· Whey protein- stimulates muscle growth through protein synthesis
· Casein protein-is insoluble and slow digesting and helps with protein balance. It is also the most abundant.
These are the most common types of protein; there are of course other types! First and foremost, your nutrients should come from your foods (lean meats, eggs, your foods (lean meats, eggs, yogurt, whole grains, and plant proteins). But many people, especially those looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or lean out, supplement with protein powders as well, to get more protein in their diets.
Supplementation can change your training and your body composition but why? Well for starters it keeps you full for longer periods of time. The amino acids within protein take longer for the body to digest, and thus leave you feeling full longer!
How much? The number various from person to person but an easy trick to figure it out is this
There are a few formulas but this is the one I have found most useful!
= 1.0 or 1.5 g protein (others may use .5 or .8) X every lb of your body weight = protein intake
From there you divide that by your amount of meals for the day and voila!
For supplementation: it is crucial for your body that you just don’t by “any old protein” just because it’s cheap!! So what do I use and recommend? Shakeology!
Check out this video for more info!