I got a dilemma.
My family doesn’t approve of supps, so when I go home for holidays, it screws me over. No whey, no casein. No casein is not a big deal… I’ll just eat meat and cottage cheese. But what natural protein sources (or eating plan) would people suggest for when I workout without any whey? Are there any foods naturally high in whey? Are egg whites fast enough? Milk? Should I eat a relatively large protein meal pre workout as opposed to post?
Eating some protein before you workout should help - I remembered hearing that you only need a small amount of pre-workout protein to boost protein synthesis, so you shouldn’t need to eat much of it.
I googled and found a page that references a study showing that only 6 grams of essential amino acids are required pre-workout to increase protein sythesis. The article is selling something, but the principle should still apply to any protein meal - and it doesn’t need to be a large meal that will interfere with your workout.