Protein: Is It A New Addiction?

Protein: Is It A New Addiction?

Adding protein powder to your meal in the morning can seem like a simple way to eat healthier. Protein is important for adults, and most don’t eat enough daily.

Protein supplements can be powders or pills that have the protein that comes from plants.

Protein supplements are considered a vital part of many men’s meals for the day. They provide a quick and easy protein intake. Believe it or not, though, it can be obsessive. Women aren’t the only ones who can suffer from an eating disorder.

An eating disorder was usually classified as something like anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia. Anorexia is when one eats less to reach the desired body type. Bulimia is when one vomits up what they’ve eaten to achieve the desired weight. Orthorexia is an obsession with eating foods that are only considered healthy.

Protein shakes, powders, and others can actually be used in a way that isn’t healthy. Some men are obsessed with the idea of becoming fit. They want to grow muscular quickly, and they overuse these supplements. They hope the supplements will help them achieve their goals.

Being obsessed with physical fitness can also be unhealthy. Men also suffer from body image expectations, usually set for them by other men. This level of physical fitness can be hard to achieve or impossible for many.

Their eagerness to reach this image can cause them to be addicted to what they think can assist them.

There was a new study done by the American Psychological Association (APA), in which they surveyed men who use protein supplements. 22 Percent of men surveyed said they replaced meals entirely with protein shakes. 40 percent said their usage increased consistently over time.

This means usage has gone up dramatically, and that it is not necessarily healthy.