So, now that I'm pushing 40 and fighting diabetes, I'm starting to exercise for the first time in my life, despite my utter loathing for the very idea. And I've actually been good about it--my secret has been to go to the gym at the office at about 9 PM, when nobody's there to judge, jeer, or worst of all, jolly. But after three months of mixed cardio and weight training, all indicators point to my having lost zero fat and some 5 pounds of muscle.
I'm attempting to combat this by taking protein after each workout, but I can't find a protein supplement that meets my needs. Can you recommend something I can ingest after a workout that meets all
of these requirements? No compromises on any of these items are acceptable.
- 20g or more of protein
- Low or no sugar
- Under 8g net carbs
- NO sugar alcohols seriously omg you do not want to be around me if I have ingested any sugar alcohols ew ew
- Easily transportable
- Does not require refrigeration (will live in a gym bag pocket)
- Does not require any cooking, mixing with liquid, or other preparation
- Costs less than $2 per serving
Some things that would also be nice, but are not required: low fat, low calorie, tastes ok.
I'm on the brink of buying 6 pounds of beef jerky online for $93.41 (woo bulk discount), which would satisfy all of the above requirements, but somehow I have a feeling that is a course of action that could, in only a few moments of self-indulgence, go horribly wrong. I need some alternate viewpoints.