Today I’m working with Premier Protein on this sponsored post to talk about the best times to drink a protein shake.
Since Becky and I released our course on how to lose weight and have more energy, I get this question a lot.
First & foremost, remember that protein shakes are to supplement whole foods. You need to maintain a healthy diet, with protein shakes being a part of that diet. I try not to drink more than 2-3 per day (on workout days).
Your body needs protein in order to have energy.
I often have a shake for breakfast, when I’m heading out for the day. Premier Protein’s shakes have 30 grams of protein, 160 calories and only 1 gram of sugar, so they are perfect for breakfast on the go. When I’m home, I’ll have eggs, sausage and some kind of vegetable.
A protein shake for breakfast can build muscle, while also creating energy. This is the best time of day to have your shake: first thing in the morning. This is great because your body has just had around 8 hours without being active or eating. Your body will begin to use your muscles for energy if it does not have protein, so having a Premier Protein shake for breakfast combats that. It allows the body to build muscle, to prevent the breakdown of muscles.
I also like to have one right after a workout (within 30 minutes of the workout ending).
I like to drink Premier Protein shakes for the nutrition, but also just because it tastes good. It makes it easy to get the protein you need and stay on track with your health goals. We keep Premier Protein vanilla, Premier Protein chocolate, Premier Protein Cookies & Cream and Premier Protein Peaches & Cream shakes in the refrigerator, so they are there when I need one (having things like this ready to go will help to eliminate that “grab whatever” moment that happens when we are hungry or craving protein. They are available for purchase in 4-count, 12-count and 18-count 11-oz packs at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, and www.PremierProtein.com
The reason that I have one soon after working out is that our muscles are more likely to absorb the protein after a workout. The same goes for vitamins and minerals. Drinking a Premier Protein shake after working out will help to repair the muscles.
Whatever you decide, be sure that you are getting enough protein in your diet. You’ll feel better and have more “Energy for Every Day.”