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Doctor insights on: Best Protein Shake For Weight Loss Non Dairy

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Is it healthy to take protein shake for weight loss?

Is it healthy to take protein shake for weight loss?

A protein shake: Is fine as long as you combine it w/nutritious food at other meals. Please get a food plan from your doc. You probably know that exercise plays a role in weight loss as well. Again, get clearance from your doc so you will be safe and successful. Slow and steady weight loss is best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it good to have a protein shake for breakfast for weight loss?

Is it good to have a protein shake for breakfast for weight loss?

Protein shakes can-: -have lots of sugar, & is not 4 wt loss, but 2 increase Ur daily protein intake. Mainly should B ingested after a work out. Best way 2 loose wt is am workouts, day of rest or cardio, & use protein supplements only if Ur daily intake is insufficient. Maintenance is 50gms/day if U do not get this then a supplement may B needed. Always read the labels for caloric & sugar content. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended protein shake for a weight loss diet?

Doctor recommended protein shake for a weight loss diet?

One you don't eat: They won't help you lose weight, gain muscle or anything positive, although your wallet will lose weight. Save your money, and your health. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. Adding in proten shakes just adds in extra calories, which you don't need and is hard on your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

No: I am not convinced that it is ever safe to take these things. Certainly there is no safety data or proof that they work at all. Be careful! ...Read more

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I've recently introduced protein shake and phedra cut xt fat burners to my work out does this improve my weight loss progress?

I've recently introduced protein shake and phedra cut xt fat burners to my work out does this improve my weight loss progress?

Maybe: There is no foolproof way to increase weight loss - it is just plain hard work. However - some studies suggest exercising while fasted followed by a protein based drink within 30 min of exercise increases fat burning by increasing growth hormone levels. I believe hydroxycut xt contains green tea catechins. Some studies show these increase fat burning associated with exercise as well. ...Read more

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Does drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better matabolism for weight loss?

Does drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better matabolism for weight loss?

NO: Both are a waste of time and money. Why would taking in extra calories with a shake help you lose weight, which is dependent upon burning off calories you don't take in? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. B-12 only helps if you're low, and is by injection. ...Read more

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What's the best protein shake mix for a woman trying to lose weight?

What's the best protein shake mix for a woman trying to lose weight?

Least calorie: The best shake is one which has natural ingredients, low calories. You can make great shake out of greek yogurt. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could whey protein shake help me lose weight?

What are your thoughts? Could whey protein shake help me lose weight?

Exercise & protein: Yes, exercise of any kind & protein of any kind are often the best combination for weight loss. ...Read more

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Do you think I should drink a protein shake if I am trying to lose weight?

Do you think I should drink a protein shake if I am trying to lose weight?

Not necessary: It is not necessary but it will not hurt either. To lose weight you must minimize carbohydrate intake (no bread, pasta, sweets, desserts, cheese, junk food) and control portion size. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended protein shake to lose weight?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended protein shake to lose weight?

There is no best...: The best protein is whey protein. Soy is good but not as good. It comes down to cost and hype. Avoid those proteins which have "extra" branched chain amino acids. Heavily advertised, little benefit, and very costly. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight. I work out at least 5 times a week. Should I drink a protein shake after every workout?

I am trying to lose weight. I work out at least 5 times a week. Should I drink a protein shake after every workout?

Drink water: Weight loss is acheived through life style changes and dieting. Exercising increases your body's caloric needs. Protein shakes can have significant calories in them (check label details) and may be counterproductive. Drink water instead since exercise can dehydrate you. ...Read more

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What protein shake should I buy to help lose weight and build muscle?

Protein: All forms of protein can help with muscle building and repair follwoing weight lifting. Protein supplements do not help with weight loss. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son who is 4'5" weighs 105 pounds. Can I supplement his breakfasts with a protein shake to help him lose weight and if so what brand?

My 9 year old son who is 4'5" weighs 105 pounds. Can I supplement his breakfasts with a protein shake to help him lose weight and if so what brand?

Healthy diet: You are right, protein at breakfast can help with feeling full. I would suggest an egg, or peanut butter, or yogurt for their added nutrients. A 9 year old should not need protein supplements to lose weight - try to use very simple, very natural foods. Consider meeting with a nutritionist, eliminating sweetened drinks and fruit juices, and adding raw vegetables and fruit as snacks. ...Read more

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I'm willing to lose weight and build muscle. Will a whey protein shake after a good workout and healthy eating work?

I'm willing to lose weight and build muscle. Will a whey protein shake after a good workout and healthy eating work?

Whey protein is: Fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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How do protein shakes help with weight loss?

How do protein shakes help with weight loss?

If used as: Sustitute for food. Protein drinks may help in losing weight if you reduce your caloric intake by subsisting on protein shakes and foregoing other foods. Protein shakes donot provide balanced nutrition and you are advised to consult a nutritionist or your doctor before embarking on an extreme diet.There is no substitute for caloric restriction and increase in physical activity to loss weight. ...Read more

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Can protein shakes help weight loss, or just bulking?

Can protein shakes help weight loss, or just bulking?

Muscle building: Muscle are composed of protein, so when stimulating muscle growth through weight lifting, it is essential to have protein in your diet. This can be real food, or supplements. Protein shakes can be meal replacements as well. Weight loss is from decreasing your caloric consumption. ...Read more

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Do you think I should try protein shakes to help with my weight loss?

Do you think I should try protein shakes to help with my weight loss?

Why?: They won't help you lose weight, gain muscle or anything positive, although your wallet will lose weight. Save your money, and your health. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. Adding in "protein" shakes just adds in extra calories, which you don't need and is hard on your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is gnc's amp wheyobolic protein shakes good for weight loss?

Is gnc's amp wheyobolic protein shakes good for weight loss?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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Can protein shakes aid in weight loss ie: meal replacement?

Can protein shakes aid in weight loss ie: meal replacement?

Whole foods are best: Fresh fruits and vegetables, higher protein (shakes ok here) and lower carbs is an overall good plan. Please see your doctor first to make sure something like this is safe and health for you. A book called "Disease Proof" by David Katz offers a good plan also. Peace and good health. If using whey powder, make sure it is from free range cattle. ...Read more

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What's the best shake out there that help you lose weight when drinking it twice a day it makes you full but get all your protein and nutrients?

What's the best shake out there that help you lose weight when drinking it twice a day it makes you full but get all your protein and nutrients?

Varies: There are so many nutrition shakes out there, and what may help one person may not work well for another. Sometimes it can be trial and error. I would consider talking to nutritionist at a local hospital or some other facility. ...Read more

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Would drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better metabolism for weight loss?

Would drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better metabolism for weight loss?

Why, not whey: Why are you taking whey protein? What is the problem you think you have and what do you think whey protein is going to do to improve it? How are you going to measure that improvement? Eating extra calories can't help weight loss, no matter what it is. Save your money. Don't get your medical inforation from friends, tv and the internet. ...Read more

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When is the best time for having a protein shake? Before or after weight training?

No right answer: There is no medical or scientific answer to this question. Medicine would be completely neutral about this. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could protein shakes help me lose weight?

Thoughts? Could protein shakes help me lose weight?

Protein: Yes, any protein can help by releasing glucagon which then in turn causes fat stores to be released. ...Read more

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Is drinking protein shakes good for me where I'm losing weight?

Is drinking protein shakes good for me where I'm losing weight?

Usually yes: Make sure that the protein drink is suitable for your weight loss goals. My advise is to meet with a nutritionist who can compute your nutritional needs especially while you are trying to lose weight. Keep in mind that living on a shake diet for life is not realistic so plan on a change in your diet when you get off the shakes. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more