Proteins is what muscle is made of, and when you break down protein you get amino acids.
What protein powder do you use?
Was it on sale or recommended by the salesperson at the store or the beefcake at the gym?
Is it from a reputable company?
Here’s 5 things you need to know or think about before buying and ingesting protein powder
1. 20g of protein per serving is enough, any more than that will be converted to triglycerides and stored as fat
2. there are only a few company’s that actually manufacture all protein powders sold in the US – they sale that powder to smaller companies like myself and we put on our label and call it whatever we want, here a few examples
3. When protein is manufactured in the USA our FDA requires it to be “pasteurized” or heated – the heating kills germs, bacteria and changes the molecular structure of the protein and it loses some of its benefit and absorption rate
4. GMO laws are less strict in the USA – most manufacturers want to make a profit so they go for the cheapest “protein source” GMO is big business and makes the most profit margins so most the proteins used are from cheap, genetically altered cows or animals
5. The only reason to even take extra protein is for the amino acids – the major source of amino acids from manufacturers is Keratin, the cheapest source they can find is from hair, nails, claws, and animal fur!!!
My point is next time you run out of protien powder and go back to the store to get more, the salesperson will probably show you something better than ever before!!
HAHA, HAHA, HAHA yeah right!!
It’s the same BS you bought last time but with a different colored label
Check yourself before you wreck yourself (your kidneys and liver will last longer)
All the talk the past few years has been about Carbs (CHO), Sugar & Fat and how much weight we have been gaining. I do believe as Americans we over consume calories but instead of harping on CHO & Sugar I want to now focus on Amino Acids.
Amino Acids are what you get when break down protein and are essential to the primary functions of human movement and survival. Amino acids make up 75% of the human body and are essential to nearly every bodily function and chemical reaction that takes place.
There are about 20 amino acids that are found in plants and animals with 8 “essential” amino acids that the body can’t produce and have t be consumed in the diet.
Some Questions I will answer in the next few posts
- What are the 8 essential Amino’s Acids (AA’s)?
- Where are the best sources?
- What relationship does muscle and amino acids have?
- How do AA’s help when I workout?
- When is the best time to supplement with AA’s?
- GT Get Fit Tip: Carb Balance (dnfitness.wordpress.com)
Carb balance is key when trying to drop body fat and water retention
The more carbs you eat the more sugar and water your body utilizes for digestion, protein takes longer to digest and the result is amino acids not sugar
So far on the first day of the 10-day food challenge I have had sunflower seeds and 6″ Subway ham – now my carbs are 70%
I’m going to make a correction at 1pm with my snack and try to level my fat and protein to about 30-40% respectively
The human body needs fuel to build your metabolism and make you efficient. More fruits, more vegetables, more seeds and nuts is the key
Breakfast most important meal of the day.
Think of the two words
After rest or sleep (6-8hrs) the body needs “energy” to come alive and be productive. When you awake after a rest or fast, the first meal to break that fast needs to be a priority. The foods you choose should be of high quality carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Complex carbs are the best choice for slowing digestion and increasing fiber, eat meals high in protein to induce fatty acid mobilization and fat vs carbohydrate burn ratio. Either way you have to break the fast and eat something.
The body makes glucose or sugar from what we eat and choosing more nutrient dense foods yields better skin, hair, nails and an overall better body. Males and females require ample amount of glucose to function both mentality and physically, neglecting proper nourishment just might ruin your day. Moms and Dads both have morning schedules or routines with and without kids so when I assess new clients its never about changing or altering their personal routines, I want them to explore and find new ways to add health foods and fitness to their daily life. Breakfast is a great place to start.
I have simplified the choices, checkout these favorites, flavor to taste
1. english muffin PB and cheese
2. eggs – cheese
3. turkey bacon
5. yogurt/seeds and nuts