PROTEIN - THE HEALTHY WAY
Before going out and just buying any protein shakes you first need to know if you need any more protein in your diet than what you are already taking, depending on what kind of training and exercise you do or what you are going to do will depend on what kind of protein you may or may not need.
Protein is an important building block of, bones muscles, cartilage, skin and blood, there are many different types of protein in the body and all have different jobs from each other, some protein cells fight infection others build and repair tissues, protein enzymes control the rate of chemical reactions in the body and the list goes on.
The recommended amount of protein for individuals who don’t exercise on a daily basis is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight or 0.36 grams of protein per pound which is around 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man and 46 grams for the average sedentary women.
Protein can be ingested into the body in many ways such as animal sources, nuts, bean’s, and protein power or bars, if you are wanting to add size and strength then it is good to start on a whey protein for the first six weeks then move on to a more protein and carbohydrate concentrated shake and remember the body can only take in so much protein at a time, what doesn’t get used will turn into fat so make sure you don’t overload on protein in one sitting by splitting the amount your taking throughout the day, if you are wanting to loose weight or tone up then a diet whey or a low calorie shake would be more suitable for you but don’t think that if you cut down on the normal amount of protein that you should be taking daily will help you to loose weight because it wont, protein helps to repair muscle after a workout and muscle burns fat.
Having shakes or other forms of protein is not enough on its own you still need to exercise and eat healthy it will only result in adding unwanted weight, so now you have some basic information on protein you can decide if you need to up or decrease your protein intake and what is best for your body’s needs.
If you are thinking about trying Juice Plus or any other type of Fasting to loose weight fast you should know its not good for the body regardless of what the promoters might tell you, they are designed to add all the nutrients, vitamins, carbohydrates and protein into the body faster by breaking down of food through the use of liquid meals which is true but they also burn through the body faster therefore they don’t provide you with enough energy for the day and defiantly not enough for exercising, loosing weight that fast isn’t good for the body ether and once you have finished Fasting you will find that you start putting all that weight back on just as fast then having to start all over again they can also have the reverse affect due to the fact that their not filling and will leave you craving for other foods so stay away from them exercising and eating healthy is still the best way to loose weight gradually and you will find it easer to maintain your desired weight once you have achieved it .
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you have found it helpful. If you need any further information please don’t hesitate to catch up with me at Low Wood Club