Running is great for getting in shape, improving cardiovascular health, improving mood and so many other things, but is it good for your weight? Some people lose weight when running, some people gain, and some don't notice much of a change. What gives?
In this episode, we talk about the various factors that go into weight control, including running, eating, snacking, strength training, interval training, meal timing and our body's ability to adapt and throw it all off. We also talk about some eating recommendations, both for losing weight and gaining or maintaining weight, and also provide information on some different protein supplements. What's the difference between plant-based proteins and whey protein supplements? What is whey concentrate vs. whey isolate? What are some important things to remember and keep in mind when buying a protein supplement? Some of our recommendations include finding a high quality protein supplement that is cold-processed (or cold-filtered), that is grass-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and pesticide-free. One brand that has very high ratings and fits these qualities is Muscle Feast (see link below). We just ordered some and will report back on the taste.
However, protein supplements should be just that, supplements. Fill your plates with whole, minimally-processed foods rich in nutrients for the best results, eat on a regular schedule, eat until you've had enough, minimize snacking, and you will find a nice balance that is right for your body.
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