Because solid food takes more time to digest and to break down the protein and send it to the muscles, it can be best to take a protein shake immediately following a workout, since protein shakes only take about 30 minutes to reach the muscle after ingestion. Many people who want to stay fit always keep a protein bar with them, after drinking a protein shake in the morning. However, too much of anything is never good.
25-year-old Meegan Hefford was found unconscious in her Mandurah apartment. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died. Meegan wasn’t sick. As a matter of fact, she was as healthy as can be. She was an Australian bodybuilder, whose body and life inspired many to change to a healthy lifestyle. However, what caused her death should be an eye-opener to many people who work out.
According to reports, the mother of two had intensified her gym regime, and started a strict diet earlier in the year to prepare for a bodybuilding competition. She then told her family that she was feeling a bit tired and ‘weird’ just weeks before her sudden death. It was later revealed that the deceased, Meegan Hefford, 25, had a genetic disorder which prevented her from breaking down the proteins that she consumed.
Her mother, Michelle White, couldn’t believe what happened to her daughter: “I couldn’t believe what the doctors were telling me, she was dying.
“I said, ‘You have to give her more time,’ because she didn’t look sick, she looked beautiful.
“Losing Meegan, it’s so awful and I still can’t believe she’s gone but I have to focus on the positives — that at least I had 25 years with her and she jammed so much into her life, it’s almost like she knew her time would be short.”
Ms Hefford family now calling for more restrictions on the diet industry and advocating for more warnings to be put out in relation to high-protein diets.