Saturday, September 27, 2014

Combat Muscle Loss With Protein

Getting enough protein in your diet is crucial for building and maintaining muscle mass especially as you age.  Age related muscle loss known as sacopenia can begin in your 30s and it accelerates with age if left unabated.  Sacopenia can lead to muscle weakness, fatigue, insulin resistance, and injury.

Increased protein consumption, and strength training are two of the most effective ways to combat muscle loss.  0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (0.36 grams per pound) has been the normal recommendation for daily protein intake for years.  However, new studies show that 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (0.45 to 0.68 grams per pound) may be more beneficial in building, maintaining and reducing muscle loss.

I have branded a great nutritional supplement to help you meet your daily protein needs.  It's called Protein My Whey.  Each serving of Protein My Whey has:
  • 26 grams of whey protein isolate (one of the highest quality and most digestible sources)
  • Only 1 gram of carbohydrates
  • No fat
  • No cholesterol
  • No sugar
  • Sweetened with Stevia
  • Lactose free
Check out this wonderful new product by clicking on this link: Protein My Whey.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Protein is Important for Your Overall Health

Protein is a necessary part of every living cell in your body.  Next to water, protein comprises up the greatest portion of your body weight.  Protein substances make up your muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, hair, and many vital body fluids.  It is essential for the growth, repair, and healing of your bones, tissues, and cells.  In addition, the enzymes and hormones that catalyze and regulate your body processes are comprised of protein.  So, you see the proper amount of protein in your diet is vital for your health and well being.

The problem is most people eat too many carbohydrates in their diets and not enough protein.  This is a major contributing factor to the obesity epidemic and it's associated health problems.  New research shows that you need 25 to 30 grams of high quality protein at each meal to be most beneficial for your body.  This is especially true at breakfast.

In my 20 plus years in the health and fitness industry I have observed that most people start their day with a breakfast that is very high in carbohydrates (fruit, cereals, juices, and bread) and low in protein.  Eating this way starts your day in fat storage mode because all those carbohydrates are converted to sugar and are mostly stored as body fat.  Then you crave more foods high in sugar.

If you begin your day by eating a breakfast with 25 to 30 grams of protein balanced by no more than 25 to 30 grams of carbohydrates you activate your muscles and start your day in fat burning mode.  You will find that you are energized until your next meal without the cravings for more sugary foods.

One of the easiest ways to start your day with the proper balance of protein and carbohydrates is by drinking a protein smoothie.  I get my day started with a protein smoothie 5 to 6 days each week and I have done so for many years. 

Thus, I am pleased to announce the launch of my first customized nutritional product called Protein My Whey.  Each serving of Protein My Whey contains:
  • 26 grams of protein isolate (one of the highest quality most digestible protein sources)
  • 1 gram of carbohydrates
  • 0 fat grams
  • No Cholesterol
  • No sugar
  • Sweetened with Stevia
  • And is lactose free
Here is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies I drink to get my day started in a fat burning and energized mode.
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup of plain almond milk
  • 1 packet of Protein My Whey
Mix in a blender and this smoothie yields: 246 calories, 3 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 28 grams of protein.

Check out this wonder product by clicking on this link: Protein My Whey