The 5 Must Do’s For Protein Newbies!
Protein is a key part of the modern day diet. It is essential for every part of our wellbeing, and we all need a fair amount of it every day.
But maintaining a healthy, regular amount of protein in our daily output is easier said than done. And with the recent health warnings about various meats and their carcinogenic side effects, more and more people are turning to protein supplements to ensure a healthy intake whilst minimising the risks.
The ‘bulk building’ image of protein has been shattered, and the wider world are now wiser to the fact that protein is absolutely essential to our long term health, and whilst it can be used to give us cosmetic benefits in the short term, this is a fraction of its positive impact a healthy amount of protein can have on our lives.
Here are a few Must Try’s if you, like millions of others, are starting to take seriously the use of protein powders, and are incorporating them into your diet:
IGNORE MARKETING, ABSORB NUTRITIONAL INFO!
When protein was only for body builders, the manufacturers were monitored loosely, and could make sales simply by promising mass gains. Now, people read what is in them. Choose a reputable brand, and follow their packaging advice but use your own initiative in regards to what your goals are and what your wider diet involves.2.
TRY MIXING IT WITH WATER
OK, most protein brands taste ok without being delicious and mixing it with milk makes it that bit sweeter. But reputable, quality brands do taste ok with water. Most newbies start with milk and can get stuck with this formula, but this can add considerable fat and can make it hard to digest. This can lead to (amongst other unpleasant side effects!), tiredness, lethargy and a lack of appetite, and be off putting when it comes to ongoing healthy use. Protein with water is an acquired taste, but after a few goes, you get used to it, and your digest system will thank you for it later.
DON’T BE SCARED TO TAKE HALF MEASURES
The packets offer guidance, not strict regulation. Be sensible based on your goals and also your protein diet through other means.
Protein supplements can be in many forms. Tablets, porridge supplements… Mix it up! You can sprinkle some on most dinners or mix some into a smoothly if it helps get your daily intake. Be creative!
ASK FOR A TRIAL
Often people start taking protein and they choose a brand that doesn’t agree with them, or doesn’t taste nice. This can be off putting, especially if you have just paid over £30 for a whole tub! Message us here for a trial pack of any of the brands we represent. You’ll have 1-2 shakes from it and can decide if you want to part with some of your hard earned cash before committing.