Protein is obviously a very important part of any nutrition program for someone who is working out with weights and trying to build muscle volume.
You may have read in previous articles that I have written the importance of increasing your muscle volume. Regardless of whether you are a man or a woman you need to increase muscle volume to help with burning your bodyfat.
Muscle requires more energy to burn. In turn if your muscles have more volume they will need to more energy and the best place they can get that energy from are your bodys fat stores.
Studies have show those who do even moderate exercise with weights need anywhere from a half of a gram of protein per pound of lean body mass to one gram per pound. That is a whole lot of protein. Given the fact you are supposed to eat six meals daily spread out every two and a half to three hours, you can see that you will need a lot of protein per each serving.
You will eventually hit those days where you no longer want that chicken breast and the site of another egg white will make you ill. Not to worry as there are a lot of protein supplements on the market that you can pick up at your local GNC or Vitamin Shoppe.
The question comes as to which one is the best bang for your buck. You can do all the research that you want but none have shown better results than Whey protein. In its near scientific definition, whey protein is the collection of globular proteins that is isolated from whey which is a by product of cheese manufactured from cows milk.
What makes whey protein a great source of protein, even better than chicken breast or egg whites, is that it has the highest biological value (BV) of all proteins. I wont get into BV in this article, but if you want to learn more you are a Google search away.
If you go with a reputable brand name when you purchase your whey protein source you cant go wrong as far as quality goes. The GNC brand is inexpensive and a good source as is Optimum, Designer Protein and EAS.
Determine how much each serving gives you as far as grams of protein as they differ from brand to brand, and then supplement your diet with what you need to hit that one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass.
As always if you are just starting out any exercise or nutrition program be sure to talk to your physician prior to beginning. They can answer questions that you may have and give you plenty of helpful advice.