So. You've decided to start a fitness journey. First things first: CONGRATULATIONS! This is an amazing first step to take, and we celebrate your dedication. You'll be feeling better and living better in no time!
Second things second: protein. You know you'll be needing a protein supplement as a buddy on your fitness journey, but with the health store shelves heaving with options, how do you know which protein is the right one for you? We've put together a little checklist to help you find your protein soulmate.
[ ] Does it support muscle growth?
This one is pretty straightforward, but with a fitness journey comes more workouts. More workouts necessitate more protein to support your muscles as they grow. Most nutritionists and personal trainers agree that in order to gain muscle, you need 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, or 2.2 grams per kg of body weight.
[ ] Does it make your life easier?
A new fitness journey is a big commitment, one which will already require some pretty big changes. From early morning workouts to taking the stairs, you're going to be making a lot of changes to your routine. So, your protein supplement should be convenient to use!
[ ] Does it support your nutrition goals?
If your fitness journey involves eating more clean, healthy, nutritious foods every day, it would be a real shame if your protein powder was packed with sugars, artificial flavours, and sweeteners (as many of them are). You'll also want to look for a protein that leverages plant-based ingredients for a nutrient dense formula - because why not get as much nutrition as you can in one glass?
[ ] Does it support your whole body?
Lots of protein supplements will have protein (duh!), but the best one for your fitness journey will take a holistic approach to wellness, supporting your whole self as well as your muscles. Look for a protein powder that supports and strengthens immune function, supports healthy bones, eyes, or teeth (or all 3!), and assists with other functions in your body.
Guess which Progressive product checks all these boxes? Did you guess Vegessential All-In-One? Of course you did!