I know that we need protein in our daily diet but I was trying to put the pieces together on the benefits of protein powder, protein shakes and protein being added to other foods. So after talking to a trainer, a dietitian, and researching on my own, this is what I have come up with.
Trainer’s Thoughts: Protein is key in weight loss and building muscle, muscle burns fat. It is good to have protein after a work out.
Dietitian’s Thoughts: You don’t need protein supplements you can get all the protein you need from normal foods.
“The amount of quality protein in your diet is the single most important calorie that influences your metabolic rate, favorably influencing weight loss. Quality protein also helps you sustain muscle during weight loss, improve muscle fitness, improve immunity, improve antioxidant function, build HDL Cholesterol High-density lipoprotein that is one of five lipoproteins that enable cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the bloodstream to the liver and to the adrenals, ovaries, or testes for the production of steroid hormones. , and enhance insulin and leptin function – all of which contribute toward optimal weight management efforts over time.”
- Weight Loss
How to Calculate Your Protein Needs:
1. Weight in pounds divided by 2.2 = weight in kg
2. Weight in kg x 0.8-1.8 gm/kg = protein gm.
Protein shakes contain many different types of protein in varying amounts. They may include:
- Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt