For some bizarre reason, that we can’t quite fathom, it seems that some people don’t believe that women need protein in their diet as much as men do.
Why this would be, we are not quite sure, but make no mistake, the female of the species needs proteins just as much as the males do. After all, we are mammals too!
One thing a lot of women looking to lose weight fast may forget, is just how important protein – including of course whey protein – is to ensure adequate nutrition.
Yoyo dieting can wreak havoc on the body and its ability to regulate its weight. But did you know that when the body starts to burn muscle, this is a bad thing for your diet. Quite apart from the fact that you don’t want your muscles to waste away (do you?) muscles are where the fat burning occurs.
So, you want to keep your muscles, even if you are not into body building and of course this goes double or even treble for anyone who is looking to tone up as well as slim down.
In order to maintain or increase your muscles, you therefore need to ensure an adequate supply of protein. Naturally, it is best if you can meet your protein needs from your diet. This would usually be from red meat, fish and eggs and the like. But if, like many people, your diet may suffer from one or two gaps, you may be considering a protein supplement.
Whey protein would therefore be a good place to start.
The proven health benefits are manifold. It may help boost your immune system, for example, which is always good news. It does this by increasing the levels of glutathione, which aids your body in its own personal detox.
More good news comes in the form of osteoporosis or rather the lack of it – hopefully! This is because whey protein is derived from milk and milk contains calcium, something which women can sometimes be deficient in, leading to the danger from osteoporosis – amongst other things.
Another thing that might prove to be an unexpected bonus, when using whey
powder supplements, particularly through drinks, is that it has been proven to help beat those hunger pangs that are the curse of so many a diet.
Of course, there are calories within the supplements themselves, which is to be expected and this should always be worked into any calorie plan that you have, but the good news is that these supplements have been shown to limit the amount of ghrelin, a hormone that puts our brains on hunger alert!
So the next time you were thinking of snacking on a cupcake or some chocolate, consider instead a whey protein bar or shake – not only will it help tone you up, which will lead to increased fat burning in the long run, but it could also help you when reaching for the next cookie and the next…