Usually my question to them is, “Why do you think you need a protein shake?” But I know the response. Guys are constantly being bombarded with ads for the latest greatest protein powder that promises to pack on lean muscle tissue in weeks! They end up convinced that using protein shakes or bars is the ONLY way to gain muscle when, in fact, not only is this completely wrong, but if your protein bar or shake contains Soy Protein, then you are actually RESTRICTING your ability to absob protein and minerals from your diet!
YEP YOU HEARD ME! SOY IS CAUSING A RESTRICTED CAPACITY FOR YOUR BODY TO ABSORB PROTEIN AND MINERALS
Also, Soy contains plant Estrogens. These chemicals are very similar to human oestrogen and can therefore upset the body’s balance of estrogen to testosterone – effectively reducing your MUSCLE BUILDING HORMONE!!!
You can read or listen to more info about soy here
So, get off your garbage protein powders and go and eat some real food people!
If you want that post workout meal, prepare it the night before or earlier that day. By far the easiest way to cook all your meals for the day is to prepare them in one big batch. I have no problem eating the same meal 2 or 3 times in one day. The other option is to use a base ingredient such as a beef stew and add different spices and/or vegetables to it in order to change it up.
Buy a slow cooker. This is a great way to prepare meals with very little effort. For the students reading this, why not have everyone in your house chip in a few pounds each to buy one. Not only will you find it easier to get more protein (if that’s what you need) but you will actually be improving your health!
If you still feel the need to use a protein supplement for those times when you are just in too much or a rush, or you get caught out with no food around, then i would use a product like Vital Whey which is made using whey from grass fed cows milk and treated at a very low temperature to minimise loss of vital nutrients. You can google Vital Whey or head over to www.red23.com where you can buy it.
As usual, if you have any questions, just let me know!
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