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Why you need protein

June 12, 2010

It has been more than a week since I got back to the gym, got back to giving my muscles some pain. 😉 I’m determined to really lose them stubborn fats so I’ve been building up muscles….I learned that the best way to do that is to consume the right amount of protein especially after a workout. Consuming protein after a strength training workout is critical to muscle recovery and hydration.

I also read that because the body is in a state where it metabolizes the food digested quickly, protein rich foods are best digested at this time. My choices for this time would be tuna and egg sans the yolk…and lots of water of course. Experts suggest  whey  protein, a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production; which can easily be purchased at the gym, I’ve yet to try that. A whey protein shake will be digested by your body much quicker than a whole food because it will be a liquid. And, not to mention, whey protein is the fastest digesting protein there is. This is what makes whey protein pretty much the official choice of most people as their post workout meal protein source.

So let’s see in some weeks where this would take me. I’m glad that I don’t need diet pills to actually lose some weight…I’ve yet to look at the fit yummy mummy menu to add a bit more healthy food into my diet. Tata!

(photo courtesy of Sifu Renka)

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