Will Protein Powder Make Me Gain Unwanted Weight?
Ah, one of my favorite questions ever. EVER. I get it all the time. Well, I should be a little more specific; the question is usually, "Will protein powder make me fat if I don't work out?" Before I address that, let me ask YOU some questions. Will cookies make me fat if I don't work out? Will bacon cheeseburgers make me fat if I don't work out? Will cherry tomatoes make me fat if I don't work out? If you answered "yes" to all of those, you are right. If you answered "no" to
How to Pick the Right Protein Powder
Do you ever get confused analyzing all the options when you're at a health food shop? Particularly as it applies to choosing a protein powder? I happened to buy some protein today, so I thought I'd expand on the ideas in my first article on protein supplements and help you learn how to choose the right one for yourself. Some people don't like supplements at all, and as a personal trainer, I'd never tell you they are necessary, but a lot of people - myself included - do find t
How Badly Do You Need Protein Powder?
Today we're tackling one of the biggest questions in the entire universe: do you really need a protein supplement? To answer that, I'm going to talk about a few things: 1. How protein supplements FIT into your diet 2. Who DOES need protein powder 3. What to LOOK for in a protein supplement So to start, I'm just gonna answer the question. Nope. You don't NEED it. Despite what all the marketing messages say, there really is nothing magic about any protein supplement that will m
Grocery Store Tricks #1
I decided to shoot this when I was going through a store with my friend to make sure no one falls for any kind of misleading information while trying to shop smarter. Keep in mind, this is just an example, and there are instances where certain shakes or drinks with a higher carb/fat content can be useful (though still keep an eye on sugars). I'm thinking I might do more of these because grocery stores can be tricky places... *Note* I hid the brand name on purpose because the