to begin learning about proteins, fats, and carbs (remember - carbs aren’t the enemy!). If muscle growth is one of the primary goals, it is especially important to look at your protein intake. 


Protein is essential for repairing and rebuilding damaged muscles. Depending on certain financial, health, or spiritual reasons, it can sometimes be difficult to hit the recommended 1.4-2g of protein per pound of boydweight. 


What Are Protein Powders?

There are so many different types of protein powders available and information to go along with them. Some of the most popular protein powdwers include: whey, casein, and now pea protein for those who are plant based. Many protein powders also contain additional ingredients that are big in the sports nutrition world: creatine, L-Carnitie, and different enzymes / probiotics. 


How to Use Protein Shakes to Lose Weight

When looking to lose some weight, protein is an important nutrient to help support a healthy metabolism and reduce appetite. Protein powder can be mixed with water. Protein powder that then turns into a protein shake generally helps to keep you feeling satisfied and release satiety hormones. It also can help curb hunger throughout the day. Along with keeping your metabolism going and fueling up, a high-protein diet can help with muscle building and energy production. Adding this high-fuel combo can be a great way to build muscle and lose weight. 


How to Use Protein Shakes for Muscle Building 

Protein powder and shakes can also be used for muscle building. Protein shakes are mainly used as an additional source of protein and energy needed in order to build muscle. Unlike for losing weight, protein shakes with muscle building in mind are to only add more protein intake to your daily regiment rather than curb hunger while still providing more protein. There are many protein powders that have different amino acids within them that largely assist in the process of building muscle. Protein shakes may also have repairing and recovering qualities that assist in helping your muscles bounce back more quickly.


When and How Much?

The question of all questions and we’re here to give you the answer of all answers. There’s a lot of different data that says a lot of different things. Firstly, you’ll need to consider your overall goals: muscle building? Lose weight? If you’re looking to lose weight, it is recommended to drink your protein shake in the morning to give your metabolism a boost and keep it up all day long. It can also help reduce hunger. If you’re looking to put on some muscle, it is recommended to take your protein within 45 minutes before or after workout - for some people it works better before and some works best after. Muscle tissue also changes with age, so it is important to keep age in mind as a factor as well. 

Train Hard & Protein Hard

When we train hard and want to make sure to reep the benefits as best we can. Ensuring a solid protein intake is definitely one to be considerate of. Stay true to your goals, your protein intake accordingly, and can only go up from here! 


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