Is a protein shake good for you?
Well, that depends…
What are you trying to achieve?
If you are trying to increase muscle mass and are working out, yes a protein shake could be helpful.
If you are trying to lose weight, a protein shake can be useful only if you replace other calories with it!
Drinking a shake for breakfast or to replace another meal can be very effective. However, if you drink it as a beverage with your meal or as something extra in your day it will add on pounds instead of helping you lose them.
This video from Everyday Health with Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels does a great job of explaining what type of meal substitutes or supplements actually work.
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2 Responses to “Are Protein Shakes a Good Idea?”
yes, protein shake is a very beneficial for your health. Protein shakes are claimed to be great sources of protein. Protein shakes becoming more popular day by day to common people or to the athletes.
Probably too much information, but…
Be aware that some whey based protein powders, even ones that do not contain synthetic sweeteners or flavourings can, in some people, cause diarrhoea, dehydration and even kidney damage.
I replaced my morning toast, and marmalade with a protein shake and over a few weeks progressed from normal stools to diarrhoea several times a day.
. Stopping the drinks stopped the problems, but reintroducing them, even from the recommended one scoop of powder to only a quarter scoop the problem returned, and increased over time.
I was constantly told that unsweetened powders would not cause this to happen, and was on the point of undergoing some serious bowel investigations, when I decided to give up on the protein drinks completely. Within ten days my normal bowel habit had returned, and I have had no further problems – though my doctor has advised that, in the event of my ever needing a fluid diet while hospitalized that I should let whomever recommends it know that I am sensitive to whey based protein drinks.