Protein Shakes for Women Plus Exercise: Lean and Sexy Body
Protein shakes for women are growing popular because of they claim to help lose weight and promote lean muscles. It usually contains a high amount of a certain protein such as soy, whey or casein plus vitamins and minerals. The recommended dietary protein intake is 1 to 1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight daily and up to 2 grams for strength or power athletes.
This kind of shake contains high amount of protein without all those fats and carbohydrates found in food and this is the reason why many consider it a weight-loss supplement. Muscles need enough protein to produce enough energy during high intensity workouts and rebuild muscle tissues as well.
Some kinds of protein powders added to shake are made of vegan or plant, whey, casein, soy, beef or egg protein (some even from grass fed cows from New Zealand). These shakes have variations in the amount of protein depending on the amount of exercise that a person will need but the protein content is usually 50% or higher for those who work out heavily (usually I can recommend as a meal replacement or definitely post work out shake).
In a particular research published in a journal, intake of protein shakes for women can help lower the level of ghrelin, a hunger-stimulating hormone. A decrease in ghrelin effectively suppresses appetite and helps in reducing weight especially in obese women.
Meanwhile, these protein shakes for women are not enough to reduce your weight because it should be combined with adequate or high intensity workouts (hit me up I will give you some tips). Muscles need ample amounts of protein which may be found in food or protein supplements in order to grow healthier and bigger. Greg Shaw, a sports dietician, stated that sucking down shakes alone won’t help women lose weight because you must do resistance exercises while taking protein shakes. Take note of the caloric content of the food you are taking because if you intend to replace meals with protein shakes, they might result to weight gain.
I take couple shakes a day one as my second meal of the day with some healthy carbs and healthy fats in order to make it a complete meal. Then my post workout shake immediately following my workout in order to feed my muscle. For those of you wondering which ones I take here are the ones I take:
When I am not in the mood for oatmeal for my healthy carb at breakfast I switch out my oatmeal for Karbolic.
2nd Meal of the day (I currently alternate between these two): Myofusion by Gaspari
Post-workout shake: Currently taking this one, Syntha-6 by BSN
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Supplementing with a cause,
PS – Stay sexy my friends!