Put Your Protein Shaker Down! This Is The Ultimate Post-Gym Snack

If you're here reading this, you're probably into Leg Day. I'm going to hazard a guess that you might be plugging your protein, fats, carbs, and calories into one of those complicated calculators. You've also probably got one of those protein shaker things with that little wire ball (and if you don't already have one, you might be tempted to go back to your search bar. Spoiler alert: I've got a better option for you.)

We've all had those days where we're trying to hit our macro goals, but have run out of space in our backpack for sneakers, boxing gloves, and our protein shaker. Or you've managed to fit it all your gym bag when only to find your dark-chocolate-mocha-banana-split whey has spilled all over those brand new Lululemons. But just because you "lift, bro", doesn't mean you have to lug around a giant shaker or fill your cabinets with chalky powder to hit your protein intake. Isn't sticking to your fitness routine enough, without adding juggling to the mix?

Try a More Portable Post-Workout Snack

It doesn't matter whether you're a weightlifter or you only cruise to the gym to push the spin pedals. We have the perfect snack for you. Premium jerky offers all the benefits of post-workout protein with the convenience of a portable snack. Consuming protein is important for weight loss because protein digests slower than carbs, so you will feel full for a longer amount of time.

Still not convinced? What if I told you that high-quality protein can actually help you develop muscle and recover more quickly from workouts! It provides the amino acids that muscles need to repair and rebuild, allowing you to recover from exercise and get stronger over time. It also doesn't raise your level of insulin--a hormone that signals your body to store fat (just don't go for the sugary jerkies).

Complete Protein

The closer you can get to the source of nature, the more nutritional value it provides. Protein shakes all too often are combining processed ingredients and added sugar, which can compromise the quality in favor of added taste. Jerky, however, is naturally a complete protein — filled with amino acids, healthy fats, and important minerals, like zinc, phosphorus, B12, iron, and folate. A warning caveat: make sure you're only going for that artisan jerky instead of the gas station jerky. At Craft Jerky Co, we only use premium, high-quality meats to ensure you're getting maximum nutrients and a variety of delicious flavors, delivered every month.

Bulk up your muscles, not your gym bag.

Everyone has different goals, and these can vary by season, fitness journey, and time in life. While one month you may be focusing on bulking, wanting to max out on reps and grams of protein — when summer rolls around, you may be focused on cutting.

Rather than keeping several cans of protein powder around, why not invest in a monthly subscription that allows you to tailor your intake. Not only does Craft Jerky Co offer varying subscriptions — Keto, Paleo, Gluten-free — based on dietary preferences, you can control your protein intake down to the very last (delicious) bite!

If you want to take the guesswork out of your meal plan (or simply not spend hours reading nutrition labels) Craft Jerky Co makes it easy! Sign up for our monthly subscription box, tailored to your nutritional needs. With our Paleo, Keto-Friendly, and Gluten-Free options, you can spend more time focusing on your WOD, and less on your post-workout snack planning.