Protein

Fitness

I can’t begin to stress the importance of protein when trying to build muscle and burn fat.

As I stated in previous article the amount of protein you should intake is 1 gr per 1 lb of body weight. So if you are 200 pounds you should consume 200 grams of protein daily.

It is rather difficult to take in 200 grams of protein by just eating food so that’s where Protein shakes and bars come in as part of your daily diet. A shake can give you anywhere from 25-50-60 grams per shake. Some bars 25-50. So if you have two shakes a day your having half your needed protein grams right there. Its a huge help especially if you find a good tasting one.

Protein is very important for those that train as it also helps rebuild and repair the muscles. It also helps increase the burning of calories and control insulin spikes.

If in a shake and you don’t mind the calories or lactose you can mix with milk. Due to my weak stomach I mix with water