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Premier Protein at Costco

by Stephanie on September 9, 2015

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Premier Protein. I am an ambassador for Premier Protein and receive compensation for my posts.   

During my trip to Austin over Labor Day weekend, my diet basically consisted of coffee, baked goods and tacos. In my foodie opinion, a road trip to Austin should always include kolaches from the Little Czech Bakery in West, TX, cupcakes from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop and donuts from Round Rock Donuts. I used the holiday weekend as an excuse to indulge a little (okay, a lot) but now I am ready to back on track. So for the next few days, I am going to focus on drinking 80+ ounces of water every day, eating 3 meals and 2 snacks each day and increasing my protein intake.

When I was training for my marathon earlier this year, I ate a carbohydrate heavy meal the night before a long run for sustained energy. However once I stopped running 10+ miles each weekend and started spending more time in the gym lifting weights, I increased the amount of protein I was eating each day.  Now my diet consists of approximately 40% carbs, 40% protein and 20% fat.  If you are uncertain how much protein your body needs, use this easy Protein Calculator.


Protein is important because is helps build lean muscle, keeps you feeling full for longer and gives you energy. I am not a nutritionist, but I can tell you that I noticed a difference in my performance and energy levels when I increased my protein intake.  The right mix of protein, carbs and fats can give your body a longer-lasting source of energy.

Dr. Robert Wildman, the Chief Protein Officer at Premier Protein (what a cool title!), explains the science behind eating protein:

“Protein is more thermogenic than carbohydrates or fat, meaning that your body burns more calories after eating protein rich foods than it does consuming other food groups.”

Because your body can only process so much protein at one sitting, it is best to eat protein throughout the day. I include protein in each meal and snack, so a typical day of healthy eating for me would include:

  • 1 egg + 2 egg whites, slice of cheese on a whole wheat english muffin (20+ grams of protein)
  • Half of a Premier Protein 30g protein bar as a morning snack (15 grams of protein)
  • grilled chicken breast over mixed green salad for my post-workout lunch (25+ grams of protein)
  • Premier Protein 30g shake plus a handful of almonds as an afternoon snack (30 grams of protein)
  • mini meatloaves, baked sweet potato and green beans (25+ grams of protein)

Premier Protein samples

Dr. Wildman also recommends eating protein right before or right after your workout:

“Consuming protein either just before or immediately after a workout helps maximize muscle protein building and along with carbohydrate to minimize muscle protein breakdown, which combined will lead to better results. Furthermore, protein is needed throughout the day to support on-going repair and adaptation, which begins immediately after exercise and can last as long as a day or so.”

You already know I love Premier Protein shakes and bars, especially when I need protein before and after a workout. I even keep free samples on my desk at work for co-workers! But what I love even more is saving money on Premier Protein shakes and bars.

This month Costco is offering $5.00 off Premier Protein’s 30g protein bar variety pack. The variety pack includes a combination of the Chocolate Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Mint (my favorite) bars. In addition to 30g of protein, each bar is also a good source of fiber and calcium.  The $5.00 off the retail price is only good from September 3rd through September 27th.


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