As I approach 58 years old I’ve been told by a few people that us older riders should be increasing our protein intake as we apparently don’t absorb it as well as we used to in our younger days.
I already struggle to eat enough to consume around 1g/kg body weight and have been told i should be targeting at least 1.6g/kg body weight.
In order to achieve this and possibly even to achieve 1g/kg body weight I would need to start taking some form of whey protein powder or something.
Does anyone have any knowledge about this and possibly some advice?
I recommend pure whey protein isolate, (not concentrate) without all the extra stuff some companies add, like vitamins and other hyped up stuff. I use Now Sports Nutrition Whey Protein Isolate.
More meals per day. Second breakfast is a good start.
Hahaha. I struggle to eat one breakfast, never mind two.
That list of foods protein content is really useful thanks.
I like to make a delicious espresso protein shake after morning rides with whey isolate
I especially try to ensure I have it after long or harder rides!
Now thats a good idea. Ill try that thanks.
I pretty much use this recipe:
Expect I use an actual double-shot of espresso in place of instant coffee
OG recipe from here: Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie - The Lemon Bowl®
You might want to substitute vanilla for that cocoa powder.