6 FAQ’s I get about protein supplements with answers.
Question 1: Who can use protein powder supplements?
Answer: Protein can be used by anyone wanting either fat loss, muscle gain or that desires to create a healthier lifestyle. Every person including the general population can consume protein powder for a great meal anytime.
Question 2: (Mostly from females) Will protein powder bulk me up?
Answer: Every single one of my clients from 13 to 74 years old or older who wants to lose fat is currently supplementing with some type of a protein powder. Look for one high in protein and low in calories, fat and carbohydrates. Shoot for one with at least 20g of protein, less than 130 calories, and less than a couple grams of carbs and fat. Also make sure it contains for natural ingredients and try to stay away from excess sugar and artificial sweeteners. So in short, no it will not bulk you up.
Question 3: Why Should I take a protein supplement?
Answer: Have you ever been in a rush before? Do you ever feel like not cooking? Do you have trouble preparing meals for breakfast, before school/work, or even when you just need to bring a quick meal with you somewhere? Protein powder is one of the best tasting, most convenient meals you can imagine. Whether you need to get more or less calories in for the day, this is an optimal choice. Have it on the go, or whenever you feel the need to indulge!
Question 4: What kind of protein should I buy?
Answer: I won’t go into too much detail with the specifics but if you have any in depth questions please feel free to message me. There are many different types of protein supplements that you can use depending on your goals. Whey protein is generally a safe choice for all people including the general population looking for an “anytime” meal. In the right combinations it can even be used before bed. A few different types include Whey, Casein, Egg, Hemp, Pea and Rice, etc. If you are true vegan please be aware of the whey casein and egg. You guys are a little different and you may need to substitute vegetable, hemp pea or rice protein powder etc. in the mix.
Question 5: When should I take my protein supplement?
Answer: Again, Anyplace, anytime, anywhere. Consume this with your breakfast, pre and post workout meals, or as a quick meal or before bed. Protein supplements are very versatile. I don’t want to confuse you, but to get the most use out of it, it depends on what type you use, how much, and when.
Question 6: What does a protein supplement taste like and how do I eat/drink it?
Answer: Protein Powder tastes incredible. Every person I have ever given it too including my mom loves it. There are just too many ways to enjoy it. I am actually in the process of writing a book (taking a lot longer than expected because of the active lifestyle!) that offers plenty of recipes. In this I have delicious protein muffins, cookies, bars, brownies, shakes and more! Some of the recipes include things like chocolate peanut butter brownies, eggnog milkshakes, and banana pancakes.
These 6 questions are some of the most common things I get asked on a daily basis about protein powder. Whether the question is from the average gym rat, a relative, or a new client etc. they are all always so curious about this supplement and the true facts about it. If you have never tried it before, it can obviously be great for any on the go meal, when in a rush, or when you are having cravings.
I know, I’m sad too because I don’t see most of you on a daily basis so I can’t give you a couple scoops of mine to try. But don’t let this stop you. With the right protein powder recipe you may find your new healthy go to deserts. Obviously, if you have any food allergies you should consult your health care provider before consuming any new supplement, or even any new food at all while we are on the subject.