Most people who are trying to work out how to lose weight tend to get lost in the confusing world of bodybuilding supplements. If you have difficulty understanding which whey protein is best for your fitness goals, today’s article will reveal the three most important things to look for.
If you get the wrong product you can end up with a supplement designed for bulking up as opposed to trimming down, so it is highly important to understand what you are looking for.
Sadly, this is where most people get slightly lost. Many people are frightened that choosing the wrong supplement will lead to them putting on weight so, as a result, they are scared to make use of the great scientifically backed nutrition available to them.
But with so many products on the market, how is it even possible to decide which one would suit your goals? Well, there are three main things to look for when you see a whey protein product.
* If weight loss is your goal, be sure to check the number of carbs in each serving. It needs to be quite low if your goal is fat loss.
* The number of grams of protein per serving is very important.
* Look at the first ingredient on the packaging. If it’s hydrolized whey isolate then the product contains the fastest digesting form of whey on the market. This is also normally the most expensive form, followed by isolate and concentrate respectively.
The things on the list above will help you to check if a product is designed to support lean muscle building or bulking up. If you’ve been scared of trying a supplement in case it results in unwanted weight gain you can now get past this worry with the check list above.
To ensure the shake you’re looking at is designed for fat loss and lean muscle building, take a quick glance at the number of grams of carbohydrates provided in each serving. It should be quite low if your goal is losing fat. Anything which provides you with the same amount of carbs as protein is designed for bulking up and not suitable to those with slimming goals.
It would also benefit you to establish which type of protein has been used to make your product. The three main types you’ll see on the ingredients list are concentrate, hydrolized and isolate. Concentrate is the oldest form, which is cheaper to manufacture and takes slightly longer to digest than both isolate and the very quick hydrolized form. As a result, concentrate is usually cheaper to buy.
Recent scientific studies also showed that the optimal amount of protein in one meal is between twenty and thirty grams. This means your ideal shake should provide somewhere in the region of twenty five grams per shake. Studies showed that when people consumed more than this, their body couldn’t process it and it merely resulted in the excess protein being excreted as waste.
Learning how to lose weight can be quite tricky, as can the world of supplements. However, with today’s three point check list you will be able to establish which whey protein is best to suit your particular goals in the gym.
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