Protein, protein, protein. Who? What? When? Where?
There is a ton of misinformation out in the world about what a protein shake is supposed to do for you. Well, for one is it is called a "meal replacement" so it should make you feel like you ate a meal after you have partaken of the protein shake goodness.
I personally, love a great tasting protein shake.
Most of the protein shakes do not taste great at all and the ones that usually do have a bunch of garbage in them to make you think they taste good. Now that is a scary thought, all the chemicals are disguised to make you think the protein shake tastes good and thus, what does our brain do? "If it tastes good, it must be good for me". WRONG!!!! All those chemicals run havoc throughout your body and you would never even know if a few years later when you have some random disease that its origin was from drinking garbage repetitively. Note to self: Don't drink garbage.
I like feeling like I do not need to eat for hours after drinking a protein shake.
Most protein shakes are devoid of the satiating effect of a meal. Usually within 30 minutes it is a high probability you would be trying to remind yourself you just ate. WOOPS! That is not the goal here. If you are drinking a high quality protein shake you should feel satisfied for hours as if you just ate a meal. A high quality protein shake should have a small amount of fiber in it to give you that full feeling and the benefit of some good fiber in your belly!
I like how drinking a protein shake makes my body function better.
Most protein shakes are devoid of nutrition even though they are highly marketed in the opposite way. As a consumer you need to do your homework on some of the ingredients you allow into the temple called your body. If your belly gets bloated after drinking one or if you have weird digestive issues going on after, that is your body telling you "I don't like this, so stop putting it in me."
So what do you do?
Personally, I do a ton of research on all products that I allow into this precious vehicle of mine. As a matter of fact, as I am typing this I am testing out a new protein shake. So far, so good. It has great ingredients, great taste, and I drank it hours ago and I still feel full. No bloat. No freaky belly rumbles. So far it gets a gold star from me.
If you are a partaker of the shake, I would like to challenge you to do a little research of your own of what the ingredients are in your drink. I can tell you right off the bat, if it has artificial sweeteners, unverified quality of the type of protein that is used, or any random names that you can't pronounce I would run from that brand.