Protein Supplements: Save Your Money

Our society programs us to be consumers.
If we take up a new hobby or interest often our first reaction is to search for what things we need to buy to partake in that activity.
The problem for business is that certain activities such as exercising with weights or running do not need that many material things, so the solution is to create things that seem they may help.
Specialist foods seem to be a very successful niche.
I came across this article the other day, which pretty much confirms what I had suspected about protein supplements.
Since I originally wrote this, having added protein in nearly every possible food has become a trend. Was no one else awake in school?
Your normal everyday diet contains ample protein for your needs. If your diet did not contain protein, which is highly unlikely, your body can make proteins from amino acids which it can synthesise from the citric acid cycle using glucose and body fats which you probably wanted to reduce anyway.
You only need a few ounces/75-100g of protein a day, much more than you probably eat. A portion of meat or other protein-rich food should be about the size of your palm. If eating white (non-oily) fish the portion may be as big as your palm and fingers.
Measure food portion with hand Hand measures of food
Save your money and buy my books instead.