Unnecessary Protein

by admin on June 2, 2010

A lot of people in the gym are guilty of taking in excess calories in their post-workout meal, especially when they are trying to lose weight. They get elliptical, they get on the treadmill, and they are exercising, and then they have 200-300 calorie protein shake. A lot of ladies do this, and I want to tell them “listen, you don’t need that extra protein, and especially those extra calories”. It’s not going to make a difference, we take in enough protein in an American diet where we don’t have to supplement with additional protein shakes, with the exception of those who are really trying to bulk up on muscle and are pushing it real hard at the gym.  And if you’re trying to lose weight, that 200-300 calorie shake is going to create a problem. You see you’re trying to eat less, you’re watching your dieting, you’re watching your snacking, you’re watching your drinking, you’re watching you’re all these things, and then you go to the gym, and exercise and get on a treadmill and grab a 300 calorie shake, thinking it’s going to benefit you. It’s not, it’s extra calories, now if that is your dinner than that’s another story, but you don’t need these extra calories from a protein shake. Especially since you’re not exercising that hard, and it really wouldn’t make any different whether you exercised harder or not. I don’t take any protein shakes, don’t need it. I get enough protein in my normal daily diet, but it’s the additional calories that are preventing you from losing weight. So stop with the protein shakes, especially if you are trying to lose weight.

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