Friday, January 30, 2009

Back to Business

After the excessively emotional post yesterday I'm back on track with a much more macho topic today: Protein.

Be it shakes/bars/natural sources, I'm totally clueless. Every now and then I decide I'm going to figure out the mystery of the amino acids and I ask all the right people all the right questions. I just don't know how to integrate it into my normal diet. In fact that's how I originally stumbled upon the Fitosphere blogs and became a blogger myself - from asking Mizfit for help on protein shakes!
After a couple of light-headed nights post-training and even experiencing shakiness in my hands this morning I think I'm finally realising I need to get my nutrition in order to assist with recovery from these tough sessions. I have a gigantic tub of Maximuscle Promax Diet at home just waiting to be added to water/milk/ice/whatever takes your fancy, and apparently Holland & Barrett have some tasty protein bars which I may just pick up at lunch time.

How do I stop this from being just a fad and actually implement it properly into my diet??


Charlotte said...

Hmmm... you are asking the wrong girl. I think protein is seriously overrated. Sure you need some but not to the extent that many fitness enthusiasts make out. I mean seriously, have you ever heard of anyone dying of a protein deficiency??

Shivers said...

Haha :) Very true Charlotte. It doesn't sit naturally with me either, I guess that's why I go through such phases with it. I think I might just get a few protein bars as handy energy sources for the nights when I'm going straight from work to teaching to training... Hate those nights, I feel drained at 4pm just thinking of the rest of the night to come!

Shivers said...

By the way I am still loving your profile pic. You look so pretty, you brighten up our blog pages! :)

Sagan said...

I'm 100% with Charlotte on this one. It's not so much that we don't get enough protein in our diet, its usually the TYPE of protein we're getting that is the problem in our culture.

I like getting my protein from natural sources- eating a poached egg on toast or a handful of almonds or drinking a glass of milk is awesome for refueling the body.

That being said, I'll be interested in hearing what you learn about shakes and bars and the like!