The Best Proteins to Help Combat Your Dad Bod

One of the key parts of gaining muscle is protein. If you don’t know where to start, it can be a bit confusing when trying to figure out what protein to buy. Fortunately for you, here’s a quick list of the best proteins on the market.

First, you should know that there are two different main types of protein: whey and casein. These are the two main proteins that are extracted from milk. Whey is generally taken right after a workout to promote quicker muscle healing.

Casein is generally taken before bed in order to keep your muscles well fed. The first brand that you should try is Optimum Nutrition, or ON as their label says. They sell really good whey protein and casein.

These are pretty good prices from Amazon – especially for such a great product. Like most proteins, their most popular flavor is chocolate, because the other flavors are generally not as good.

Next you should check out BSN SYNTHA-6. They have a similar product to ON, at a better price on Amazon. The only real complaint about this one is that it has many more carbs than the ON brand.

A serving of this brand has a carb-protein ratio of about 3:4 while the ON brand has about 1:8. This makes ON a better brand for post workout shakes, but BSN is still a good meal replacement.

Another brand to consider is Body Fortress. At a similar price per pound to BSN, they give you a pretty good deal for some quality protein. The carb to protein ratio on this brand is 3:10, which is better than BSN, but still not quite as good as ON.

This is the best post-workout protein for anyone who wants to get their protein at a good price. Most proteins that you find at places like Academy or Walmart will probably be fine – just chose the one with the best carb-protein ratio and try that one.

If you don’t really have loyalties to any one brand in particular, you should just try each one and see which one you like more. One shake may have a weird consistency, one may not mix very well, one may have a weird taste – but you just have to find the one that fits you.

The brands listed above are the recommended starter choices, but if you find a brand that suits you best, stick to that one. You can’t go wrong finding protein to add to your diet to weed out unwanted carbs.

I’d love to know which protein you like best. Leave me the details in the comments…

5 Ways to Get Your Metabolism Back on Track

Hey guys, today I want talk about metabolism and give you 5 tips to boost it.

Metabolism is the process in your body that converts everything you consume into energy. If you have a fast metabolism, you won’t see very much backlash from eating a lot, because your body quickly converts it into energy.

However, if you have a slow metabolism, your body will take longer to use that food you eat and turn it into something useful. There are many ways to boost your metabolism.

First, a lot of it depends on what you eat.

If you eat too little, your metabolism slows down a lot. Don’t starve yourself to try to get skinny. It won’t work. You’ll just hold on to the little food you do eat, and mess up your metabolism for later.

Specifically, you shouldn’t be eating less than 1,000 calories minimum per day, or your body kicks into full on starvation mode, and you won’t see many results. Eat good sized, healthy meals.

Your body can also go into a starvation type mode if you fail to eat the most important meal of the day: breakfast. Not eating breakfast can lead to your body thinking it’s starving, because you’re taking almost 20 hours between meals, assuming you eat dinner at 6 PM and lunch at about 2 PM.

When your body falls into this panic mode, it doesn’t let go of foods, making you hold on to excess weight. Breakfast is also a great opportunity to get in a lot of protein in the morning, so take advantage of it.

Not getting a proper amount of sleep can cause your metabolism to slow down, as well. Not getting a proper night’s sleep is way more destructive for your body than you think. A lack of sleep can cause your leptin and ghrelin levels to go out of control, which control hunger levels.

This can cause you to overeat, or eat poorly, hurting your metabolism. It’s actually been shown in studies that those who sleep less are more prone to obesity. As with all aspects of health, drinking alcohol is an obvious metabolism killer.

Alcohol can tack on tons of unwanted calories and it even prevents fat burning. For men, alcohol reduces testosterone levels, which can prevent you from burning fat and getting rid of your Dad Bod. Kick the alcohol and you will see great results.

You should get some healthy fat in your diet. Don’t get this kind of fat confused with the bad fat on your body, however. Fats are an essential part of your body, just like protein and carbs. You just need to get the right kind of fats. If you consume balanced meals with fat and protein, you will heal your metabolism pretty quickly.

I hope these ideas help you boost your metabolism.

If you’d like additional help, this program will teach you how to prepare awesome meals that boost your metabolism and help you burn fat. Give it a try!