I'm about 5'10" 175 lbs doing the Insanity workout, and have been doing it for about a month and half. I don't want to "get big", I want to get cut. Is there any benefit to taking a whey protein shake after my workout, or is it overrated? I have never tried it.
(Here is the protein I'm currently eyeing: GNC Whey Protein Platinum)
I've always been skeptical of supplements in general. My gut feeling is to simply adjust my diet and eat better/take in more protein naturally (fish, chicken, etc). However, there's no doubt that adding a protein shake is a lot easier than changing one's eating habits; whether it has any benefit, however, is why I'm here.
So whey or nay? Does adding a whey protein shake after an intense cardio workout have any benefit? Will it be beneficial in getting toned, or not really?