Myth Of Protein Powder
Updated: May 29, 2020
Protein powder stop us from losing weight? We need protein shake to buff up? Fact is Protein powder can be helpful and beneficial if you use them correctly!
On average, a sedentary adult will need 0.8 grams of protein per KG of body weight.
Elizabeth weighs 50 kg. 50 KG X 0.8 = 40. She will need 40 grams of protein daily. However her meals are mostly salads. Her daily salads intake for sure doesn't give her 40 grams of protein. Elizabeth will then need Protein Shake to help her achieve the minimum protein intake requirements. Her friend Jane, is a meat lover. We are pretty sure she doesn't need any protein powder at all.
Derrick weighs 100 kg. His goal is to lose weight. He's a meat lover! He does some light exercise daily. It's advisable for Derrick to skip Protein Shake.
Nic weighs 70 kg. His goal is to buff up. He's a meat lover too! He hits the gym everyday and does lots of weight training. It's advisable for Nic to take Protein Shake.
Now you might be thinking, do we really need to meet the minimum requirement for daily protein intake? Is that really so important? Our answer is Yes. Protein Deficiency will cause Skin and Hair problems. Also, you'll have weaker bones and might increase severity of infections and many many more!!!
Bottom line, look at your lifestyle and diet. Ask yourself what's your goal. A sedentary adult will need 0.8 grams of protein per KG of body weight. A active adult who exercise regularly will need 1.2 grams of protein per KG of body weight. For those for lift heavy weights may need up to 2 grams of protein per KG of body weight. Protein shake may be used as a low calorie substitute for food. We don't advise people to use protein shake as a meal replacement. Reason being it's not sustainable. Agree? Unless you wanna take powder everyday for life. Eat Well For A Better Health!