3 PROTEIN MYTHS
Myth 01 - ‘Protein makes you bulky’
I can only blame the archaic weightlifting stereotype for this first myth. You know what I’m talking about - those big muscly guys in stringer vests training on Venice Beach. (If not, just search the hashtag #GoHardOrGoHome on Instagram.)
Eating adequate protein will aid muscle recovery after your workout, not make you ‘bulky’. An excess of calories (from any macronutrient group) may.
Myth 02 - ‘The 30-minute Anabolic Window’
The idea that protein needs to be consumed within 30 minutes after your workout is pretty out of date. Further research has now shown that eating protein up to 2 hours before or up to 4 hours is sufficient enough.
So rather than slamming the post-workout protein powder in the gym changing rooms, aim to get 3-4 servings of 20-30g protein a day.
Myth 03 - ‘You need to drink protein shakes’
In short, no you don’t. Protein powder a called supplement for a reasons guys. Shakes have their place but there are so many ways you can increase your protein intake.
If you’re a meat eater, one chicken breast is roughly 25g protein. If you’re veggie or vegan, chickpeas, garden peas and beans are all great sources.
Convenience is a huge factor for me and how I manage to keep my intake high most days. I’m not a huge fan of shakes personally (I always forget to clean my shakers!) which is why I’m SO excited to collaborate with The Collective on their new high protein yoghurt range.
They are blend of yoghurt, quark and actual fruit. For just over 100 calories, you get 15g protein (more protein than two eggs) which is a dream. You can check them out here: www.thecollectivedairy.com/proyo
Stay inquisitive guys, and don't believe everything you read.
*This post was sponsored by The Collective. Nonetheless all views and opinions are 100% honest and entirely my own as always.*