I have a confession, I do not use a protein supplement often. I am a “I’d rather eat it” type of person and prefer to get my protein from food sources. That being said, there are some times when life gets in the way and between going to the gym, going to work, having to go to the grocery store, doing laundry… well, sometimes you just don’t have time for those whole meals.
photo by johnna brynn photography
As I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, you must meet your macro nutrient and calorie requirements for the day in order to see optimum results. I know there are people, females especially, that LOVE the days that they are “too busy to eat” because they only consume about 500 calories. They think they are on the fast track to losing weight and one day closer to that hollywood ‘J-Lo’ body. In fact, this is absolutely wrong. Too low on calories actually can cause your body to hold on and retain fat. Too low intake of calories is detrimental for someone who is trying to add lean muscle. Muscles need protein to build, repair, and grow. Proteins have calories. Your body NEEDS calories. Continue reading
I have been in quite the baking mood lately. Such an intense baking mood that in a brash decision I told my boyfriend I was going to start a business selling protein baked goods to gyms and fitness centers locally—as if my full time nursing position at the hospital and part time position at the outpatient center isn’t enough for me!! I think I’ll just continue to bake recreationally and share my recipes with you loyal blog readers 🙂
My first protein cupcake attempt were chocolate peanut butter cupcakes with a peanut butter protein frosting.
Cupcakes – Serving Size: 6 Cupcakes
– 1/4 cup peanut butter-flavored Whey Protein ( I used Cellucor Peanut Butter Marshmallow)
– 1/4 cup whole wheat flour ( I actually used 1/8 c. whole wheat, and 1/8 c. self rising flour)
– 1/3 tsp Baking Soda Continue reading
At the gym I am often asked about what supplements I am using. Oh, supplements… Supplements can be effective to help you attain your goals–Whether it be to gain muscle mass, aide your body in recovery after a workout, or giving you the extra oomph at the gym. There are many different kinds of supplements on the market–protein powders, amino acids, testosterone boosters, fat burners, pre workouts, etc etc. Some work, some don’t, and some may have the placebo effect. I recommend doing your research on the kind of supplement and the brand before you buy. I am a bare minimalist when it comes to supplements. Here are the supplements I take: Continue reading