- “protein powder makes you fat”
- “protein powder tastes gross”
- “protein powder is so unhealthy”
These statements seem to be all too common among women, and it’s a shame that they are missing out on a supplement that can actually do the opposite- protein powder can help in weight loss, taste great, and promote overall health. WHATTTT?
So why is it that protein powder has such a bad rap? In this post, I do my own investigating to help you bust some of the most common myths surrounding women and protein powder- get ready to have your mind blown, and to crack open that protein powder within seconds.
Myth #1: Protein Powder Makes you Fat.
False. Protein Powder in EXCESS AMOUNTS can make you fat, just like any other food out there. If you eat too much chicken- guess what? you’ll get fat. If you eat too many vegetables- guess what? you’ll get fat.
Protein powder contains that one thing all women are afraid of: CALORIES, and we all know that eating too many calories can lead to us feeling like the good year blimp.
What most of you may not know, though, is that diets high in protein, which can involve having a shake or two, can actually lead to weight loss. Many studies have discovered that this is because eating protein causes us to appropriately satisfy hunger, and thereby reduces our tendency to snack throughout the day. Guess what that means? FEWER CALORIES AND MORE WEIGHT LOST!
Myth #2: Protein Powder Tasted Bad.
You, my dear friend, must be buying something that has not been touched in years. Let me ask you something, which of these DOESN’T sound good?
- Chocolate Cookie
- Granola Crunch
- Peanut Butter Candy Bar
- Banana Cream Pie
(All of these flavors can be found at BPI Sports)
You’re right- I couldn’t find one that sounded unappetizing either.
Apart from simply using protein powder for shakes, they are also very versatile. I use protein in my oatmeal, I use it to bake healthy snacks, and I even use it to make my pancakes every morning!
Protein powder has come a long way since the days of being”chalky” and I guarantee that you will find one that tastes great!
Myth #3: Protein Powder is Unhealthy
This statement never ceases to amaze me- people eat so many packaged, over processed food, but are afraid of protein powder.
Based on research, check out these reasons why this myth couldn’t be further from the truth.
- Helps boost serotonin (the chemical that makes us happy)
- Assists in increasing and keeping muscle
- Increases immune system function
- Decreases recovery time and symptoms of over training
- Reduces chance of injury
- Helps to reduce blood pressure
- Improves physical performance
There you have it- rather than believing that protein powder is some necessary evil in the world, you should now know that it can help you to achieve your fitness goals, and that there should be no reason to be afraid of protein shakes; unless you’ve left a bottle in your car for several days, then STAY CLEAR!
Protein powder is a convenient, healthy, and seriously (I mean seriously) delicious way to promote fat loss and maintain lean muscle. Now go crack open that tub of protein; It’s time to Dream|Believe|Achieve!