Eating more Egg White Protein as Muscle Building Supplements may not have been on the top of your New Year’s resolutions… but it should be! As a Personal Trainer, I know that the New Year brings with it an onslaught of well intended fitness and nutrition goals. I’m happy to support this new found enthusiasm in my clients, however regardless of the motivation, it always comes down to basics. To build muscle and lose fat means committing to a clean diet high in protein and a consistent and effective workout routine.
Today I want to dispel the myth that you need a kitchen cabinet full of muscle building supplements to reach your goals. It’s simply not true! You may have noticed recently that I started writing more about raw food diets and natural protein supplements; and today I’m going to tell you about Egg White Protein. I’m a firm believer that we should focus on eating foods in their most natural state. The human body wasn’t designed to be a chemical filtration system! While there are tons of protein supplements available online or thru your local vitamin shop, the purest form of proteins come in their most natural state!
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or just researching the best muscle building supplements, look no further than our good friend the egg! The egg is one of the most complete and versatile foods available to us and bodybuilders, gym rats, and weekend warriors have been singing its praises for decades.
What is Egg White Protein?
Well this is a no brainer, but let’s pretend we don’t know! lol The egg white is the clear liquid contained within an egg and constitutes about two-thirds of the egg’s total weight.
How Much Protein Is In Egg Whites?
The average egg will contain about 6.29 grams of protein. A little more than half of that protein (about 3.6 grams) comes from the egg white itself. This is according to the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC). Yes, that’s a real organization!
How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Muscle?
The United States RDA (recommended daily allowance) is about .4 grams per one pound of body weight. Figure that out by multiplying .4 with your body weight. That is an average and based on a sedentary lifestyle. The most widely accepted minimum protein requirements by most fitness professionals is about 1 gram of protein per 1 pound of body weight if you’re looking to supplement a workout routine.
Now realistically you’re not going to be buying cartons of eggs just to get the valuable nutrients and proteins from a couple egg whites. I suggest trying a pure egg white protein supplement. You can get them from brick and mortar stores or online! I personally use these guys. They’re cheaper than most, the product comes frozen and within a couple days of ordering.
About Riley Daye
Riley Daye is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle and Weightloss Consultant. He is a Los Angeles Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Consultant who specializes in Weight Loss and Sport Specific Training. Contact Riley to schedule a private consultation.