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Good Protein Shakes
Results vs flavor: The better 'tasting' a protein shake, the more likelihood that it contains more carbohydrates or sugars, which make them taste good. The problem is, if you're trying to lose weight, you need to reduce the amount of carbohydrate intake to a reasonable level. If you don't your body will use the sugar and fat built up in the body and your 'drink' to fuel itself. This could make you weigh more. ...Read more
What does the body do with excess protein? If you eat a balanced diet and can get enough protein from these meals, what good are protein shakes?
Metabolism: Excess protein is either metabolized to form glucose(sugar) or fat. By definition a balanced diet should have "enough" protein. If you need to supplement your protein intake with shakes, your aren't looking for a "balanced diet", but rather one slighted towards protein intake - I'm not saying that's good or bad. I would encourage you to focus on natural foods rather than shakes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protein Shakes: Protein shakes can be a helpful addition to a weigh loss program. The best shakes include vegetables, protein and fruit. Try rice protein instead of whey protein to eliminate dairy. Add fruits you enjoy for flavor. Make sure you eat an overall healthy diet focusing on plant protein and daily exercise should be a part of your weigh loss plan. Best wishes. ...Read more
No better than if 56: What I mean by that is that there's no evidence that protein shakes are necessarily any better at any given age. Sure if you're not consuming enough, they might be helpful. Sure, if you're trying to bulk up for a movie role, they might be helpful. But just based upon age, no. ...Read more
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
I would doubt it: If you haven't see your doctor and see what the cause it. Some medications like cholesterol meds cause this. Lack of protein is not a big problem in the United States. Try a gluten free diet - although not great evidence some people report improvement for this type of symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Add bulk and weight.Get a more detailed answer ›
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