3 facts you need to know about protein and bulking up

Making the decision to work out might be really hard for some but once this choice is made, other hard things follow.

For example, if you are already way in the fitness journey then you may have been faced with issues like you becoming too skinny or manly looking if you happen to be a girl or, if you happen to be a guy, maybe you don’t seem to be getting all those muscles where you want them to grow.

So, here is where I come in with this post. We know that if we want to gain muscle and bulk up, we need to get as much protein as we can get but, do we really have as much information as we can get on protein? Well, you do now!

1.Where does it come from?

Ok, so you made the decision to bulk up but, do you really know all the sources of protein? Just in case you are not familiarized with the food chain, protein comes from fish, meat, eggs and poultry.

Also, if you happen to be a vegetarian but you can still eat some stuff, you can get your source of protein from eggs, grains and cereal. Although I consider you will have your biggest source of protein from meats and fish. But at the end of the day, where the source of your protein intake comes from is entirely up to you.

2.You can also get your protein from supplements and whey protein

I think this is meant a lot more for people that are seriously into bulking up and working out. Because there can be such a thing as too much protein, your protein intake should be proportional to the amount of time you spend working out.

3.Now, how do I know how much protein I should be taking?

There are ways to calculate this. Like I said there can be such a thing as too much protein so, you should calculate your protein intake based on your body weight. Take around 0.6 to 0.8 grams of protein for each pound you weight.