I found this great video while surfing YouTube the other day. It talks about the Truth about protein powders and if they actually can help you lose weight.
Check it out below (PS, I finally learned how to embed videos in my blog posts )
A big takeaway is her main point.
Do we NEED protein powders?
Her answer is NO, we do not NEED it, but we do need to consume 5-6 servings of protein per day.
And as she says in the video, it can be hard to cook a meal every 2-3 hours (I know I could never do that. And if I did, I’d probably be eating fast food).
She also talks about how protein powders will help you keep your metabolism running efficiently.
I know that if I skip a meal, my metabolism drops considerably. And that can hurt my weight loss goals.
Protein will also help out when we exercise. So she says that when we exercise, we break down our muscles (I guess that’s the burning feeling). And when we are done, we need to rebuild that muscle. Protein helps us rebuild it.
It also helps use build lean muscles, which is the key to losing weight.
Here’s the link to the full video, if the embed above didn’t work: