Do I need protein powder ? This is something people always ask. whether they are looking to put on size or lose weight, it’s a question that never goes away. So now I’m going to share with you my thoughts on protein powder as a whole, and whether or not you need it or not.
Protein powder is the most common supplement taken in the world of bodybuilding and weight training gyms.
The most popular ones amongst the bigger names in the fitness industry are whey and casein, which are proteins delivered from cow’s milk. I have a fact for you too, these substances are the most consumed protein powder’s worldwide.
Many athletes across the board in most sports consume an excessive amount of protein in the belief that the more you take the better you’ll be.
Companies are telling the public that they need to eat ridiculous amounts of high protein, without much thought to the consequences that come with excessive consumption.
The obsession with having large amounts of protein is so ingrained in our culture, that we are even told that if we don’t eat meat, it will be almost impossible to get any protein at all.
This is just another reason why protein supplements are in our diets everywhere, what they are doing is planting the fear into you, that you won’t get enough of a certain nutrient, so that means the companies themselves will sponsor supplement manufactures who in turn, sponsor athletes who represent and take their products.
This then gets the supplements seen by a wider audience, which leads to fans trusting the brands as they admire and look up to the athletes. Then they go out and purchase the supplements. This then creates an endless cycle that drives sales and profits, while potentially harming the health of many people who ironically want to live longer healthier lives.
You’ve seen all the magazines, websites and books feeding into this nonsense to gain bucks from you. This is why I feel I must speak up about this, and debunk these lies by showing you a healthier way to support your fitness goals without any substances.
Even if we look deeper into what is in the supplements (other than the cow’s milk) being sold, we find that some ingredients are of really bad quality anyway, for example: the process of making protein powders often leads to the healthy benefits being messed up made useless as a healthy supplement.
I am not talking about burning a steak or eating an egg which has been contaminated with salmonella. I’m talking about very high temperatures where the proteins are being heated to the point where our bodies do not recognize it as food anymore.
On top of that,many of the manufactures add chemical, toxic ingredients to their products. Aspartame, Saccharin, Fructose and artificial colouring to name a few ( you may see this written on the label).
Processed protein powders also contain heavy metals in them… doesn’t sound too appetizing huh ?
SO HOW ABOUT..
Getting your protein from real food sources instead! you can get that from meats, eggs, milk and dairy. In all of that above you get a good balance of your fats, carbs and proteins (You’ll like these) (Click Here) (Click Here) .
So there is no real reason to be taking crap such as protein powders or shakes now. Unless you are impatient, lazy and a god damn cheat who will carry on relying on consuming crap into your system, which will catch up with you in the end.
Whereas if you are patient, hard working and see the long term advantages eating real food, that indicates someone who understands their own health, not just fixated on a so called quick fix. Because let me tell you, even if you do opt to take this stuff. You still have to do the work (there is no magic pill).
I know of this first hand.. as people I know have done this.. not done the work, which has made them gain weight further and become really ill if already big, or making the slimmest of people put on a load of weight to the point of obesity.
With all that being said the question now is why would you want to ?
How you answer that question will tell me a lot about you!
I’ve enjoyed doing this one as it’s a different topic to what I would normally talk about.. Food!
Please do let me know what did you make of my thoughts on protein powder?
Do you take protein powder already… and still stand by it ?
Were you aware of the marketing tricks played on you, but didn’t care because you just wanted the so called “quick fix”?
Let me know by leaving a comment below
Until next time ciao 🙂