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The Value Of Whey Protein Shakes For Weight Reduction

By Bryce Smith

If you’re trying to lose weight, then every calorie counts and you want to make sure that you are getting the most benefit from the calories you consume. Healthy diets should regularly include high quality, low fat sources of protein. Most people opt for lean meats to get their protein. However, whey protein powders deliver more essential amino acids to the body without the fat or cholesterol found in meats. You can easily make whey protein shakes and other foods a part of your weight loss plan. In this article, we’ll show you how to make the best protein rich whey powder dishes for your diet.

Whey protein is a by-product of the cheese making process and is a high quality, complete protein, with all the essential amino acids that your body requires to build and repair muscles. The addition of whey protein to the diet is a fantastic means by which to jump start a weight reduction program. Whey protein is an important ingredient in many weight loss and meal replacement products, and is a highly concentrated protein powder that is free of fat or carbohydrates. Clinical studies have found that people who combine diets with leucine rich protein products like whey powder with a regular fitness program have more lean muscle tissue and they lose more body fat. As they lose fat their metabolic rate rises and they naturally burn more calories each day. Whey protein powder can also help to control your weight by giving you a feeling of fullness so that you’ll consume fewer calories.

Experts say that your morning meal can play an important part in your weight reduction efforts by helping to rein in your mid-morning and afternoon hunger. Food choices at breakfast time can control your blood sugar levels for the rest of the day. A whey protein shake with added oil or wheat germ is a good blend of protein, fat and carbs. For a healthy banana bread shake you’ll need 2 scoops of whey powder, 1 banana, 1 + 1/2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal, 3/4 of a cup of bran flakes, 2 tablespoons of wheat germ and some brown sugar to taste. Simply place the ingredients in a blender and blend until mixed thoroughly and serve. Whey powder can also be used in almost any baked goods recipe. Add cup to pancake or waffle batter and adjust the baking soda, and do the same for quick breads such as banana bread, blueberry muffins and even chocolate chip cookies.

Coconut whey protein shakes are perfect after you’ve been working out on a hot day. This recipe tastes very much like coconut cream pie filling but without the fat and calories! You’ll need 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1/3 cup of fresh or frozen berries, 1 scoop of protein powder, 2 tablespoons of flax seed, 1/2 to 1 cup of water, and sweetener to taste. Simply blend the ingredients together until smooth. You can adjust the thickness of high protein shakes by adding more or less water.

Whey protein shakes not only reduce your urge to overeat, but making your own healthy protein shake concoctions can add other valuable essentials to your diet. If you make homemade fruit smoothies you will get fiber from whole fruits, calcium from yogurt, and healthy carbohydrates from oatmeal, flax seed and wheat germ. There are so many benefits to making whey protein a part of your weight loss program so enjoy using it in foods you love.

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