For over a year now I've been starting my day with a soy based protein shake. I started with Genisoy but have also tried Bob's Red Mill. They've both been fine for me so far.
Recently I decided to take the leap to Whey protein. I hear the trainers at the gym talk about how it's so good at building and repairing lean muscle mass. I could use some of that.
However, they say you should have the shake after a big work out. Hmmm. I have a problem with that because I have my shake first thing in the morning as my breakfast. 'Meal replacement' if you will. Actually, once a week when I work out at 5am. I do have the shake after the gym, but all the other days I have it before.
I've been using this for a few days now...
|27g protein and only 1g of sugar!|
I have to say it is pretty tasty. It's a bit too sweet but the one I had been using is unflavored, so I expected to feel that way at least in the beginning. So far I've noticed it does hold me longer. The protein content is very high, and I mix it with milk and a banana, so it's thick. I have it at 7am. and I can make it until about 11am. before I need to eat something. The soy only stayed with me until about 9:30. Bonus!
I was a little crampy during spin class yesterday but I don't know if it was from the protein, or because I was working super hard and sweating profusely.
So, what do you use? Do you whey? What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts on protein.