Protein Powder On The ACTIVE Plan
While following The Liquid Amino Diet ACTIVE protocol you will eat the same approved foods as a normal phase 1 day (with increased calories) however, we do add protein powder after a workout. I am sure you have frequently heard how it is important to eat protein after a good workout. The reason for this is because as you exercise, you tend to create small tears in your muscles, commonly referred to as mirco-tears. Once you have finished a workout, these muscles need to heal and protein is a great way to do that. We recommend it in the form of a protein shake because the protein in a shake reaches your muscles much faster (approximately 30 minutes) than protein in the form of a meal.
The next question is… what type of protein powder should I buy? There is a plethora of products out there and it can be difficult to know which one is diet friendly. When purchasing one, try to get a low carb (no more than 4 grams of carbs per serving) powder and it should have over 20 grams of protein. Here are a few brands that are all sweetened with stevia and are great for The Liquid Amino Diet ACTIVE program!
- Optimum 100% NATURAL Whey
- Dymatize All Natural Elite Whey Protein Isolate
- Jay Robbs Protein Powder
Both the regular protocol and the ACTIVE protocol is included in The Liquid Amino Diet booklet that you receive when you order. Our Health Coaches are available to answer questions or take orders at 1-800-980-7208!