The Top New Protein Powders For 2014

Over the last few years there have been a number different protein powders brands to hit the market. Finding what the Best protein Powder for Women has now gotten even more difficult. Not only are they so many brands, there are now so many types of protein powder as well, a few examples are whey, casein, pea, hemp, and the list goes on. In order to make your decision easier, we’ve broken down the different types of protein powders that are available.

Top Protein Powders For 2014

best protein powder for womenWhey Protein is most the popular types of protein powder that’s around. This milk-based protein powder is high in amino acids and helps your body build muscle while burning calories and fat. Whey protein can be broken down into a few different types: whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate. WPC is considered to have the lowest amount of protein per scoop, where as WPH has the high amount. What’s the difference then? Well, price, WPH cost quite a bit more than WPC. However, this may be perfect for a bodybuilder or someone looking to really bulk up. Whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate are considered better options for the basic user.

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As whey protein is a milk based protein, a vegan friendly alternative is Pea protein. Pea protein is popular due to the fact that it’s hypoallergenic – meaning it’s easy to digest. Pea protein is still loaded with protein and also has a well balanced amino acid spread. If you’ve read my other post’s you’ll know how much of a fan I am of pea protein.

Another dairy free protein is rice protein. It contains no animal products, it’s a natural source of protein and is extremely easy to digest.

 

My New Protein Powder – Pea Protein Powder

Since I’ve had so many question about protein powder and pea protein I thought I’d share some more info on what type of protein powder I’ve been using. I’ve recently switched to a planet-based protein powder called pea protein. However, I’ve taken it one step further and tried to find one of the most protein per scoop. Pea protein is considered a of the best sources of protein available. It has a balanced amino acid spread and high protein concentration. It’s commonly found to be the my favoured protein powder used by vegetarians.

Pea protein isolate is where I finally settled. This is type of Pea Protein Powder that is concentrated to around 80% protein per serving. This is quite different to a normal pea protein which only provides 55% to 75% protein per serving.

One of the top reasons why people choose to use pea protein is because it’s very easy to digest – compared to other milk based powders. Pea protein is a high quality hypoallergenic powder so it is perfect for someone looking to avoid dairy and soya based proteins. Furthermore, pea protein is also gluten free.

pea protein powderBelow is a my favourite pea protein powder. I can’t say which other ones I like because this is the only one I’ve used. So far I’m extremely happy with the results - one of the many issues people have with milk-based protein powders is the bloating feeling you get afterwords. I don’t have any of these issues and I can still get a good amount of protein after a workout. Staying fit, and healthy is an important part of modelling but remembering to eat well is also extremely important – protein powders have allowed me to do this very easily.

If you’re looking for a different type of pea protein powder, you can check this article: http://bestproteinpowderforwomen.me/organic-pea-protein-powder/

Pea Protein Powder

Jarrow Formulas Optimal Plant Proteins

This plant based protein powder is a combination of a few different plant based proteins: pea protein isolate, natural hemp and brown rice. Most importantly, it’s free of dairy, gluten and soy. Although it’s protein yield is lower than most, it’s the cheapest of the bunch and is made up of five different organic, plant based proteins (pea, rice, hemp, chlorella and chia). This has been a really good starting protein powder for me, I’ll update this page as I progress on my protein powder journey.

You Asked: Tips For Making Protein Shakes

Since posting our article a few months ago about ‘high protein diets’ we’ve been receiving lots of questions about how to make protein shakes. I guess the picture of the protein shakes in the article really caught your eyes! I’ve been making protein shakes for women, friends and for myself for many years. I actually really enjoy coming up with different combinations.

How to make a protein shake

Your first ingredient will be your base layer, this is some sort of liquid that will effect the texture of your shake. You can really have any sort of liquid you want, from greek yogurt to water. Water is considered the best and most natural and convenient base layer. But I’ve also used almond milk and juice in the past.

protein shakes for womenThe next step is adding your protein. There are a number of protein powders available to your. I prefer pea protein as I’m a vegetarian and I prefer plant based protein powders. My body can use the protein to do all the necessary repairs quickly. I make a protein shake every morning, as it fills me up perfectly before I head to work. Add what ever protein you like and remember to give it a really good mix.

Check out these sites for more protein powder information.

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss

http://Www.BestProteinpowderforwome.Me/

The third things you’ll need to add are your goodies, this is where the fun begins and you can really start to get creative. I tend you start with berries – strawberries, blueberries, etc. Berries are a really good antioxidant – so they’ll keep your skin looking fresh. Bananas are great for shakes too. They add a lot of texture and a very distinct taste, if you’re a banana person.

Finally, if you need some more texture add ice cubes – you could start to make a smoothie (which is considered a bit thicker than a shake)

Blend it really well for about 30 seconds and enjoy.

Our Favourite Health and Fitness Documentaries

We’ve decided to compile a list of our favourite documentaries that all focus around the same subject of healthy and fitness. Topics range from weight-lifting to using juicing and even the pro’s and con’s of using supplements.

1. Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead

This film looks at how juicing fruits and vegetables can drastically improve your health. The film centres around Joe Cross, a Australian man in his forties, who decided to make a cross-country trip around America while only juicing. Along the way he shares his story with some of the most overweight people in America.

2. BBC’s Panorama Series

Although slightly difficult to find, BBC’s Panorama is one of the finest and longest running documentary series on television. It has a reputation for researching subjects that have a mass market appeal. This show focuses on investigating the sports drink industry, it then moves to protein powders and debates whether these supplements are good for you. If you’re interested in joining the debate or would like to know more about protein powders try this wiki page

3. Pumping Iron

An in depth look at the early, bodybuilding years of movie-star/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film explores bodybuilding in it’s hay-day and the ability to completely transform your body into a super-human level. Forget protein powders and energy bars, this is pure weight lifting at its finest.

4. Food, Inc.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner, gives the audience an in depth looking into the American food industry and the control it has over the consumer and more shockingly the people in charge. Once you learn the truth about where your food comes from, you may not want to enter a supermarket ever again.

 

Introducing and Maintaining A High Protein Diet.

Today we are discussing diets, how important having a high protein diet can be and the best protein powder for weight-loss. 

Protein is an extremely important nutrient to have in your diet. It helps to promote healthy hair and skin and strong nails, all things we want to maintain for as long as possible. Furthermore, protein helps your metabolism, the transportation of oxygen and nutrients in the blood, digestion.

To make sure that your diet plan is crammed with muscle-creating proteins, it is very important to take into account which meals you eat throughout the day – most importantly, how much protein is in each meal. When we say muscle creating proteins we’re not looking to bulk up and lift weights, what we’re saying is we want our bodies to replenish and ‘fuel’ the muscles that have been damaged during your daily routine, workout, etc.

best protein powder for womenIt may not always be easy to gain this protein in a regular day, who really has time to cook a good lunch? For example, when at the gym, one way to get a kick of protein is to add a couple of scoops or whey protein to a drink or protein shake. It’s quick, easy and doesn’t slow you down from getting on with your day. Best of all, you’ll be getting roughly 35 grams of protein into your body exactly at the right time you need it.

Okay, so now you know how easy it is to get protein into your system, so you’re probably wondering how much should you be taking each day? The amount of protein you consume is completely dependant on how much you weigh. As a general rule of thumb, you should take about 1.6 to 1.7 grams of protein for every kilogram of weight.

If you’re looking for more information on what the best ways to get protein are or some ideas on what protein powders could work for you head over to http://BestproteinpowderforWomen.Me

We’ve compiled a record of some of the most protein-packed food items that you can locate in your regular grocery store.

Peanut butter (2 tbsp) Protein- 8 g Calories- 188 Fat- 16 g

Raw almonds (19 parts) Protein- 7 g Calories- 180 Fat- 14 g

Almond butter (1 tbsp) Protein- 2 g Calories- 101 Fat- nine g

Skinless Chicken breast (1 cup) Protein- 38 g Calories- 258 Fat- 10.4

Ground beef  (90%25 lean, 3 oz) Protein- 23 g Calories- 182 Fat- 9 g

Ground turkey (3 oz) Protein- 22 g Calories- 193 Fat- 11 g

Salmon (half fillet) Protein- 39 g Calories- 367 Fat- 22 g

Tuna (canned, one cup) Protein- 39 g Calories- 179 Fat- 1 g

 

Women’s workout routines – tips for toning those tough areas.

As fitness models and even just healthy beings, it’s a constant battles to keep certain areas of your body looking good.

Both men and women battle with getting their stomach muscles, thighs, and backsides looking exactly how they desire. Historically, females are on the lookout for efficient workout routines that concentrate on these places. While men tend to focus on bulking up in these places, as well as, their arms.  Many ladies really feel insecure about “love handles,” “saddlebags,” and that awkward experience of their thighs rubbing together when they stroll or run. Luckily there a number of great cardio workout routines that will help you tone these sensitive areas.

Cardio is extremely crucial, you need to set clear and concise goals that you will work towards. This doesn’t mean that you will repeat the same boring routine over an over again, which is one of the many problems with doing regular exercise: boredom. Spicing up your workout routines with team sports and recreational hobbies such as dancing or martial arts is a great way to stay fit and sane. 

Here are a few cardio focused exercised to get you started: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/tags/workouts

As you can see from the link above, the exercise possibilities are endless. One thing to mention is how valuable lunges and squatscan be for melting away fat on the thighs and butt. As you continue to do this routines, add weights into the mix will speed up your whole metabolic process. Resulting in lean, alluring muscle tissue without all that the unwanted bulkiness.

Creating Online Modelling Portfolio

In the past few years, more and more models, both male and female, have started to become interested in creating a online model portfolio.

For models

models

The membership for models costs nothing while a charge is charged for employer membership. Modelling websites cater both to models and potential employers, giving a quite a few benefits to each party. For the models, you have a a way to post and control info about yourself, construct a profile and enter a number photographs that you feel best represent yourself. You also have the opportunity to network with a wide range of potential employers.

For Employers

For photographers, fashion designers and other professionals working in an assortment of fields; they can all utilize these site to find the perfect models they need. For employers, they are given such a large pool of potential talent to work with. This caters to any and all styles of jobs, allowing them to potentially find the best person for the job. They can cut out audition time by browsing profiles and the information on each profile, only interview their final list of models. There are so many model portfolios present on such websites, so employers definitely have from where to choose. Plus, new models are introduced on a regular basis and their information is always kept up-to-date.

Here is an example of one such site: http://www.modelmayhem.com/

One of the downsides to these online sites is the fact that you do become lost in the mix. With so many model on these sites gaining traction and popularity may be difficult. There is also a risk of find unprofessional employers. Working with an agency, you’ll find a human to human connection between the employer and the agency, one that is built on a previous working relationship and mutual trust. With that being said – we feel like there is a place in the industry for both styles of promotion and representation.

Image by  Joel Devereux