Protein Shakes: To Take or To Not to Take

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Protein shakes, a word earlier feared by the regular audience earlier is now gaining immense popularity among the masses to gain muscle or to loose body weight. Hectic lives & poor diet is responsible for weak and obese bodies. Protein shakes provide us with adequate quantity of protein needed for muscle development. They are low in carbs & can be digested & assimilated by the body within 30 minutes, which is why they are really effective.

Protein Shakes

A low carb, protein rich shakes should be consumed post workout to utilize the nutrients in the shake to the fullest. A protein shake can be a small meal in itself or a meal replacer, depending on the serving size. Some protein shakes taste yum, while some yuck! Modify the taste by adding oatmeal/yogurt/milk whichever suits your taste bud, if you need to! Try & experiment with such flavor enhancers to get the right flavor that suits your taste bud.


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My Choice of Protein Shake

With thousands of option available on the shelf, always prefer Whey protein extract over soya/caesin for enhancing your physique. Whey, is a protein found in milk which has a higher Biological Value (BV) i.e. the amount of Nitrogen replaceable by 100 gms of protein. In simpler terms, it is easy to digest & absorb by the body, hence muscle development is quicker & better.

If you are looking for muscle development or bulkiness go for Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder & if you are aiming at weight loss, then nothing better than Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Isolate. 


“Always remember to have your protein shake pre-workout, if you aim at building your biceps & post-workout if you want some weight loss, recommended for women!”


What needs to be taken care of?

Taking a protein shake for a few weeks can build your physique but it produces heat in the body, which can cause concerning issues like:

  1. Red heads on the body, particularly on the waist line.
  2. Increase in body hair growth.
  3. Sleepiness and dullness for a few days in the beginning.

The best way to make up for the loss is to drink lots of water and liquids like coconut water, butter milk. Water doesn’t allow the heat to build up which is generated on protein breakdown. Minor issues can be ignored if you take care of yourself.

Protein Shakes & Workouts:

You shouldn’t question when it comes to workout. It is mandatory to workout for 150 minutes every week to keep yourself fit & 180 minutes if you are trying to shed those fat inches. Protein shakes will complement your workout regime, hence giving you quicker results…

Your body is 80% what you eat and 20% what physical activity you do!

Have your protein shake or a protein rich diet even if you are not working out. For every pound you weigh, we need 1gm of protein. Indulging in a protein rich diet is a boon & not bane!

“Working out is my Partying, Protein Shakes are my Beer, Pre Workouts are my shorts,The pump is my buzz, And the pain next morning is my Hangover.