Protein Powder

Breakfast concoction

Hello!

How are you all going today? It is a beautiful day out today here, we have been for a walk and hopefully will get to have a splash in the ocean pool later.

When I was training clients, I would frequently be asked about protein powder. What it was? Should they use it? Why or why not? What types of powders should they use?

I have to admit I rarely use protein powder. I do currently own one protein powder which I put into smoothies from time to time. It is a pea-based protein with more natural ingredients. But it doesn’t taste that great or mix that well. I love the taste of many of the casein and whey based protein powders but I discovered last year that they contribute to my skin breaking out. So I really haven’t found one that works for me.

Also I really have been moving away from processed foods as much as possible. And my goals do not include bulking up. My protein needs are met through my diet, without the addition of extra protein.

With all of that said, there are advantages and many uses for protein powder. It can be a useful food supplement even for those who are not working out. (Source: proteinpulver). It is also really easy to use. You can mix it with milk or water and drink it, or cook with it in  pancakes, cookies, muffins- you name it. Great for upping the protein content on your baked goods. (Source: proteinpulver)

In terms of recommendations for protein powder, I always advise people to do their own research. It is very much a personal choice and I’m not a rep for any powders or that educated on all of the different ones out there. There are so many different kinds of powders for different goals and with different forms of proteins dominating their ingredients. They definitely can be an important source of nutrition for people wanting to up their protein intake. They are in no way essential parts of a healthy diet, however.

Do you use protein powder? If so, why or why not? What are your goals and how does it help you?

Jess xxoxox

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18 Responses to Protein Powder

    • Yeah I went through a phase where I was using it constantly! I also loved the taste of the one I was using… might have been more of the motivation.

  1. I use protein powder after lifting weights because it’s just so gosh darn convenient. I can pack it in my bag the night before and I can control the calories/macros SO easily. Then again, I wanna lift weights and get HY-OOG, so maybe my goals are different than others’ 🙂
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  2. Have you ever tried sunwarrior’s raw, plant based protein? Seriously it is one of the only protein powders I have found that I absolutely love. I only use it for smoothies & such but it doesn’t make my stomach hurt or skin break out. Just an FYI. haha
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  3. I’ve only used protein powder when ‘dieting’. At fat camp years ago it was one of our snack options (pure protein powder – no carbs) but I’ve tried ‘softer’ versions when on weightloss diets using ‘shakes’ and the like.
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    • Yeah, my Mum used them for dieting too. She was replacing two meals a day at one stage and ended up getting sick. So she stopped with the meal replacements. Definitely good if you’re after a quick kick in weight loss, but not so healthy long term.

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