Tuesday, 14 April 2015

How I fuel my exercises

I do exercises nearly every day so eating the right food is essential for me.

I started to build muscles 4 years ago. The first step was my gym membership the second was that I started to educate myself about food –nutrients. Good looking body is made in the kitchen in 70% and made in the gym in 30%. It is true. You cannot balance your binge eating with exercises. It is very important to track your macro nutrient intake. Food is the fuel of your body. It will be fit and work well when you use the right fuel. There are three macronutrients: fats, carbohydrates (carbs) and proteins.  Who want to increase muscle mass must eat lots of proteins. It is the first rule of building muscles. We must eat food high in protein and carbs after weight training not later than 2 hours. It is sometimes challenging. What if I exercise in the gym before work or I go shopping right from the gym? There are available protein drinks or bars, but they have usually high calories for high price. The best food to have in your gym bag is Arla Protein. Arla Protein contains 20g protein and only 140 kcal per 200g pot. It is relatively big pot, so you do not feel hungry or just half full after eating it. It is the right size with as high protein content as one full chicken breast or tuna conserve. You can choose from three flavours: strawberry, raspberry & rosehip and blueberry. Raspberry & rosehip is very unique.  I recommend it for gourmets, because you really can taste the rosehip. My favourite is the traditional strawberry. I hope there will come more flavours soon.


Healthy eating is very important for me so I was very happy when I have got invitation to Arla Protein BzzCampaign. It was a little bit hard to find it in the store, because some Tesco stock it temporally.  I think because it is a new product. I hope it will change later because I would like to buy Arla Protein in the future too.

Eating food high in protein is very important. Protein helps build muscles and accelerates recovery after workout. Even helps you lose weight because the digestion of protein produces 10% more heat than digestion of other nutrients. Protein helps you feel fuller for longer. Arla Protein is a perfect and totally unique product because contains 20g protein. Since I build muscles I dreamed about same product. When I do my weight training too late at the night I do not have time for preparing and eating proper meal after it, because I should sleep as well. I tried protein shakes but they are from processed whey with high glycemic index, which means I am hungry after 30 minutes and cannot sleep.  My solution was low fat yoghurts with plain protein powder, but it was not really tasty. I purchase plain protein powder, because I use it in cooking. I would like to avoid artificial flavours and colours as well. I have found in Arla Protein everything what I need: delicious taste, creamy texture, extremely high protein (20g), low fat (0.4g), naturally low sugar (12.6g), low calories (140kcal) and perfect size (200g).

Arla Protein is a very good snack too. There are only some high protein snacks in shops. The ordinary food or snacks contain extremely low amount of protein which is not healthy. It is important to check food labels and check the protein content. Ordinary people eat very low protein diet. Eating one or two pots of Arla Protein can make extremely big difference in our wellbeing.

The truth is, Arla Protein is not yoghurt – is a quark. Have a little bit different, grainier consistency and a little bit bitter flavour as yoghurts. Quark is the perfect protein source before bed, because contains very slowly releasable protein (kazein) which helps you build muscles during your night sleep.

I cannot imagine better product for people with healthy eating goals as Arla Protein.

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