We are talking alllll about protein today! I recently had a request from a friend to discuss protein shakes in the sense of gaining healthy weight. There are many reasons to drink protein shakes and they have kind of become a staple for most healthy, active people. Some people drink them as a meal replacement to lose weight, others use them to gain muscle. The latter reason is a little misleading because drinking a bunch of protein shakes is not going to build muscle but working hard in the gym will (we will touch more on this in a little bit so I will hop off my soap box before I get going).
Let me just say, I am all for protein shakes when used in the right way, but I don't know if I would consider them a necessity in my daily routine. I think the first thing to think about is why we actually need protein and how much do we really need each day?Read More