Beware: Your Protein Powder May Be Cheating You
A big trend today in the fat loss diet industry is to eat more protein, and less carbohydrates in order to lose fat. Doing so has shown to be an effective strategy for weight loss. Is it easy to bump up the protein in your diet? Not always. Yes, you can get enough protein from meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and diary products if you strategically plan ahead. However, many fat loss, and fitness enthusiasts rely heavily on different protein powders in order to supplement their diet in fear of not getting enough of the muscle building, fat melting macronutrient.
Some individuals consume protein powers because they feel by drinking them daily it will help them lose weight. Others, especially people who strength train, have a difficult time getting enough protein to ignite muscle protein synthesis. Therefore, protein supplements are used for convenience. In order to get 30 grams of protein to turn on muscle protein synthesis it is a lot easier to quickly shake, and drink instead of preparing meals, and storing them in Tupperware.
You Are Getting Ripped Off And Don’t Even Know About It!
I am sad to report that half of the protein powder seen on shelves today has a lot less “real protein” than what the label suggests. Yes, you are being lied to! Yes, you are being manipulated! Yes, you are not really getting what you think you are paying your hard earning money for. Terrible, right?
Imagine being an intelligent nutritional supplement consumer by reading the label prior to buying. The label says you get 30 grams of whey protein in each scoop. What if you are really only getting 18 grams? How would you feel? Ripped off? Manipulated? Not only is your wallet a victim, but perhaps your weight loss, or fitness results too.