Shakes to lose weight - Sounds too good to be true!
March 5, 2011 3:20 PM Subscribe
Using Whey Protein to assist in weight loss? Is this possible?
posted by adamfunman to health & fitness (17 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Back story: I have lost about 55lbs in the last 6 months through some substantial lifestyle changes and increased physical activity. I need to lose another 60 or so to be in a healthy BMI range. I'm very motivated and have no doubt in my ability to accomplish this.
The first 40lbs literally FELL off me with the lifestyle changes, however the last 15 have taken much longer, and even though I am at the gym 4 times a week, doing 30 minutes of cardio, weights, etc, my weight loss has almost come to a grinding halt.
My doctor recommended that I add a few supplements/vitamins. Chromium, CLA & Vitamin E, but what really surprised me is that he suggested 2 protein shakes a day.
So, my question is: have any of you had luck with losing a substantial amount of weight with whey protein? When do you suggest to take it? Share your secrets. I've searched endlessly online but so much of the information is sponsored that I have no idea where to find a reliable and trustworthy resource.
Lastly I would like to add that the shakes I have been mixing so far have been with "gold standard whey protein", which is 120 calories a scoop, ice, a cup of 1% milk, and a tablespoon of peanut butter.
Bonus marks for any low cal delicious recipes! Thanks!