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I would like to think that in a life or death survival situation that I would and could eat crickets or whatever. But my question is absent a life or death survival situation, why?
As for protein. Science more or less agrees on a list of MDTR's (Minimum daily requirements). It's a good list, easy to understand and has stood the test of time and discussion. While under great physical stress you may need more of some of these MDRs is reasonable that begs the question of are you already getting that from your current diet. Our diet, in the West, is rich in all/most of the MDR's and your typical adult in America gets more than enough protein even for a weight lifter. Should they eat more? Sure if they want but it is doubtful that they need it or that it will make much or any difference in their exercise results.
So that raises the question of why is this such a popular subject among weight lifters, body builders and passionate exercisers? Well, having been all three I can tell you that your focus eventually becomes getting that extra tiny bit of strength, definition, stamina, etc. And you begin to believe the guru's who offer it with a simple formula, often by purchasing their product at an outrageous price, but that's another story. To put it simply there is a lot of misinformation out there aimed right at the receptive exercise community and around each of these "schools" of information a cult of support arises to further push this agenda and to sell it to the next poor soul who takes up exercise in an attempt to regain their youth.
If you eat a normal diet unaltered by fads and common misperceptions and you don't live in a third world country than you don't need supplements, pills, powders and ground up crickets.
I don't disagree. When I was working/working out I ate multiple meals, I ate like two teen boys. I'm not a fan of protein shakes, they're OK as long as it isn't part of a bigger diet hokum. I prefer ice cream shake.
My intent isn't to rain on anyone's parade, Everyone should make up their own mind. I just feel it is too misleading to imply that everyone who works out or lifts weight needs extra protein. So at the least I feel that there should be another opinion expressed.