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Change Your Life by Using a Protein Powder for Weight Loss

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By: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project,

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When you think of protein powder, do you think of giant, cut body builders?

It's true that protein is an essential nutrient for those trying to build muscle.

But if you're interested in using protein powder for weight loss, you've come to the right spot!

We're here to explain how using protein for weight loss can be so useful and share tips on how you can make it work in your own life.

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Using Protein Powder for Weight Loss: Why Your Muscles Need Protein

When it comes down to it, there are two main reasons why your body needs protein to build muscle.

protein molecule protein powder for weight lossEating protein during the day is important because it's comprised of amino acids, which help your body build and repair muscle.

When you perform weight training exercises, your body creates tiny tears in your muscles. Only the amino acids in protein can help your body repair these small tears and make your muscles bigger.

The second reason protein is so essential to muscle growth is that having the right amount of protein in your body can put you into an anabolic state.

Being in an anabolic state means that your body is in the mode of repairing the tiny tears that working out creates. Your anabolic state is when you are at rest after the gym, not during.

Eating multiple meals throughout your day that all have a significant protein source in them is a way to elongate your anabolic state and therefore, build more muscle.

Using Protein Powder for Weight Loss: Maintaining Your Diet and Appetite

By building muscle using a protein-filled diet, you are automatically chipping away at whatever excess fat you may have.

muscle building diet plan protein powder for weight lossUsing protein for weight loss will help you to strike the balance between eating for muscle building and eating for weight loss.

Protein helps you lose weight by both decreasing your appetite and helping you feel full longer.

The way protein decreases your appetite is by increasing the hormones in your body that are appetite reducers and decreasing hunger hormones. Tricky, right?

And the reason why you feel full after eating protein is that your body takes longer to break down proteins than it does to break down simple carbs. Because it takes more energy to break down protein, you end up losing more weight.

In fact, a study of a group of overweight men increased their protein intake by 25%. These men noted that their cravings were down 60% and they're snacking at night was cut down by 50%.

How do you think your body would react to more healthy protein?

Using Protein Powder for Weight Loss: Fitting Protein Into Your Diet

The most common form that using protein for weight loss comes in your diet is protein shakes.

Protein shakes are a filling, delicious and nutrient-dense way to kick your day off or pick it back up with protein.

These are the most common proteins used for shakes:
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  • Soy protein: Plant-based protein that contains all essential amino acids and soy
  • Whey protein: Dairy-based protein that contains all essential amino acids
  • Pea protein: Plant-based protein that is high in branched chain amino acids and low in carbohydrates
  • Casein protein: Dairy-based protein that contains all essential amino acidsSlowly absorbed, dairy-based. Contains all essential amino acids (1).
  • Hemp protein: Plant-based protein that is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fats, but is low in the essential amino acid lysine
  • Rice protein: Plant-based protein that is low in essential amino acid lysine

Finding the right protein powder for your body's needs can take a while.

Sometimes, the process of elimination can help you speed things up! For example, if you are sensitive to dairy, it would be prudent to rule out soy, whey, and casein protein out of the gate so that you aren't dealing with any side effects of lactose.

Using Protein Powder for Weight Loss: The Lifestyle

When you're using protein for weight loss and muscle increase, it's important to maintain a holistically healthy life.

That's why we developed the FF30X!

protein powder for weight lossFF30X is a fitness program designed specifically for fathers who want to lose 10 pounds or more of weight. We took into consideration your busy lifestyle balancing a family and a career and built the program around adaptable strategies that will fit into your everyday life.

FF30X has helped thousands of fathers lose unneeded and unhealthy weight.

Learn how to apply your new knowledge about using protein for weight loss and more by signing up for FF30X.

It will be the most impactful choice you make this year.

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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Dr. Anthony holds dual degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a national champion bodybuilder.

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Anthony founded The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project to help busy Moms and Dads get and stay permanently healthy for their families.

Brotherhood Nickname: Mr. Results
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 10,000 families lose over 100,000 lbs of fat and rebuild lean muscle

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*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on using protein powder for weight loss.

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