Debunking 4 Protein Myths!
Psst…wanna know a secret? 🤐 Everyone should incorporate protein into their diet! That’s right; we’re talking to you too, ladies! In fact, this one's FOR YOU! Most women underestimate the power of adding extra protein to their diet. Well, it’s time to debunk those protein myths and start taking advantage of a little extra (protein) power! 😉 Not only is it great for building and maintaining muscle mass, it also promotes radiant hair, skin, and nails and helps to keep you more focused and energized throughout the day! Sign me up! Here are the top 4 myths about protein powders:
Myth #1: Protein is just for bodybuilders. 🏋️
Fact: Protein is made from amino acids (aka the building blocks of life) and every cell, tissue, and hormone in your body is comprised of a variety of amino acids, meaning protein is inclusive. It’s for ALL of us, not just bodybuilders. We recommend about 30% of your daily macro intake to come from protein.
Myth #2: Protein builds big, bulky muscles. 💪
Fact: Protein helps to build and maintain LEAN muscle mass and can actually be a great fat loss tool! High-protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time.
Myth #3: It's hard to eat a high protein diet.
Fact: The best way to get all your protein in is to plan ahead and spread your protein evenly throughout all of your meals and snacks. Not sure how to plan your meals? The Clean Simple Eats Meal Plans are a great place to start! Each meal and snack is balanced with 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbs so at the end of the day your macros will be right in line with your goals (believe me, it’s not fun trying to eat 75g of protein alone at the end of the day)!
Myth #4: All protein is created equal.
Fact: The best sources of protein come from fish, lean meats, and dairy. These proteins aren’t always the most convenient though, so protein powder can be a great way to easily and conveniently boost those daily protein numbers. There are sooo many protein powders out there, and TBH, a lot of them are not so great (and might even be more harmful for your body than good). 😬 Here’s what you WON’T find in our protein:
- ZERO artificial sweeteners (like sucralose, aspartame, saccharine, ace-k, etc.)
- ZERO artificial colors or dyes (like red 40, blue 1, yellow 5, 6)
- ZERO artificial flavors or preservatives
So…does your protein stack up to the CSE standard? We created our protein powder with clean, simple ingredients (read: no artificial junk). We use grass fed whey; cold processed from start to finish, keeping all the nutrients intact. Oh and did we mention, our protein tastes AH-MAZING too? Our deliciously rich flavors and creamy texture is hands down the low-key best part (no chalky protein powder here). Plus each serving includes 20 grams of protein! With our protein, we make it easier than ever to boost your protein intake each day, so you can feel great about what’s fueling your body.