Judging from the number of high protein shakes that I see when I go to the local drug store, I’m pretty much the last person in the world to get on the protein shakes train.
High Protein Shakes
To start off with, let’s show you what I drank today and will be drinking for the next 6 days:
Yes, that picture doesn’t lie. The next 7 days will be in the flavour country that is manufactured French Vanilla Bean. Well, at least it’s not fake chocolate flavour, right?
Why am I drinking protein shakes this week?
Well, quoting straight from the LiveStrong website regarding the daily requirements for Protein:
The National Strength and Conditioning Association states that the average adult should consume 0.8g of protein per 1kg of body weight. Due to increased muscle breakdown and repair, athletes and strength training individuals may require up to 1.5 to 2g of protein per 1kg of body weight daily. Although the average American diet provides adequate protein, vegetarians may require extra effort to maintain protein levels.
Based on my weight of 235 pounds at the end of the last experiment, that says my daily recommended protein intake is 85.6g.
While I don’t think I run into any major shortages of protein in my daily diet, I don’t think I hit that recommended protein intake on a regular basis.
Also, I’ve noticed I’m back on the path of random snacking, and since protein is supposed to help you feel full (and my experience in other experiments helped prove this out) then a protein shake each day should help me cut down my cravings.
So, out of this experiment, I’m looking to reduce food cravings, increase energy, and reduce my aches and pains from training as these high protein shakes give my muscles the materials to rebuild.
As this is the first day in, I can’t draw any conclusions yet, except perhaps that I need to work on mixing the high protein shakes better! We’ll see how it goes!