Everybody around me is going to the gym and using protein and pre workouts, is this necessary? I want to get my body the natural way. Is this possible?
Nope and its not best thing either! Some people use it cause of busy life styles, some because they like the image! Walking around with the latest brand buzz word on there shakers.
But protein specially whey is left overs from cheese making. That can never be as good as protein from natural foods like chicken, beef and pork and it contains a lot less chemicals. Lean Free range meats is all natural along with organic vegetables
Gym's they come in handy if you lnow what to do and can get yourself there daily but you can do rourine on here with no equipment at home and work your way up like goals...stick with it a month and buy your self a dumbell set etc
It is very difficult to do without the use of protein powder. If you are really building your body your muscles need protein. About your body weight in grams. So I shoot for 155 g of protein everyday. If you can accomplish this without exceeding your calorie intake that's great. If not whey or iso it is.
Now does all this apply to the fitness model type building?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with whey protein shakes. Just watch out for the ones with added sugars. You can easily reach your protein intake by natural means, such as chicken breast, fish, tuna and eggs. However, throughout the day you don't have time to make these I bet. That's where protein shakes come in. Just as long as you don't use them as your primary means of protein intake, they are great