Using Whey Protein Powder as a Weight Loss Aid

Whey protein powder is popular with sports athletes and weight lifters. It’s an excellent form of high-quality protein which is simple to digest and low in fat content. Protein is important for dieting. Protein helps repair all the tissues and cells in the body and isn’t converted to fat like carbohydrates can be. More to the point, it helps you feel fuller and more satiated, which means you consume less food.

Visit a health or nutrition store to purchase whey protein powder. Don’t mistake it for soy or some other kind of protein supplement. They are totally different. An important point to consider when buying whey is its taste. Purchasing a large tub of something that you don’t like the taste of will not do you a lot of good if you can’t eat it. Try out some samples or purchase a smaller tub and try that out first.

Mix up whey protein powder to make shakes. The recommended ratio is 1 scoop of whey to 8 ounces of any liquid. The tastiest option is to mix whey protein powder into milk. Skimmed milk is the best for dieting because it contains zero amounts of fat. If you’re very worried about consuming to many calories, you can mix water with whey protein powder. Use a blender machine or shaker cup for mixing your whey shakes. A spoon won’t disperse the whey powder effectively.

You can use whey protein shakes as a  meal replacement and a product called “Whey Protein Light” is considered the best protein powder for weight loss. When you’re on a diet, it is best to eat between 5 to 7 smaller meals daily rather than 3 large ones. A whey protein shake can be used for 2 or 3 of those meals. The shakes will satiate you and the protein also helps you to not lose lean muscle which can often be a side effect of consuming fewer calories.

Whey protein powder can be added to other foods, too. You can actually become bored with drinking too many whey shakes. Mixing things up a bit helps to keep things interesting. Instead of just mixing with skim milk or water, make a smoothie by adding healthy fruits like berries or banana. Whey can be sprinkled on breakfast cereal, mixed into oatmeal or used in bread-making.

You may also notice that there are two main types of whey protein at the store, whey isolates and whey concentrates. Either one is a low-fat high-protein product, the isolates just happen to be ultra low in fat or contain no fat. However, the isolates are often one and half to two times as expensive and the fat difference is usually minimal.


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