Living a healthy lifestyle is important, but I have responsibilities that prevent me consuming the ideal diet. That’s why protein shakes have become a part of my daily routine. Over time I have come to rely on protein shakes to get me through the day and maintain my level of fitness. Here are a few examples.
When there’s no time for breakfast
I am currently babysitting some mornings as a #sidehustle and that means arriving at the kids’ house before the parents leave for work. I don’t have the energy to prepare a healthy breakfast when I need to arrive at work before most working professionals even leave their houses.
I am hardly the only person in this situation: 31 million Americans skip breakfast each day. This is a big mistake, because hunger throughout the day leads to overeating.
I rely on Premier Protein shakes in these situations because a breakfast with a high level of protein satisfies my appetite and reduces hunger throughout the day. I’ll either drink a shake on my way to babysit or use the chocolate or vanilla shake as a base for my smoothie. I am partial to adding frozen fruit to my vanilla shake, but there are plenty of other healthy shake recipes you can use if you have a bit more time.
When I need a fast alternative to snacks
Working as the assistant editor of this very site can mean too many hours in front of my computer engaging with others on social media and helping Abbi proofread and edit other columnists’ stories. Sometimes my concentration will slow and I will find myself staring off into space and wondering what I should eat.
Rather than let that happen consistently, my go-to-snack are the Premier Protein chocolate shakes sitting in my fridge. This is more fulfilling than an apple and far healthier than snacking on Doritos.
After working out
I started lifting weights and jogging as part of my exercise routine about six months ago and have only recently started to drink a vanilla Premier Protein shake after each workout, around three times per week. I have a long ways to go, but a protein shake has been a reliable way to recover post-workout.
I know how much I don’t know about nutrition and fitness. I try to learn, but as soon as I feel like I am up to speed, I come across even more information that makes me rethink my diet and routine. This is why rather than moving from fad to fad, I can drink protein shakes to cover my needs and help me reach my goals.
They stop carb cravings
Protein shakes make a real difference for me. I stopped craving carbs (aka sugar) after I started drinking a Premier Protein shake after each workout. They’re ready to drink, and so convenient. I used to bring one of those shaker bottles in my gym bag. I was kind of like Little Miss Muffet with spilled curds and whey on my towel…so messy!
I’d like to tell you that I’m an exercise physiologist and know that my muscles need protein after a workout. I am not. I’m a 20-something year old online editor and part-time babysitter that wants to stay in good shape to work as hard as I do.
One of my favorite books about body sculpting, Burn the Fat, recommends drinking a protein shake within thirty minutes of each exercise session. So by feeding my muscles protein after lifting weights or jogging, I become lean.
Where to find Premier Protein Shakes
Arguably the most important reason I will continue to rely on these shakes is because they are so convenient to find in stores, no matter where in the country you live. Here are a few ones we have all heard of:
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