How To Use Protein Shakes
When choosing your shakes, get used to looking for the amount of protein contained within each serving. You might think this is a little pointless due to the fact that being a protein shake, you would think they contain enough protein! Well, depending on the brand and the type of protein shake you are buying, the protein content will differ significantly. For people looking to make serious gains, they might be looking for a shake containing 30g of protein per serving – minimum.
Whilst looking for protein content in your protein shakes, you should also make a note of the amount of carbohydrates and sugar/sweeteners per serving as they contribute massively to the overall calories per serving. This is especially important if you are looking to lose weight as extra calories slipping in such as these can make the difference.
To make the best out of protein shakes, you should use them as meal replacements to ensure you’re getting the necessary amount of protein to feed and build your muscle. The majority of people use protein shakes in the morning and evening. Getting a 20g serving of protein in the morning can be difficult and so a quick shake with your porridge works well. Right before bed is another common time to consume protein shakes to ensure the body has enough fuel to last through the night – which is important for muscle growth.
Depending on your goals, you might be inclined to use a protein shake straight after your workout. This makes sure the body can begin repairing the muscle tissues instantly without them deteriorating.