Protein Is King
People aren’t getting enough protein and are not having protein frequently enough throughout the day to support their fat loss and muscle building goals. It’s all about protein, the macro-nutrient KING. I help a lot of people with their nutrition. The most common flaw right off the bat with under eaters and even over eaters is inadequate protein intake. This is a very common problem people don’t realize and don’t know. Moreover, they aren’t considering and/or are just misinformed on. One quick, easy, and cost effective solution to this is to add a meal replacement PROTEIN SHAKE. I want to talk to you about my protein of choice, 1st Phorm’s Level 1.
Level 1 Review
If you have ventured into learning about fitness, nutrition, weight loss or building lean muscle, you have heard or read that Protein is King! Well, it is. You need to be consuming the right amount of protein throughout your day. The best-case scenario would be in equal portions every 3 to 4 hours. Of course, whole food is the 100% best choice, however, have you tried to get in a whole food meal every 3 to 4 hours? Look, I am a fit pro, as they say, but I’m real. I’m not getting in 5 whole food meals per day. With my schedule, if I get in 4 whole food meals per day, I’m doing damn good. I typically pack 4 whole food meals and 2 meal replacement protein shakes; Level 1 by 1st Phorm.
Just to give you an example, my current protein intake foal is 225 grams per day. Break that down into 5 meals per day which comes to 45 grams of PROTEIN per meal. That’s a lot. Of course, I am in an “off season” or building phase so mine is set fairly high. Even the everyday person will definitely find their protein need is higher than they might think which can become a chore to meet. (See last week’s blog post “Protein Is King” for my basic recommendations on protein intake).
I will typically use Level 1 first thing as a breakfast because at 2 am, I need fast, convenient, and quiet (ssh). I pack an extra shake in my Six Pack Bag in case I don’t have time to heat up and eat a whole food meal at some point during the day.
I’ve been using 1st Phorm supplements (exclusively) for just over 1 year now and have been nothing but impressed and amazed. There are a few things most people are thinking about right off the bat when choosing a new protein shake, right? We’re looking for awesome flavor, a consistency of the shake we like, of course some assurance of great results, a high protein content, low carbs, low sugar and low fat. Plus, it’s at a cost we can live with. Level 1 by 1st Phorm delivers on all these considerations. In fact, Level 1 crushes it with it’s amazing flavors, high quality and unmatched customer service.
7 Flavors, Treating Yourself & My Favorites
Level 1 tastes amazing, boasting 7 amazing flavors. Leading the way as my 2 favorites are Strawberry Milk Shake and Caramel Latte. It can also serve as a treat to keep you from blowing your diet on ice cream or milk shakes but as with anything, the calories do count. I personally use 1 1/2 scoops per shake in the prescribed 8 oz. of water alone and it mixes very well with no clumps or gritty texture. I really like the consistency of Level 1 because it’s not watery but not overly thick, keeping it light on my stomach.
Level 1 has 23 grams of protein per serving (1 scoop) with only 7 grams of carbs and 2 grams of sugar coming in at a low 150 calories. Perfectly designed as a “meal replacement” with a blend of proteins, it provides a slower digestion rate to mimic whole food proteins, keeping you in an anabolic state (muscle building / fat and carb burning) longer in between meals.
Level 1 Quality vs. Stank Gas, The Runs & Cheap Protein
Next, let’s talk about QUALITY. No doubt, you have either experienced or heard stories about protein shakes. Specifically, people being bloated, getting crazy stank gas or worse, the runs! NO MORE! Level 1 is made with the highest quality raw good protein source and low temperature processed making it by far the easiest protein for your body to digest, hands down. I can personally attest to this. I’ve made the mistake of running out of my LEVEL 1 forcing me to go to the local super market, purchase that $20 protein, consequently causing the immediate effects on my stomach every time.
Level 1 is cGMP certified, made in an FDA inspected facility in St Louis, MO and comes backed with a 110% money back guarantee. When you choose to go with 1st Phorm, you become part of the Phamily. 1st Phorm has a full staff of NASM certified trainers, nutrition and weight loss specialists resulting in a staff that truly cares and is always ready to help you with any questions you may have any time. An example of their commitment and care for their customers is proved by a hand written note in each box shipped to you. Test their service out for yourself! Call them with any question you have about training, nutrition or supplements. The staff of NASM certified trainers are there until 9:00 p.m. Central Time each day, ready to HELP ANYONE.
Breaking Down The Cost
1st Phorm Level 1 is definitely NOT the cheapest protein, coming in at $49.99 per 2.45 lb. tub but they are the BEST! Let’s break that down and compare the alternative. For me, each shake is 1.5 scoops, coming to $2.55 for 34.5 g protein, 10.5 g carbs and 4.5 g of fat at only 225 calories. Okay, $2.55 for a healthy high protein, low calorie meal as opposed to FAST FOOD which costs more and is terrible for me? I’ll stick with my LEVEL 1! I hope you see the wisdom in this logic.
Hopefully, you will give Level 1 a try for yourself. If you would like to support our movement, please use any of the links in this blog or go to our products page to order. By doing so and supporting us, you will be HELPING OTHERS for free too! Please leave us a comment, give your feedback and feel free to contact me for a sample. Let me share mine with you and let’s talk about it. We are always here with FREE counseling on which supplements would be right for you and your goals.