The prime goal for any strength trainer is to gain muscle weight without gaining dreaded body fat. Integrating Protein into your regular diet ensures that you can build muscle, increase strength, & gain lean muscle weight, whilst preventing excess body fat from creeping in. The only problem is that protein alone cannot sustain a healthy body. So, most protein formulas contain Carbohydrates, which can easily convert to fat if not managed correctly. Carbohydrates & fats are an important part of everyday diets & produce many positive effects – it’s just a matter of minimising their negative effects on the body. Recent fat loss fads such as the Atkins Diet encourage high protein diets with minimal carbohydrate intake (no higher than 20% carbs per day). This is not a healthy long term answer as carbohydrates are one of the body’s natural physical & mental sources of energy & they also contain fibre, which are helpful in maintaining healthy weights and body composition. We still want our bodies to benefit from carbs; we just don’t want those carbs to convert to fat.
Weight Loss Protein/Weight Loss Proteins are recently developed powder supplements to assist with fat loss. The formulas initially combined ingredients including: hydroxy citric acid, phaseolamin & chromium picolinate which prohibit the conversion of carbohydrates to body fat. As the category of fat loss proteins has evolved, supplement manufacturers have enhanced their formulations to include complexes to increase thermogenesis & fat burning, suppress appetite, aid in lean muscle growth, activate thyroid function & suppress cortisol. Many of these ingredients include a mixture of amino acids and botanicals. By combining these ingredients & complexes with a quality Whey Protein Isolate or Whey Protein Hydrolysate you have a powerful formula for a leaner, stronger & more muscular body.