WANT A LEAN BODY? PROTEIN! (and not just any kind!)
I have friends that are getting that LEAN body! YAY! Then I have others that are working out, eating clean, and wondering why they are not getting that look they desire.
It comes down to THREE reasons why –, QUALITY of protein, TIMING, and AMOUNT. That’s it!
There are three important macro-nutrients that our body requires and they are carbohydrates, fat, and protein. The problem today is that our Standard American Diet (SAD) has decent amounts of protein BUT it is mixed with processed, artificial junk. This doesn’t allow optimal utilization of body composition. You must have balance of the three macronutrients in healthy forms. A lot of people are juicing right now and that is great. Again there seems to be not enough balance with the juicing. Protein is being missed. Many people feel that the protein from too much meat will cause problems.
GREAT NEWS! Undenatured Whey Protein from Grass-Fed cows. It has the perfect balance of amino acids the muscles require and the bioavailability is the best I have seen. Unfortunately, a problem in the protein shake industry is that many companies claim that their product has a certain amount of protein in it but the quality assurance is not being done and third party tests on the products are showing that you are not getting what is on the label. With that said you will want to find a company that has integrity and a quality product.
To spike the muscle protein synthesis you will want to get the protein in your body several times throughout the day. Depending on your lifestyle, active or sedentary you will want protein anywhere from 3 – 5 times a day.
It is great to consume protein within 30 minutes after your workout so it goes straight to the muscle fibers and tissues for repair and recovery. You will also want the most readily absorbable protein to get it to those muscles fast so you don’t miss the repair time. Undenatured whey protein concentrate from Grass-Fed Cows.
Calculating the amount of protein your body requires for you lifestyle is done many different ways.
- For sedentary folks the RDA is 50g per day
- The active group, more endurance based athletes, runners, bikers, etc multiply .7 or .8 per lb. of body weight
- The resistance training population that are trying to put on muscle mass and gain that lean muscle .9 – 1 g of protein per lb. of body weight
- The older population is having sarcopenia in high incidences today. They need over 30g of protein per meal serving
QUALITY, TIMING, and AMOUNT of protein will get you your LEAN BODY!