Let me start by telling you what does protein shake means. It’s a protein formed in powder material, this powder can be added to water or milk and looks like milk shake. The markets are full of many types of protein powder like soy, whey, casein, etc. Some studies proved that protein shakes can help people to lose more weight and that is why a lot of people started on using it in their daily life.
But the question is how can protein shake help in losing weight? The studies showed that drinking these shakes can make you feel full which lowers your hunger levels and make you eat less. Drinking protein shakes also decrease your calories intake which helps your body to lose more weight.
The studies also showed that there are certain times to take the protein shakes in to be more effective. You can take it between meals, first thing in the morning or before or after doing your exercises.
Since the main point of drinking protein shakes is lowering the daily amount of the calories intake, you should be so careful when you pick them form the markets. Make sure to look for the healthy ones that has few calories or you can simply make them at home.
Protein shakes should be used in the right way, you shouldn’t depend entirely on drinking them without adding a healthy diet and doing exercises to your daily life. Some people depend on protein shakes as a meal replacement, because they don’t have enough time to have a healthy meal. Drinking protein shakes in such a case will be better than eating unhealthy or fast foods. But there is no doubt that skipping meals is a dangerous and unhealthy habit and nothing can replace eating a healthy meal full of good nutrition sources like vegetables and fruits.
Replacing meals with drinking protein shakes would be dangerous on your weight. Yes, it will make you lose more weight at the beginning, but once you stop them, you will gain all the weight you lost again. Always remember that following healthy diet, doing exercise, drinking water and following the other healthy habits aren’t replaceable with anything and they are the best ways to lose weight safely.