Weekend Read on Protein Powder!

New clients and experienced clients alike eventually end up asking the same question, about whether or not drinking protein shakes are acceptable or not? My response is typically along the lines of just stick to eating real food, maybe eat more sweet potatoes etc on days that you workout. Recently, one of my personal training clients brought the protein powder topic/question to the table again. Instead of going into detail, I will let you all read for yourselves a great write up that Amy (one of Robb’s Paleo dietitians) recently wrote. The write up is calledWhey’ing In: Are Protein Powders Paleo? Click the link to read more and have a fabulous weekend!

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Written by Chrissy

Chrissy Gower has been involved in the CrossFit NorCal community for over five years. She graduated from CSU, Chico with a degree in Liberal Studies and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Education as well as a teaching credential. In addition to Chrissy’s well rounded education she has also been a competitive athlete and was a member of the Chico State women’s waterski team from 1999-2000. After years of seeing and feeling the positive impact that CrossFit has had on her life Chrissy chose to make a career change to personal fitness training. Chrissy can help you to improve any element of your fitness, be it body composition, strength, flexibility or cardiovascular endurance. She is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a Certified CrossFit Kids Coach.

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  1. Justin S.

    Great post Chrissy! Protein powders are such a pandora’s box to talk about. I’m so glad you posted on it instead of me going on one of my usual rants :)

  2. Johnathon Spillett

    I always take those protein powders manufactured by Ultimate Nutrition because they are of very high quality. :

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  3. Leah Succop

    Unfortunately, when you walk into your local health food store to purchase a whey protein powder, you will probably be expecting a qualified sales person who knows all about the products on the shelf. What you will actually – most likely – encounter is a teenager who doesn’t know the first thing about body building, much less the products on the shelf in the store where he or she works. They are just there for the minimum wage paycheck. Even if the sales person is qualified to answer your questions, they represent their company – not you – and will suggest the product that nets them the highest profit, instead of the product that is going to net you the most benefit. -

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  4. Hi Jeff, any of the ones from the company NOW are excellent

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