If I were to chose the #1 supplement that I think is MOST important when starting an active lifestyle, it would without a doubt be protein powder. The benefits from using a high quality protein powder are huge in my book. Protein fuels recovery, builds muscle, suppresses your appetite, as well as helping aid you in building strength. As a busy mama, I love having a fast source for making sure I am getting my protein in!
With CrossFit, I drink Gnarly whey protein during/post workout daily. I have been doing it for so long now that I forget that not everyone knows how great it is! The other day my sister in law was asking me advice about “getting in shape” and I was helping her with her gym plan and we began talking protein intake. I explained to her the importance of making sure she has enough protein in her diet to fuel her workouts and recovery.
I then suggested she supplement with a protein powder and she responded with “but I don’t want to bulk up!” It totally made me laugh and remember the days when I actually used to think the same thing! It made me realize that if she, an adult has this uninformed view of protein powder, then other women might too!
First of all, it’s REALLY hard for women to “bulk up”. It takes hours of heavy weightlifting and lucky genetics to build massive muscles. Instead, working out regularly and taking in protein will most likely build the lean, curvy physique we all aspire to! There is nothing to be afraid of!
I love that Gnarly has an option for almost anyone though! Us mamas are crazy busy and having to worry about prepping chicken so you have protein between soccer games and running errands can seem almost impossible. I have LOVED the Gnarly Slim just for that! It’s a great meal replacement while also being incredibly effective in fueling fat loss.
Gnarly Slim gives you 10 grams of New Zealand grass fed protein, pro and prebiotics to promote digestion and overall health. It also has a fat burning blend (made with green coffee bean and green tea extract) within the shake, so If you are still worried about “bulking up” this is for you.
So, if you’re beginning an active lifestyle, or have been working out for a while and want to fuel your recovery and aid fat loss I highly recommend the Gnarly Slim as your new best friend. It comes in Vicious Vanilla or Chiseles Chocolate and both taste like heaven in a cup. So shake them up and go, or blend them up with your favorite fruit and relax!