How to avoid getting fat while taking protein, according to a nutritionist
How much do you whey?
It’s May, the sun is out and your Zante trip is just around the corner.
You turn to the gym, protein shake in hand. But how do you stop it from making you fat? How do you know that you’re doing it right without the embarrassment of asking your muscly mates?
We spoke to nutrition expert and lecturer at Glasgow University, Dr Emilie Aspray, to find out her top tips.
What does protein do?
How should you take protein?
Surprise surprise, Emilie tells us that “the best way to consume proteins is as part of a balanced diet”.
This, she assures us, will cover the person’s need in term of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins and mineral) with adequate hydration.
“It’s always advisable to undertake a specific diet under the advice of a registered dietitian.
“A balanced diet following the Eatwell plate model is a good point to start. This involves eating a wide variety of foods and drink in the correct proportion and amount to meet energy requirement and maintain adequate body weight.
“More protein does not mean more stores, or more muscle. The body regulates the amount of nitrogen it receives and too much protein can actually harm the kidney, and displace the intake of other important nutrients.”
How much protein is too much protein?
Will it help me get my Malia 2k15 bod?