You think of protein powder and you think of HUGE muscular guys shaking up a post-workout beverage after a mental weights workout right? Shake that image out of your head girls (only if you want to…), here’s your girls guide to protein powder!
The fact is, women who are active or trying to lose weight need a decent amount of protein to keep their muscles strong and their metabolisms revved up – at Celebrity Circuits I recommend my ladies consume around 1.5g-2g of protein per kilogram body weight per day. For myself, who weighs in at 157 pounds, that means I need around 106g per day MINIMUM – that’s tough to achieve with whole foods alone, so this is where protein powder can help fill in the gaps.
When you’re pushed for time or eating on the go, getting that much protein can be challenging, That’s where protein powder comes in. Mixing it into a shake or smoothie is quick to do and you can take it wherever you go.
Even better, it turns out protein powder is the lowest calorie way out there to get your protein. That’s because protein powders contain very little grams of fat or carbohydrates, so all of the calories are coming from protein! Our Celebrity Circuits Whey Protein contains just 1.5g-fat and carbs yet 23g protein per 25g serving. Even your super lean chicken breast can’t beat that amount!
Sipping on a protein shake once a day is without a doubt the most convenient way to build lean muscle and become stronger, leaner, faster and fitter!
WHAT KIND OF PROTEIN DO YOU NEED?
Before you get sucked into the whole whey/casein/soy/pea/rice/hemp debate, don’t even bother. Celebrity Circuits recommends whey protein. Whey, which comes from cow’s milk, has been shown to be more effective in stimulating muscle protein synthesis, it’s affordable, and in our opinion tastes the best. So unless a client has a reason not to use it, its whey protein all the way.
Whatever type of protein you choose, reading the back label is your most important move. Celebrity Circuits recommends looking for a protein powder that contains less than five grams of carbs and two grams of fat per serving (our whey protein totally nails this!). It should also list protein as the first ingredient - avoid any tubs/pouches that list “added amino acids” among their ingredients. These amino acids can be much cheaper than a whole protein, such as whey, and may not offer the same benefits. Other fillers to avoid include wheat grass, apple fibre, or cellulose. They generally are used as inexpensive bulking agents and just take away from the protein you really want.
Ready to boost your protein intake to build more muscle and blast more fat? Start by ordering our Celebrity Circuits Whey Protein!