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Why Should I Use Protein Supplements?

By February 11, 2015Supplements, Weight Management

There are SO many “weight loss” products available nowadays, making it difficult to know which ones are healthy meal replacement choices, and which are not.

You may wonder, what are weight loss protein supplements? What should you look for in a good supplement? Should you use them to help you lose weight, and why? Let’s address some of those main concerns:

What are protein supplements?

Protein supplements are products used to replace meals and snacks in order to help you easily stick to a high protein diet. These supplements are higher in protein than average snacks, but can vary widely in quality. When you think of protein supplements, you may think of only bars and shakes. While bars and shakes are the most popular protein supplements, TimeLess offers a wide variety of other high protein options, including: hot chocolate, juice drinks, chips and snacks, oatmeal, cereal, smoothies, soups, pastas and more!

What should I look for in a good supplement?

A good supplement will be high in protein and low in sugar. Eating sugars results in an insulin spike, which causes your body to store food as fat, so the lower the sugar in your supplements, the better.  Meal replacements should have around 30 grams of protein and less than 10 grams of sugar. Snack replacements should contain about 10-15 grams of protein and less than 10 grams of sugar. Remember, it is important to get at least 30 grams of protein at each meal, especially at breakfast. Always check the protein-to-carbohydrate ratio. The carbs in protein supplements should be no more than double the grams of protein.

A good supplement will also contain a combination of highly absorbable proteins, such as whey, casein, soy and egg. They will also contain all of the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. You should avoid supplements that contain collagen- based protein, as these are not as absorbable in your body. You want the protein to sustain your muscles, but also keep you feeling full and satisfied.

The protein shakes and bars commonly found in grocery stores and wholesale outlets are often low quality protein that is difficult for your body to digest. Medical-grade supplements such as those sold at TimeLess Medical Spa are ideal for weight loss and overall health because they are easily processed in your body, don’t contain useless or harmful fillers, and still taste delicious!

Should I use them? Why?

Whether you have 10 or 100lbs to lose, you should try to add protein supplements to your diet. Protein supplements make it easy for anyone to stay on track. They are easy to take on the go and, at $1.50- $2.60, they are relatively inexpensive. You can’t get a healthy, high protein meal on any dollar menu! Protein supplements will help you feel fuller longer, so you won’t ever feel like you are deprived or starving. When chosen wisely, protein supplements are healthy, convenient, and beneficial.

 

 

 

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