There are a lot of products on the market, and while many of them are quite useful in their own respective ways, there are very few that should be absolute staples in every single persons' regimen. There are also budget constraints that prevent people from getting everything they need. The reality is, most supplements on the market will have a negligible benefit, except a few that prove time and time again to be not only extremely effective, but to actually improve your life in other ways like time efficiency. If I Was On A Strict Budget The Only Supplement I Would Get Is… If all of a sudden my supplement budget got slashed and I needed to pick just one thing to buy on a regular basis, that supplement would undoubtedly be whey protein. A high quality whey protein is not only the absolute best protein source you can consume upon waking and post-workout, but also it is the perfect on the go meal replacement. How Whey Protein Will Save You Valuable Time I live a fast-paced life without much spare time, which many of you can absolutely relate to. Sometimes, I simply don’t have time to pre-heat the oven for 15 minutes, lay out a bunch of chicken breasts on a tray, season them, cook them, flip them halfway through after 20 minutes, wait another 20 minutes and then check if they are thoroughly cooked, weigh them all out and pre-pack meals for the next day, etc. It is an extremely time consuming process meal prepping and always being 100% on top of your diet. Sometimes, something will unexpectedly pop up that immediately demands my attention, and obviously trumps my body’s need for a whole food protein source every 3 hours. Or maybe I have a long drive ahead of me and I can’t eat a plate of chicken in the car while I keep my attention on the road. Whatever the reason may be (and there are lots) sometimes having something portable and quick is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. It takes me literally 1 minute to make a protein shake with a perfect macronutrient distribution. The Ultimate On The Go Protein Shake Open up a bag of whey, throw 2 scoops into a shaker cup with water, add 2/3-1 cup of oats, then throw a scoop of peanut butter in there. Just like that you have the ultimate muscle building portable meal on the go and it took 1/20’th of the prep time a traditional meal would. I’m not advocating making a regular habit of this and doing it 6x per day, but it is the most viable alternative available, and when you need a quick digesting protein source post-workout there is no denying that Whey protein is even better than whole foods for stimulating muscle protein synthesis and starting the recovery process faster than any other protein. I use whey protein literally every single day, and I highly advise you keep some on hand not only to take your muscular recovery and physique progression to the next level, but to save time in your every day life and improve your time management capabilities.