==== ==== The science of Whey protein has changed forever with the latest discovery in advanced peptide technology. Now specific peptides extracted from whey protein will turn your fat switch off and turn your lean muscle switch ON. Click on the link below for your Free Video Boot Camp http://www.NewWayToLoseWeightFast.com ==== ==== Whether you're a college athlete looking to shed some excess fat, or you're a mom or dad attempting to drop five or six pant sizes, whey protein can definitely help. (Please note: While whey protein is useful for both losing fat and building muscle mass, this information is strictly for people trying to cut weight; not people who want to look like they should enter The World's Strongest Man Competition on ESPN.) Whey Protein 101 For those who aren't familiar, whey protein is a high-quality protein derived from cow's milk. According to the National Dairy Council, it is also one of the richest known sources of naturally occurring branched-chain amino acids (Organic compounds the body uses to turn body fat into muscle). So why is building muscle important to someone trying to lose weight? Dr. James H. O'Keefe, a preventive cardiologist for the Mid America Heart Institute (Also featured in USA Today's Top 100 Most influential cardiologists), says that simply adding muscle to your body helps burn calories. "For each one pound of muscle you add to your body, you burn an additional 50 calories per day, even at rest," O'Keefe said. "Whey protein can help burn fat, especially inside your abdomen, where it is the most unattractive and the most dangerous for your health." So with that out of the way, which whey protein is the best choice for you? Isolate versus Concentrate The two "major" types of whey protein are isolate and concentrate. According to the Whey Protein Institute, whey protein isolate is the most pure and concentrated form of whey protein available. It contains 90 percent or more protein, and contains little to no fat, lactose, or cholesterol, making it a perfect 'diet' food. Whey protein concentrate, on the other hand, contains a higher amount of fat and/or lactose. It can contain anywhere between 29 and 89 percent protein (The cheaper the product, the lower the percentage of pure protein -- usually). While whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate are both considered whey protein, they vary in composition and manufacturing process. Isolate does not undergo heat treatment, leaving it un-detatured and retaining its nutrients. Its shorter amino acid chains make it more quickly available for muscle absorption, sometimes within 10 minutes of ingestion. It also includes added L-Glutamine, making it very efficient at recovering of muscle tissue. Another factor to look at is the additives the whey product contains. Additives have earned a bad reputation throughout health discussion forums and the blogosphere, but not all additives are bad. In fact, some additives are extremely beneficial to your health. Let's take a look at two. Two Examples of Good Additives: Magnesium and Chromium Magnesium is an essential mineral that is required in more than 300 enzymatic reactions involved in metabolism. According to the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research, Magnesium deficiency is reasonably prevalent in the US due to limited absorption and low intake. States known for Magnesium deficiency have been linked to symptoms such as arrhythmias, hypertension, tetany, osteoporosis, headaches, muscle weakness, and insulin resistance. Several studies have indicated that Magnesium intake may also protect against type-2 diabetes in some individuals. Chromium is an
essential micronutrient involved in lipid metabolism, which is closely connected to the metabolism of carbs. Chromium is typically found in meats, whole grain and brewers yeast, among others. According to the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research, signs of chromium deficiency include increased blood glucose and insulin (Can lead to diabetes), elevated cholesterol and triglycerides (Can lead to arthrosclerosis, obesity and heart disease), and decreased HDL cholesterol (The good cholesterol that carries the bad kind away from the arteries). Calorie Intake With all that said, what really matters when trying to cut weight is your calorie intake. You can buy all the whey protein isolate you want. But as long as you're eating pizza for every meal and drinking six cans of Pepsi every day, you're wasting your money. You should not simply add whey protein to your diet, but instead replace your usual diet with pure, whey protein (When counting calories, your whey protein intake counts as calories too). In regards to eating habits: If you're trying to lose weight, limit your calorie consumption to what you need. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the average person (Weighing about 135 pounds) needs 2,000 calories per day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some healthy dieting rules from Dr. James and Joan O'Keefe's (MD and RD) The Forever Young Diet & Lifestyle: 1) Eat three or four meals daily of about the same size. 2) Eat breakfast every morning -- no exceptions. 3) Consumer a variety of natural fresh foods every day. 4) Eat lean protein at least three times daily. 5) Eat at least 1.5 cups of fresh fruits and vegetables per day -- the fresher and more colorful the better. 6) Avoid white flour, white rice, potatoes, sweets, processed foods containing high-fructose corn syrup, trans and saturated fats; and limit grain products to one serving per day) 7) Drink at least two cups of (preferably green) tea per day; don't drink more than three cups of coffee per day. 8) Avoid drinking alcohol (at first). After one week for women, and two weeks for men, drinking in moderation (No more than ten drinks per week) is actually beneficial to your health. 9) Try to consume whey protein once or twice per day (Dr. O'Keefe suggests using whey at breakfast and/or at the midafternoon -- preferably after a heavy workout.) 10) Women should drink two cups of nonfat milk per day; men should have one cup. 11) Consider adding soy to your diet -- up to two servings per day. 12) Drink at least four liters of water per day -- more if you're exercising vigorously. 13) Avoid drinking sugared beverages, diet beverages or fruit juices (low-salt vegetables juices are acceptable). 14) (This is kind of a cool fact): Eating in front of the television triggers mindless snacking in many people, so (if you're one of those people) avoid watching Seinfeld reruns while you eat. 15) Do not eat any food after 8:00 p.m. Calories you consume within two or three hours of bedtime are less likely to be burned, and more likely to end up as fat. So there you have it; that's not so bad, right? In my opinion, it's a lot more filling and healthier than the diet suggested by the Atkins Nazis (from my experience cutting weight as a high school wrestler). Now, for the final piece of the puzzle . . . Exercise Exercise burns fat and breaks down muscle. Whey protein then supplies the body with essential amino acids that rebuild leaner muscle, using the burned fat. That is how muscle synthesis works. As suggested above, one of the best times to consume whey protein is within one or two hours of an intense workout. There are more than a gazillion workouts suggested throughout the blogosphere and credible publications, such as Men's Health. Choose the one that both pushes you hard, and fits your endurance level. As long as you limit yourself to (around) 2,000 calories, exercise regularly and consume your whey protein before or after every workout, the money you spend on whey is well spent. Article Source:
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Published on Mar 2, 2012
Published on Mar 2, 2012
The science of Whey protein has changed forever with the latest discovery in advanced peptide technology. Now specific peptides extracted fr...