Original email for context: I just started hcg, I week ago. The days I worked out, I have added a pure protein /collagen shake with no sugar. Is this what you are suppose to do if you workout?
It’s definitely a good idea to add a 3rd protein serving to your day after a workout like that.
One thing I thought I might mention is the differences between collagen protein and regular protein powder like whey protein or egg white protein.
This is a good article that lays it out, but essentially collagen is high in 3 amino acids that are lacking in other whole proteins, that are desirable for building collagen in your own body. For your own purposes with using the protein as a recovery meal from a workout, it seems like it might be best to utilize a regular complete protein powder like whey or egg white, as this is the type of protein you would need for muscle synthesis and recovery – collagen protein does not have these ingredients.
You probably already have protein powders like using, but in case you don’t, here are a few of my favorites that are P2 friendly:
Also, I totally respect what you choose to do, but I would be remiss if I didn’t at least mention my comprehensive article on hCG and Exercise – it does have some cautions to watch out for and how to better make it work for you if you are going to continue it on P2.
I hope this helps!