My LOVE affair with Protein Powder

OK, here we go. Those of you who know me well or have followed me for a while know I love protein. It is a huge part of looking lean, toned and fit.Your body uses protein to build lean muscle and burn more calories. Most people dont eat enough protein in the first place so a shake or adding protein powder to food is a great way to add it into your diet.  I drink one every afternoon between lunch and dinner. This stops me from snacking all afternoon until dinner. It keeps my blood sugar stable which is a key to getting fit.

I have tried so many brands. I get tons of  samples of protein sent to me and I wanted to make sure when IF I backed ANY I backed the best. After months and months of comparing labels, ingredients and taste I have settled have fell in love with About Time AND Quest Protien. They are the only two I use. (This is an update to a previous post) Quest Protein is new to the market but I have developed a made obsession with it. It mixes thick even just with almond milk, bakes well, uses quality ingredients, and has GREAT FLAVORS.  About time has vegan options and is 100 percent all natural. Both are low calorie (About 100 calories), low sodium, low sugar, low fat and alot of flavors to choose.

So do yourself a favor and get some good quality protein.

Here are a few brands no matter what I DONT SUGGEST: muscle milk, EAS, most anything the regular grocery store/walmart sells. Its low grade protein which means your body cant digest up to 60 % of the protein.

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For Quest Protein: Click on the following link to order the best new protein in town!


For about time use my DISCOUNT CODE on tryabouttime.com : delishfit for 25% off – AND MY CODE WORKS ALL THE TIME!

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They even do sample packets so you can decide what you like the best

If you don’t believe me about the benefits of protein powder check out these 5 fitness facts below on the benefits of protein powder.

5 REASONS TO DRINK PROTEIN POWDER

 

Lose Fat and Preserve Muscle

Have you reduced your caloric intake hoping to shed some flab? If so, you might be interested to learn that researchers in Minnesota conducted a 12-week study where subject’s daily caloric intake was reduced by 500 calories. They then gave some participants whey and the rest were given an isocaloric mix beverage. Those consuming whey lost a significantly greater amount of body fat (6.1% total) and better preserved their muscles. If you have an urge to snack on something, try a whey protein bar.

Reduce Hunger

Hungry? Whey could help you reduce hunger and avoid developing a King of Queens character Doug Heffernan-like physique. Australian researchers had 28 obese men consume four different drinks. Those who consumed the beverage containing 50 grams of whey had significantly reduced levels of ghrelin (a hormone that tells your brain you’re hungry) up to four hours later. So instead of munching on unhealthy party snacks, drink a protein shake beforehand.

Fight Cancer

Cancer is a lethal lottery that’s touched far too many family trees. Fortunately, there are ways to protect against it. One way is to get regular screenings for the specific type of cancer that may run in your family. Various studies have also concluded that whey protein may help in the fight against some common forms of cancer including prostate and colon. If you’re at risk, remember to get screened, listen to the advice of your medical professionals, and consider including whey protein in your diet.

Coping with Stress

Are you feeling stressed? Don’t even think about reaching for liquor because studies conducted in the Netherlands appear to have found a far better alternative for those vulnerable to stress. Researchers put 58 subjects through experimental stress and found that those who consumed whey protein experienced fewer symptoms of depression and seemed in a better mood than those who did not. They concluded that there were likely changes in the brain serotonin. Instead of drowning your sorrows in booze, opt for a refreshing whey protein shake.

Improved Immune System

Want to improve your immune system? University of Alberta researchers found that male subjects involved in strenuous aerobic activity suffered from significantly reduced glutathione levels that could impact on such things as the nervous, gastrointestinal, and immune systems. However, they also discovered that by supplementing with whey protein, the subjects experienced a significantly lesser reduction in glutathione levels. If you like extended cardio sessions, but don’t want to risk a reduction of glutathione levels, combat those effects with whey.

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FACTS FROM : http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition

 

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