Whey Protein Powder

whey protein powder

Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein powder is without a doubt in my opinion the most important supplement for anyone who wants to maintain or gain muscle size, lose body fat or just be healthy overall! Let’s look at why…

Benefits of Whey Protein Powder
Whether you are someone who wants to lose weight or gain muscle size and definition, there are a countless number of benefits when it comes to supplementing your diet with whey protein. Another huge bonus is that it is easy to digest and has high bio-availability for your body to make use of. So let’s look at some of the benefits.

Most importantly, whey protein contains essential amino acids, branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) as well as glutamine. All these help you to enhance your muscle definition and function, build endurance, and slow down muscular deterioration.

As a result, your muscles will be able to recover from exercise more quickly.

Likewise, taking whey protein powder helps balance blood sugar levels to help you lose weight. The way it does this is by curbing your hunger for junky foods such as chips, cookies and your biggest no-no’s.

Furthermore, whey protein is incredibly helpful in building up muscle tissue. The amino acids also help your body to perform in peak condition. Not only that, but they encourage healthy functioning right down to the hormonal and cellular level as well. If you plan on exercising and increasing your muscle strength and size, whey protein powder is a must.

So where are you left now? Well, you are left with complete control over what you eat. Having a protein shake as a snack is the most powerful weapon in your arsenal against the fat which covers your muscle definition and kills your self confidence.

Did you get that? Your most powerful weapon! I cannot stress this enough!

Those who supplement with whey protein are able to gain more lean muscle and lose more fat weight then those who don’t take it. There isn’t really much else that can be said, but are there any side effects???

Possible Side Effects of Whey Protein Powder

Well no side effects have been shown although most doctors suggest that you shouldn’t be going overboard with protein shakes (i.e. a dozen protein shakes a day)! This is one thing I see some people get carried away with. Unless you are a serious bodybuilder you want to go for 2 -3 protein shakes a day at the most.

And remember this one rule, generally your body cannot absorb more than 30grams of whey protein in one sitting. Anything more and your liver is going to go into overdrive to try to process it all. The excess which it can’t absorb will just go right through you.

Recommended Product:
Optimum 100% Whey Protein, 5 Lbs., Double Rich Chocolate

Here are some of the top whey protein products I recommend:

Conclusion: Whey Protein Powder

Frankly, I recommend whey protein for everyone, including my mom! I have found it to be the one single diet supplement that has helped me the most when it comes to fat loss and gain in muscle strength, definition and size. It’s a great snack any time you’re hungry, and great for keeping you full until you have time to make a meal.

Major benefits again:

  • Easy to digest
  • Curbs cravings for junky foods
  • Contains essential amino acids to help you repair and build muscle tissue
  • Great replacement for unhealthy snacks and will in turn help you lose body fat
  • Very safe with no side effects

So, if there is one thing to add to your diet, it’s definitely got to be whey protein, especially if you have a hard time controlling your food cravings.

Take a look at my fruit smoothie recipes to get an idea of what you can mix your whey protein with to make it even yummier!

Please leave your comments below with how your experience with whey protein has been.

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Sam Omidi is the founder of Weight Loss and Training and is accredited with a Bachelors in Kinesiology as well as certification in Nutritional Sciences, Personal Training and Advanced Exercise Nutrition. Follow Sam via Twitter @samomidi


18 Comments

  1. You bet, in fact I recommend it!

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  2. Hey Sam! I’m Turning 14 this year do you suggest me talking whey protein optimum?

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    • Definitely a great way to start!

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  3. Hey Sam, stopped by a vitamin store and bought whey protein and women’s daily vitamins, I have to lose 10 pounds in one month doctors orders, I’m 29, 5’2″ at 140 ,29 body fat. What’s the best way for the ten pounds? I’m slightly active so I know I have to bump it up BUT I’m not use to taking stuff to lose weight. Any advice? 

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    • Once or twice a day would be best to replace other snacks.

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  4. Hello! I am a 21 year old woman who has been drinking whey protien shakes(Ive also been blending the shakes with bananas) once a day and Ive been working out 1-1 1/2 hours a day.How long should it take to show some results? 9 im trying to lose weight and gain muscle) Thank you.

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    • Should see results within 3-4 weeks! Sounds like you are on the right path!

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  5. Hi Sam,

    I’ve just recently got ‘pure whey protein’ shake, to help me tone (i’m a 21 year old female, weigh 6 stones) does it matter which protein shake you get? or do i need a specific one? I’m currently also doing the Jessica Simpson routine. 
    Thank You

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    • Should be good, but I find that some proteins out there are really low quality and cause a lot of stomach discomfort especially because of the artificial sugars they use. View my article Best Protein Powders

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  6. hey sam, i was wanting to jnow the quickest way for me (15 yr old skinny kid) to get ripped and big? haha i know its a kinda stupid question but could you help? thanks 

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  7. hey
    great article!

    i read all the comments too..its says your body can go absorbing 30g whey protein max in a day. and you recommended keeping it to 2 shakes per day..which makes the daily intake of protein from whey shake to be about 60gm, yeah?

    but we know that a person’s daily requirement of protein is about 1gm per kg of their body weight! Now I am a 22 year old 45kg female who’s got a lean body but is struggling with her belly fat. im on a lean protein diet that also contains whole grains and vegetables & have recently incorporate pure gold whey protein shown in the picture above (i live in pakistan- had to import the goddam thing!) and i also exercise 3 times a week (thats the most i can muster with a hectic work schedule).  anyway my question is can you please explain the amount of protein i should be taking? also the break up. as in how much protein from food source & how much from whey shakes?

    I’ll be much obliged
    thanks again for the article

    PS: the thing you said about protein shake curbing your hunger for trash food was so true!  only this morning i had  alittle shake with my breakfast and its been 4 hours already without me hungering for biscuist & all sorts of fat builders! amazing shit it is!

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    • I think you’re getting too specific with your diet and losing track of your goals. Don’t worry so much about the break down and instead focus on eating as much as your body tells you to and if you keep the portions in control with clean foods you will see the results you’re aiming for and you will be much happier for it. Calorie counting and detailed breakdowns often lead to frustration and over-thinking everything!

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  8. Is Whey Protein Considered a breakfast? Or do have it in the Morning along with healthy breakfast? I had one this this Morning and ate Kashi cereal after. Was I suppose to do that? or is that too much food?

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    • Great idea to have it with breakfast, so you did it right. Great way to start of your day with the right nutrition.

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  9. Hello there,
    I was wondering about a possible side effect: I’m a 25 yo female, training 6 times a week for triathlons and ultra-marathons and taking whey after trainings. I curently live in Sweden and even though it is sommar now, it is not 50*C either but I have been suffering from increased heat and sweating lately so I was wondering if that could be a consequence to the Whey? I have changed the amount I am taking but I have modified my training, and therefore maybe might have gained extra muscle which might also explain? I have always suffered from heat above 15*C but again, it is not that warm here so have you heard anything similar from your clients or friends or yourself? Thanx 🙂

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    • Hi GD, I really doubt that would occur due to whey protein, never heard of anything like that. Are you taking any fat burners, or drinking excessive caffeine/tea? Also lack of sodium in your diet may also be the cause, make sure you get enough electrolytes like sodium in your diet if you are doing endurance sessions.

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      • Bonjour Sam, TY for your answer. Nope, no fat burners, I do drink a lot of tea, both black and green. How could that be a possible source? Sodium could be a more plausible cause, you had told me already I should have more when I asked you how come I had headaches during HIIT even though I was drinking. I guess I still havent fixed that completely if that could be the cause. Thank you very much!

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