This is a simple question, but it plays a large role in determining protein and calorie needs. In general, males need more calories by default. Men typically have faster metabolisms and more lean mass – this translates into higher energy needs. As energy needs increase, protein follows.
Age is a big factor in the speed of your metabolism and, as a result, how many calories you burn throughout the day. Calorie needs decrease by approximately 2-3% every decade of your adult life. As you age, your body also needs more protein to preserve muscle mass.
We recognize that fitness comes in all different shapes and sizes, and we celebrate that! Your perfect protein powder depends on both your current and goal body type. Whether you are trying to lose weight, build muscle, or maintain weight – your needs are different.
Your current height and weight are used to calculate BMI (Body Mass Index), which is a rough estimate of your body composition. By comparing your current measurements with your goal weight, we can determine the best protein powder to help you reach your goals.
The more you exercise, the more your muscles break down. This is a good thing – but only if your muscles recover properly. In order to properly repair and rebuild muscle, your body needs a specific amount and type of protein.
The type of exercise you do is just as important as the amount. Some types of exercise are much more strenuous for the body. Different exercises require different proteins and carbohydrates to recover and achieve the results you want.
Every athlete knows that each sport is different, and that each stresses your body in different ways. For example, playing football has a different effect on your body than swimming. Knowing what sport you play will help us calculate your protein powder.
What’s your personal reason for taking protein powder? This question is crucial in creating your formulation. If you are trying to slim down, your blend will be different than a blend for someone trying to bulk up. Your answer to this question helps us calculate the correct ratio and type of protein and carbohydrate.
This question plays a minor role in deciding what type of protein powder you receive. However, this question is crucial for us to understand you as a person. It’s especially helpful if you decide to schedule a 1-on-1 session with your registered dietitian.
The time of day that you take protein powder makes a big difference. Certain formulas are specifically designed for use before, during, or after various activities. On the other hand, some formulas are created with versatility in mind – they are designed to be beneficial at almost any time of the day.
For most people, the answer is probably: “not enough”. Your answer helps us determine your body’s ability to recover. Sleep is how your body recovers from everything you did that day (including exercise). Your response also tells us how long you are going without any nutrition each night.
Knowing how many meals you usually eat in a day helps us paint a bigger picture of your day. Your meal frequency tells us how long you go without food throughout the day. This is incredibly crucial in our assessment of your supplementation needs.
The reason we ask this question is fairly obvious – we want to keep you safe and respect your lifestyle choices! For example, folks who are lactose intolerant will be given a blend that substitutes ultra-filtered, lactose-free whey protein isolate for whey protein concentrate.