Protein Advice Needed
I am currently on the SW diet and as part of this I have been going to the gym 4/5 times a week and doing a lot of cardio training.
I was thinking about taking some kind of protein powder to help aid in my recovery however there are a couple of things I'm not sure about.
1) Would taking a protein powder work against the SW diet that I am currently on?
2) What would be the best protein powder for me to use and what are the main benefits of taking protein?
Week 1 Loss: 8lbs (Half Stone Award)
Week 2 Loss: 4lbs
Week 3 Loss: 5 1/2lbs (1 Stone Award) (Slimmer of the Week)
Week 4 Loss: 1lb (This is the kick up the bum I needed to work harder!)
Week 5 Loss: 5 1/2lbs (1.5 Stone Award)
Week 6 Loss: 2 1/2lbs (Club 10) (Lucky Escape from Easter Weekend!)
Week 7 Loss: Missed Weigh In
Week 8 Loss: 4lbs (2 Stone Award)
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Start Date: 01/06/2012
Start Weight: 17st8lb
Current Weight: 16st6lb
Goal Weight: 8st8lb
Goal Date: 01/01/2014
Start BMI: 45
Current BMI: 42.1
Goal BMI: 21.9
Total Weight Loss: 1st2lb
Weight to Lose: 7st12lb
% Lost 6.5%
Not an expert and not on SW but I highly recommend protein, it helps with muscle repair and growth among many other things. As for the best one, there are so many different kinds! Egg based, soy based, Whey based, hemp, pea etc.. I prefer whey protein, it's cheaper than most and a good choice for the weight-conscious as well as athletes due to its high protein and moderate carbohydrate content it also doesn't taste too bad. The only thing I would look out for are the ones with sweeteners and additives.
Do a little research online.
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I know one thing, consuming a lot of protein isn't going to help you lose weight. It does help recover the muscles but this also only increase your muscle mass. Depends what you are going for. I'm sure a small amount wouldn't hurt but don't take too much.
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