Can Protein Shakes Help Me Lose Weight?

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To some extent, the answer is YES! But you are not advised to relied on it. Although protein shakes are claimed to help lose weight, you must know protein shakes aren't a magic bullet for weight loss. Allegedly, protein shakes may be effective in two ways:
  • decrease hunger and appetite
  • increase metabolism
However, there are also some side effects if you're lactose intolerant and drinking shakes made with whey or casein, including:
  • bloating
  • cramps
  • gas
  • diarrhea
In addition, if you replace meals with protein shakes, it may help you reduce your daily calories, which can help you lose weight. But eventually you will need to start eating solid food again. Then you may return to excess weight if you aren’t careful enough. Finally, relying too heavily on protein shakes saves you the nutritional benefits of whole foods. Remember, the key to losing weight is the basics. That is healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein, and physical activity in your daily routine.   Keywords: protein shakes weight loss