Protein Diet, Weight Loss Diet
Dietician Sheela Seharawat
Whey Protein for Weight Loss

Most considered as a supplement for body – builders has in numerous health benefits apart from aiding in weight loss and strengthening the immune system. Proteins are important for our survival and there are different types of proteins and all play an indigenous role in our body. Basically proteins are made up of amino acids and these amino acids are of two types – the essential and the non-essential amino acids.

Our body can synthesize the non-essential ones using the essential ones, but it is the essential amino acids that our body acquires only through the food that we eat and hereby we need to have foods like whey proteins that are complete protein sources.

Acclaimed dietician and founder member of Diet Clinic, Sheela Seharawat says that all the essential amino acids that our body needs can be found in whey protein. And the best part is - pretty much everyone can enjoy the benefits of this healthy protein! Whether you are pregnant, lactose intolerant, wheat intolerant or a vegetarian, whey protein is a great choice. But that's not all; it is also beneficial for people who are trying to lose or maintain their weight.

Whey Protein, Belly Fat and Weight Loss

At Faridabad Diet Center we recommend people that one good way to cut fat and calories is to replace those high calorie, high fat meals that you have on the run with a healthy shake or smoothie for breakfast or lunch. Or better yet, use whey protein isolate which contains absolutely zero fat and carbohydrates. At the same time, it gives you the necessary energy in order to do your regular activities. This way, you won't feel weak and famished while trying to follow your weight loss regimen. It has been seen that that people who take whey protein tend to lose more body fat especially the ones around the belly, when exercising than those who don't.

The biggest plus factor for whey protein is that it makes you feel full after drinking it. Unlike other shakes and smoothies that are relatively low in protein (and often high in sugar), which may make you crave even more food, whey protein often makes you feel as if you really did eat a regular meal. And it is all because whey protein helps regularizing blood glucose levels and thereby makes you feel less hungry. Moreover, whey protein is much difficult to digest and the body have to spend more calories in the process.

The best whey proteins for weight loss

Protein powders have long been used by body builders and others who look forward to build muscle and get stronger. Listed below are some best protein powders for weight loss:

  • Soy Protein                 : A plant based protein very effective in weight loss.
  • Casein Protein             : A similar protein source like whey protein is also enriched with calcium.
  • Egg White Protein      : Not as effective as whey or soy protein, egg white protein is a good alternative to milk protein.
  • Pea Protein                  : Another plant based protein is good for people with food allergies.