Hey there! My goal is to get this posted by this weekend because next week is the 4th of July and my brother’s wedding! I can’t believe it’s already here and I’m so so excited! Summer has been so much so far, and there’s still more on the calendar! The wedding, my dad’s band is playing, my friend’s party bus, and my personal favorite: a Keith Urban concert with Dylan!! We went last summer (the weekend my brother got engaged actually!) and had the best time EVER. So to say we’re pretty pumped would be an under statement LOL.

To start off, let’s talk about the importance of protein. Regardless of what your goal is (muscle gain, weight loss, etc.), protein is SO IMPORTANT!!  The more muscle our bodies have, the more calories our body’s naturally burn. Our bodies can be in two different states: anabolic or catabolic. Anabolic is when our bodies are building and protecting our muscle, and burning fat for energy (GOOD). Catabolic is when our bodies are storing fat and burning muscle for energy (NOT GOOD). In order to keep our bodies in an anabolic (muscle building, fat burning) state, we need to consume protein every ~3 hours. By consuming a full serving of protein (15-20g) of protein every ~3 hours, you will keep your body in an anabolic state. Therefore, optimizing your results and hard work! I always recommend to opt for a whole food source over a supplement. However, there may be times that you don’t have anything prepared, you’re on the go, or you simply want to utilize a protein powder. This is why we have Level 1: CONVENIENCE! Consuming protein powder is no different than eating chicken or egg whites. It is purely for convenience, and potentially personal preference is some situations.

Protein Sources:

  • Chicken
  • Egg whites
  • Lean ground beef/turkey
  • Lunch meat
  • Greek yogurt
  • String cheese
  • Beef jerky
  • Protein bars
    • 1st Phorm also has “Level 1 Bars” – which are protein bars that utilize their Level 1 protein – shop here

There is also protein in a TON of other foods, this is just a small list of foods that contain protein as their primary macronutrient.

So what is Level 1 Protein? Level 1 is 1st Phorm’s meal replacement protein supplement. If you read my blog post on the Post Workout Stack, you know there is also a protein powder called Phormula 1. However, Level 1 and Phormula 1 are two completely different products! Phormula 1 is specifically designed to be a fast digesting protein, whereas Level 1 is designed to be slower digesting, which is why it is called a meal replacement protein.

What makes Level 1 different than any other protein powders out there? Level 1 is low temperature processed (most protein powders are NOT). What does that even mean? Think of it as a chicken breast being put in the crock pot (lower temp for 6 hours) vs. put on the grill (very high temp for 5 minutes). The crock pot is going to make the chicken breast very tender, juicy and flavorful. Whereas the grill may burn the edges and/or make it tough, which is not very ideal. Because Level 1 protein is processed at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time it has high bioavailability, which means our bodies can absorb and utilize the product better. This is also why Level 1 will not cause any bloating or digestion issues, which is a common side effect of protein powders. If you’re going to be spending money on a product, you want to make sure that your body is going to use it in the best way possible!

Aside from Level 1 being the highest quality protein powder on the market, it also tastes AMAZING! Two of my personal favorites are German Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream Sandwich. However, they have a ton of other amazing flavors! Protein powder is a great supplement to utilize for more than just a basic protein shake. I love to use it to make mug cakes, smoothies, protein ice cream, pancakes, protein coffee, and more! There are a ton of ways to utilize Level 1 protein. In the case that you’re not satisfied with your product, 1st Phorm does a 110% money back guarantee.

To get FREE shipping on Level 1 (and any other 1st Phorm products), click HERE.

There are also a ton of great blog posts on the 1st Phorm website! Here are a couple that focus on protein specifically:

If you guys have any questions regarding protein or Level 1 in particular, please feel free to comment below or reach out to me via Instagram (@kristen.ferry). My goal is to educate and help you all as much as I can and I hope these supplement blog posts are helpful to you!

Until next time,


Disclaimer: I am affiliated with 1st Phorm and will receive a small commission if you choose to shop through my link.

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