I never even considered protein powder until I got serious about my weight loss. I had tried so many things to try and lose weight but nothing ever stuck. this is because I didn’t understand the power nutrition had on me and my ability to rise or fall.
My weight loss learning journey led me to learn about how professional bodybuilders eat. I made my way over to bodybuilder.com and read blogs and articles on the best way to do it. essentially they all spoke about your macros and micros. how to implement them and why someone would want to implement them. simply, macros were broken down into fats, carbohydrates, and protein. each body builder had a specific range of each of those that they would meet in order to gain or lose weight
I discovered while reading that most bodybuilders preferred to have protein at a 1 gram per pound of body weight. which for me at the time meant having 230ish grams of protein.
I then tried to find ways to get myself to have that much protein in a day and I quickly realized it was a hard feat. this is when the idea of protein powder came into my head.
At 25 g per serving, I could easily top up my required protein for the day in a shake. However, the drawback was that I could end up feeling hungry. For me cutting was the goal, so having something that would have the lowest amount of calories but the highest amount of protein was ideal.
This is when I discovered Whey ISO, a generic GNC brand is what I had my mitts on. I’ve always been a chocolate fan so the taste of double chocolate fudge was amazing. I mean, as good as it could be. It broke up well in the mixer and didn’t leave chunks and I could quickly chug it anytime I needed to top up my protein intake for the day.
Protein is an essential part of your diet for repair. There is a lot of science information on how the body repairs itself. The more access your body has to protein when repairing the more effectively it can repair damaged tissues. This is a great thing when you want to break down that bicep muscle and build it back up to look “huge”.
After going through buckets and buckets of this powder I decided I wanted to try something else. One of the guys I followed Omar Isuf at the time was promoting for a protein powder. since I liked him I figured I’d like the powder and my conclusion was right.
Omar is how I got into trying True Nutrition, almost the same macro profile except the carbs were super low. this was because it was sweetened with stevia. Because it’s sweetened with Stevia it tastes off at first, almost bitter chemically taste. But after you get used to how stevia rolls, you’ll fall in love with all the flavors true nutrition has available. They even have vegan protein for those of you looking to not eat any animal products. Their products mix super well and often have sales, and different people promote them where you can get an extra 5% off your order. The price might look great, but you’ll want to factor in the cost of shipping, once done, you’ll see that the cost works out to be about the same or a little bit less than the cost of other proteins on the market. Overall I would give them an 8/10.
Does the brand really matter? No, you just need to find what you like and stick with it. Be open to change and try out different ones until you find something that sticks. It all comes down to your macro profile on your container, and do those meet your requirements for your goals.
To be real I want to state that it’s far better for you to get your protein from natural sources like meat and cheese and other sources. It allows you to feel fuller, more satiated and you’re getting all the extra
What is your preferred protein powder? Share your opinions in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe in the sidebar!