Why I Don’t Take Protein Supplements
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The reason I don’t recommend protein supplements is because they’re not necessary – nor do they have any tangible benefit when protein is sufficient.
The benefit, as I see it, from avoiding protein supplements is that whole food protein, or whole food in general, is far more filling than liquid calories. So if you’re concerned with achieving and maintaining a low body fat, then you want to structure your diet in a way that makes is super easy to stay full.
How Important Are Pre- And Post-Workout Shakes?
The reality is there is little to no need for pre and post workout nutrition. The consensus is that total calorie and protein intake is far more important than meal timing.
What’s more, protein takes a long time to assimilate. Meaning, if you were to eat 60g of protein, it could take upwards of 6-12 hours for the amino acids to absorb in your bloodstream. So if you have lunch at 1pm, train at 5pm and eat dinner at 7 or 8pm…Well your muscles have everything they could possibly need to support training and recovery.
Throwing in pre and post workout shakes will just make it harder to support a lean and downright chiseled physique!
Now, this is completely different from a pre-workout supplement designed to support strength and muscle gains, or simply fuel your workout with caffeine and other compounds to give you a boost. Most pre-workouts are filled with junk and ineffective compounds, which makes finding a good one a little harder than it needs to be.
That’s why I created Kino OCTANE – a clinically backed, effective pre-workout supplement designed to support the Kinobody training style directly. (Note – it’s NOT a protein shake, lol.)
What If You Have Trouble Eating Sufficient Protein?
Here’s the reality, the research shows that the maximum amount of protein required to support muscle growth is 0.82g per pound of bodyweight.
What’s more, there is no finite amount of protein that you can absorb in a single sitting. So you can eat all your protein needs in 1-3 meals if you prefer!
The myth that you can only absorb 30g of protein in a single sitting, is exactly that – a myth!
There Is Danger In Overshooting Your Protein Numbers
I know a lot of people like to eat 1-1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight. The problem with this approach is that if you go really high in protein, you have to cut back on fats and carbs.
Fats and carbs are the most important macros to support testosterone and hormonal functioning.
In fact, in my Aggressive Fat Loss Program, I keep protein at a lower, but still, sufficient level. This allows one to maintain high testosterone levels while dieting to and maintaining a low body fat.
*Your results may vary. Testimonials and examples used are exceptional results and are not intended to guarantee, promise, represent and/or assure that anyone will achieve the same or similar results.
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