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Protein, Protein, and More Protein

Posted Aug 24 2008 9:41pm 1 Comment
I've been in sort of a rut lately. I work out 6 days a week, I upped my calorie intake, I've been cycling my calories, and STILL have not lost significantly in the 10 weeks of my total body makeover. I am also extermely disappointed in my % of body fat. 26% this morning?! Is my scale broken or something?? I'm going to change the batteries tonight to see if that helps. I've strength training pretty hard lately and I'm definitely getting stronger. How can my body fat % not be going down??



I decided to start taking protein. I did some research and decided on Designer Whey. I went to GNC and bought the natural vanilla kind. In 1 scoop there are 90 calories and 19 grams of protein. Seems good to me. I tried 1/2 a scoop tonight it doesn't really taste like much. So it won't be hard to get down after a workout. Unfortunately they only had the really huge can (40 servings). It was almost $40. I'm not sure this is the best price I can find. But I was really anxious to get some and start trying. Maybe I can find a bargain next time.



Tomorrow I'm doing cardio and strength training and I'll start my first day on Whey Protein!!!



I think I'll change the batteries on my scale tonight and weigh in again in the morning. I'll report back tomorrow!! YEY WHEY!!!
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Hi Joy... I have just read your post and as a personal trainer I wanted to provide some meaningful information for you to help you to understand PROTEIN a little better and to help you understand how to achieve the desired lean physique you are after.

I am referring you to a post about Protein on our Thrive Healthy Living website:

http://thrivehealthyliving.blogspot.com/2010/04/secrets-to-lean-physique-part-2b.html

As you can see in the title, this is Part 2b  of a series which deals with the science of macro nutrients and calories, and understanding how to balance these correctly no matter what shape you are currently in so that you can reach your desired target.

Achieving a lean, healthy, strong physique can be easy when you first understand that the most important part of the process is NOT the training, but IS what you are eating, when you are eating it, and how to ensure that the macro nutrient balance is set to optimise your fat loss/lean muscle gain.

Part 1 of this series teaches you how to know what your daily caloric intake should be based on your Total Daily Caloric Expenditure. This is the first and most important step in achieving your goals.  This is the "How Much Fuel Should I Have Each Day?" You can read this post here:

http://thrivehealthyliving.blogspot.com/2010/04/secrets-to-lean-physique-part-1.html

Part 2a of this series talks about Carbohydrates, their role, where to get them, the difference between high GI and low GI and when each is appropriate, how much you should be getting each day, and when to ensure you are getting them. You can read this post here:

http://thrivehealthyliving.blogspot.com/2010/04/secrets-to-lean-physique-part-2a.html

If you read these posts and apply the knowledge to your own daily routines, you will soon see the body fat% on your scales coming down!

Good Luck!

John Pilato

Thrive Healthy Living

 

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