you're a female subscriber to our Lean Body
Coaching newsletter, or even a guy with a
special lady in your life that you're trying to
get into shape, listen up, because this one is for
This week's guest author, natural
fitness competitor and Team Labrada athlete Cecile
Bayeul, R.N., will be showing you how
to sculpt and tone your shoulders so you can
show them off in a strapless sexy dress or bikini.
Cecile reveals her top 5 simple tips
for creating that head-turning, wow-factor look
whenever your shoulders are on show!
you thought you couldn't have your cake and eat it
too, you would be wrong.
I've given the typical, low protein, chocolate pie
a makeover. You'll discover how to turn the
normally bland base layer into a super tasty crunch base
using Teddy Grahams and pecans. I've also added
some amazing-tasting Labrada
Prov60 chocolate protein powder to increase its
lean muscle building potential .
recipes serves up to 8 people and provides just
190 calories per serving, 5.5 grams of fat,
1.5 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein.
Lee, can you confirm whether it's true that taking
extra whey protein or other proteins is bad for
your kidneys? I've read on-line lots of
conflicting advice, can you shed any light on the
you in advance.
Simon, I'm happy to help you with a
definitive answer on what is now, a very old, yet
The most virulent fear-mongering in the
fitness industry tends to be based on
misconstrued data. The initial study,
that propagated this myth, was based on
individuals with significant kidney
When you eat protein, you excrete a
substance know as urea. This isn't an issue for
normal individuals, however if you existing kidney
problems, it can be.
It goes without saying, that if you have
a severe medical condition, you shouldn't ingest
or take anything that may irritate it.
This holds true, whether it's kidney, heart or
indeed any other organ.
Fortunately, most of us don't have
extreme kidney health issues. For those who are
actively engaged in physical pursuits, especially
resistance training of some kind , additional
protein intake is a must for lean muscle growth,
retention and balancing macro
nutrients to assist in fat loss.
also be pleased to know, that not a single peer
reviewed study of protein use in normal healthy
adults found a single case of kidney
addition, let's also look at the real world and
see if this myth holds water. There are literally
millions of fitness enthusiasts who ingest more
than the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of
protein. Despite this, we have no recorded cases
of kidney failure in normal healthy adults, where
protein was found to be responsible.
additional protein was the culprit, we would
know by now, as we'd have seen thousands of cases
of kidney dysfunction in these individuals.
However, we see none.
line, a higher protein intake than the RDA is not
harmful and is in fact, beneficial for individuals
looking to improve body composition and build a
lean, healthy physique.
should also be noted that a high quality Whey
protein offers a large variety of health benefits
due to in part to the high content of cysteine and
lactoferrin which serve to regulate metabolism,
repair muscle tissue, and protect your body from
free radicals amongst other benefits.
also raises your body's natural levels of
glutathione, an antioxidant that contributes to
proper immune system function.
In short, you won't come
to any harm taking additional protein over and
above the RDA, in fact, depending on your current
levels of protein intake, you may even benefit
from doing so.
next time, stay healthy and
lean, live lean!
for a Lean Body,
& CEO Of Labrada
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