Protein powder for weight loss

Dr, Donna Restivo

Posted on April 01 2020

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When you are working hard to build your physique or alternatively undergoing a weight loss program, you want to maintain your calorie intake without sacrificing nutrition at any cost. In such cases protein powder acts as a great supplement for you guys.

Protein is a key ingredient for weight loss, as your body uses more energy to break it down and absorb it compared to fat and carbs, especially when eating non-processed types of protein. Protein also fills you up and keeps you satisfied, making you avoid any hunger cravings.

Choose wisely!

Protein contains calories, consuming too much can actually make losing weight more difficult, especially if you drink protein shakes in addition to your usual diet and then you are not exercising.  On the other hand, as long as you're eating a healthy diet, adding extra protein — either through protein shakes or other sources — isn't actually necessary.

Pro Tip

Remember, the key to losing weight is burning more calories than you consume. Include physical activities in your routine, consume lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

CHOOSE WISELY. EAT SMARTLY

When you want to lose a few pounds and hear protein powder may be a good idea.

YES! You heard it right, a good source of protein can aid nearly all aspects of weight loss. High protein diets work well to burn fat and improve your body structure. By stating this, we do not mean you start accumulating protein powders for yourself because not all protein powders are created equal

Studies show that some proteins are highly insulinogenic (i.e. they produce insulin). For example, the insulin response after consuming whey protein is higher than the insulin response after eating white bread.

Protein powder quality can also vary based on the ingredients, processing and the amount of added sugar and artificial ingredients. When choosing a protein powder, aim for purity, minimal ingredients, and one that doesn’t lead to any digestive upsets. 

Here are some other protein powder guidelines:

  • Purchase a powder containing at least 70% protein
  • While having protein powder, on a practical calculation, one scoop (about 0.8 ounces or 23 grams), contains at least 0.6 ounces or 16 grams of protein

Not a fan of processed powders? Would love to rather consume something natural, you certainly can. So, if your recipe calls for one tablespoon of protein powder, but you want to consume a natural substitute, then it’s alright to do so, you can replace it with two tablespoons of the substitute.

If you wish to buy great quality protein supplements, then come visit Dr. Restivo‘s website where we have so many protein shake powders with a variety of flavours to choose from. Need help with weight loss programs for overall results, we have that too. Come click here to have a visit to the website

 In this article we have initiated a discussion on weight loss and protein powder supplements. Coming up, in the next blogs you will be viewing the pros and cons of weight loss protein and more. So stay tuned for more content.

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