Every week I answer a question or questions that are sent in to me regarding fat burning, weight loss, diet, fitness and or the Fat X program. This week's question was a response on youtube to the "How to Make a Protein Smoothie".
Is protein for women also? Does it make you gain weight?
Protein is one of the three macro nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat) that the human body uses. Protein is primarily responsible for maintaining and building muscle. Women need protein as much as men do.
Any macro nutrient in excess will make you gain weight. The nice thing about protein is that it is the least likely of the macro nutrients to be stored as fat. Protein can actually help you lose weight because it takes your body more energy to break it down and use it. Protein can also help you lose weight because it feeds your muscle, and you have to remember that muscle will speed up your metabolism. Your metabolism burns calories all day, so the faster it is, the more calories you will burn throughout the day.
Here are two good protein supplements.
CytoSport Muscle Milk