It seems like all of the real fitness gurus use it. Personally I can't stomach the stuff.
So I weigh 105 and I'm *trying* to put on about 5 pounds of muscle or so (we'll see how I do).
I eat ~100-120 grams of protein a day (on the days I work out)...all through natural food. I consume about 1500-1600 calories a day. I eat a lot of egg whites, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, chicken, turkey and tuna. A little cheese too, and once a week lean red meat and tofu.
Do I need to do the protein shake thing or can I wing it the natural way and still get nice cut muscles?
I do about 35-45 minutes of weight training 3-4 times a week, lifting semi-heavy (at least, I think so). No machines really, maybe just the leg curl one, just barbells and dumbells. 20 minutes of cardio 5x a week.
Advice for me? Thanks!!!