Do you know the difference between protein supplements and healthy protein supplements? Protein supplements are the new hype thing, getting a maddening promotion and consumption by the niche market of consumers going to gyms for getting a fit body, following rigorous fitness routines. It is a general assumption that after and before doing muscle building exercises, your body needs enough portion of protein-rich diet to provide relief to the exercised muscles, repair the muscle tissues and help you reach your health goals, such as losing weight. Protein powder is consumed to attain the desired body weight. Let’s analyze whether what is being advertised is actually good for your health or not. OR it is just a rush of marketing tactics of companies making various types of protein powders to increase their sales output! A genuine research can help to differentiate and opt for either of the two — protein powder or protein-rich healthy food.
Generally, it is advised by gym trainers to take protein supplements for reducing weight. It is, therefore, taken for granted to consume the dozes of protein powder supplement to reduce weight. Actually, there is some truth in it. If you take protein powder in small measure, you can lose weight. Research indicates that a higher protein diet, containing low GI carbs is a good way of losing weight, as you don’t feel hungry. You can follow this diet plan easily in the log run. Problem becomes complicated when you add more kilojoules of these protein powder supplements in your diet. Any addition of the protein powder to your snacks across the day without reducing the quantity of powder in the next meal will disturb the balance required for your diet plan, resulting in the add-on of more kilojoules, changing as body fat. It is just the opposite of what you want to achieve — reduce body weight through the intake of protein powder for weight loss!
There is yet another perspective on not succeeding in reducing weight even after replacing your meals with protein smoothies or shakes, which depends on whether you are making right choices or not. It can actually help you in cutting daily on calories, which will lessen fat content of your body, visible through weight loss. But as soon as you begin eating regular food again, the extra lost weight can reappear if you don’t make right selection of food to be eaten and not to be eaten. If you depend too much on protein shakes, opting them over regular meals, you won’t be able to leverage from the nutritional value of healthy foods.
Here is the caveat! As protein is rich in calories, taking additional protein in reality can make weight loss an arduous task, particularly when you consume it in the form of protein shakes along with your routine diet and also more arduous task if you are not as keen as before to follow exercise routine.
There is a pre-fixed protein need for adults in the range of 46 to 56 grams a day, conditioned by your body weight and total health. What is important is consuming healthy food in the form of either protein supplements or healthy protein supplements like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein and making physical exercise a daily routine.
The magic of losing weight lies in burning more calories than consumed calories!