Regular gym-goers are sure to have noticed muscly guys tossing back a protein shake straight after their workout and it’s true that many bodybuilders use whey protein to assist with building muscle.  But don’t be fooled by this stereotype, whey protein can also be a useful aid in weight-loss for both men and women.

Protein is an important nutrient for weight loss. Getting enough protein in your diet can help to boost your metabolism, reduce your appetite and help you lose weight without losing muscle.

Drinking a Whey Protein shake, such as NPL Platinum Whey, is an easy and convenient way of getting more protein into your diet. There is loads of evidence showing that drinking whey protein can help women retain muscle mass and lose fat while trying to shed weight.   And it has also been known to supress your appetite – aiding even further in the weight loss process.

Try to drink a Platinum Whey shake during the following scenarios:

  1. As a meal replacement
    Many people often don’t have time to eat breakfast. An easy and convenient alternative (one that is much healthier than eating sugary cereals) is to opt for an on-the-go meal replacement smoothie. Mix your whey protein with a small amount of water, almond or coconut milk, topped off with a handful of mixed berries, and you’re good to go.
  2. Snack replacement
    If you’re feeling peckish before lunch or supper, have a Platinum Whey Protein shake. This will suppress your appetite and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Exercise is an important part of being healthy and just changing to protein shakes alone isn’t likely to help you lose weight and maintain it.   Therefore, we recommend combining resistance training with whey protein for anyone looking to lose weight. Add 3 slightly rounded scoops (32g) of NPL Platinum Whey to 200ml of cold water or fat free milk, and consume before and/or after training.