Nutrition

Does protein powder taste good with water?

Does protein powder taste good with water?

Whey protein has been a part of my diet for over a decade. Having ready access to high quality, lean protein makes hitting my macros far easier – BUT it can still be a struggle when cutting! One of my diet ‘hacks’ was substituting MILK for WATER in my protein shakes – every calorie helps! But does it taste nice, or is it rubbish? Here’s what I can tell you after a near-4 stone (56 lbs) cut! At a glance… Whey protein can taste good with water if you pick a palatable flavour, mix it properly and CHILL the water …

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Is chocolate or vanilla protein powder better?

Is chocolate or vanilla protein powder better?

I use whey protein powder almost every day and have done for over a decade. I like it because it’s super EASY to consume, makes it EASY to hit my macros and is pretty CHEAP per gram of protein.  BUT the real question today is whether chocolate or vanilla is the best flavour of protein powder – here are my thoughts on it… At a glance… Vanilla protein powder is better as it can be used in both sweet and savoury applications Check out the best value vanilla whey on Amazon right here! Chocolate is a close second – particularly …

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Barbell Medicine nutrition coaching: 7 month review

Barbell Medicine nutrition coaching: 7 month review

Nutrition has always interested me – with “abs built in the kitchen” it always felt like it has the opportunity to be the silver bullet to build a better frame. Over the years I’ve spend countless hours reading and researching nutrition – coming at it from bodybuilding, strength training, general fitness and cycling angles it is amazing how the topic twists and turns. Even with this fairly robust base knowledge I always felt there was MORE to learn. So a few years ago I decided to try out a nutrition coach to see what difference this could make to my gains. I chose to use Barbell Medicine at …

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Starting Strength Diet

The Starting Strength diet: A review in 2020

Mark Rippetoe and Starting Strength are responsible for getting a ton of people into lifting with their simple training program. While the training plan is quite straight forward there remains ambiguity around what your diet for Starting Strength should look like. Let’s take a look at what Starting Strength says about nutrition, and test that against what the wider industry is saying these days. At a glance… We are what we eat Focus on your protein, carb, fat and fibre intake The original Mark Rippetoe diet for Starting Strength guidance still has some merit A lot of the more recent Starting Strength material online is inconsistent with the original message, and unhelpful Starting Strength …

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