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The truth about Protein Shakes!

July 25, 2017


Thank you so much for the overwhelming response on our previous post!

It’s been great connecting with some of you who’ve been sharing your experiences on your fitness journey. 

Email, Call, text, DM, whatever you like… just keep sending your questions, our team is excited to help! 


Let’s dive in!


At our studio we get asked a lot by women of all ages, “should I be taking protein?”, “when’s the best time to use protein?”, “what type of protein should I buy?”


My answer? 


Yes! Everyone needs protein. 

Protein is the most important component of every cell in the human body. A diet rich in protein is essential for muscle growth and repair, healthy tissues, and cells. You can get this protein through the foods you eat or through supplements like protein powders. 


The right protein powder combined with a  specific diet and exercise regime can mean faster, more sustainable results toward your fitness goal. 


Whether it be:

  • Weight Loss

  • Tighten & Tone

  • Gain Muscle 

  • Lose Inches 

  • Build Endurance, Flexibility, Speed… 

Hence, it is essential to be transparent with your coach, and specific about your fitness goals so that you get the right advice for the results you desire. 


Sometimes, the addition of a supplement to your routine can give you that added advantage. 


Let's break it down.. 



Whey Protein. 

This Protein is derived from milk, because it’s quickly digested and absorbed by the body, its great for building muscle and works best when used post workout. 

There are 3 types 

  1. Whey Concentrate: Most affordable type. Great for Building Mass and muscle & Can be used pre/ post workout or as a snack.

  2. Whey Isolate: Great for building lean muscle. Weight & Appetite control. Maintaining lean mass while dropping body fat (toning). 

  3. Whey Hydrolysate: Most “pure” form of whey protein supplementation. The claims of whey protein hydrolysate supplementation are that by “pre-digesting” the proteins for you, the hydrolysates are ready for digestion and utilization by your body. (bleh)



Casein is the main protein found in milk. Useful for those trying to:

  • Maintain lean mass while dropping body fat (toning). 

  • Building lean muscle

  • Weight/appetite control. (its slow digesting, meaning you feel fuller, longer)

Because casein is absorbed slowly by the body it can be taken before going to bed, as studies show protein ingestion before sleep stimulates muscle growth as well as whole-body protein balance during overnight recovery.


Plant Proteins 

Vegetarian whey protein substitutes include Soy, Pea & Hemp.

If you’re lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy, this can be an option.


Interested in using plant proteins? When selecting be sure to read labels properly, maybe sit with our coach at the studio, and discuss the best options

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