Are you getting in enough protein?Jan 18, 2022
I remember when I first was getting into this lifestyle, I was SO overwhelmed when I started looking into supplements.
Who needs a protein supplement, or why should you take one?
These are meant to increase the amount of protein in your diet; that’s it. Drinking protein alone will not make you bulky or ripped. And as always, getting your protein from food is always preferred.
SO DO NOT REPLACE ALL OF YOUR MEALS WITH SHAKES. I cringe when people tell me that is their weight loss plan. That is not sustainable or healthy.
How much protein do we need?
As a general rule, you should get at least 1 gram of protein per your LBM (lean body mass) weight in pounds. For most people, your LBM is close to your ideal weight. There are a ton of free calculators online that can help guide you through calculating your LBM.
So, if your LBM is 145 pounds, then you should consume around 145g of protein. For most people, reaching their protein target is something they struggle with; this is where a protein shake could be beneficial.
Want to know more about protein shakes? You can head over to THIS POST.