I often see the sentence “I’m thinking of taking weight loss protein because I want to diet” in the consultation emails and blog comments that come to me. Of course, it’s not a mistake to drink protein for weight loss because you want to lose weight.
But are people who want to lose weight really good at weight loss protein? Also, can I really lose weight if I drink protein for weight loss? Even if I still have whey protein that I used to drink every day to make my body bigger, do I have to buy a new weight loss protein when I change my goal to narrow down my body?
Many people really talk about weight loss and protein. In addition to the emails and comments from the consultation, many people are viewing this blog from keyword searches. I’m always surprised that I’m thinking.
So, this time I would like to talk about such weight loss and protein.
What is protein in the first place?
When you hear the word protein, you probably think of that “protein” that bodybuilders and training-loving machos drink.
In the supplement industry, proteins are extracted from milk and soybeans while removing excess fat and sugar with a special filter, and powdered products are called “proteins”. Since protein has less excess fat and sugar and low calories, it is a popular supplement that allows you to take protein in a pinpoint manner.
What is weight loss protein?
Even if you say protein in a bite, when you look at sports stores and drug stores, various proteins are lined up in a row and you are wondering which one to choose.
Typical proteins can be broadly divided into two types: “whey protein” refined from milk and “soy protein” refined from soybeans. It is generally said that milk-derived “whey protein” is effective for strengthening muscles such as strengthening muscles, and soy-derived “soy protein” is effective for maintaining health and tightening the body. Soy protein is expected to have the effect of increasing metabolism and tightening the body, and is also used as a weight loss / diet protein from a healthy and healthy image, such as antioxidative effect, lowering cholesterol level and adjusting hormone balance.
The most important thing to pay attention to when losing weight
It’s no wonder that everyone wants to lose weight “easily” and “quickly”, but it’s not possible just to drink protein without changing your current life.
The main reason why protein is effective when you lose weight is that you can get enough “protein”. The reason is that the most important thing to be careful about when losing weight is [do not lose muscle]. The place that consumes the most calories in the body is [muscle]. In other words, the more muscles a person has, the higher the basal metabolism and the easier it is to lose weight.
However, the “protein” that is the material for this muscle cannot be stored in the body, so it must be replenished with each meal. However, if you are on a diet and just care about calories and carbohydrates without considering the nutritional balance, and if you eat only salads, the “protein” that is the material for muscles will not come in. Then, the existing muscles cannot be maintained and gradually begin to decompose, and even the muscles become thin and thin.
Choose the protein that suits your purpose even when you lose weight
So, when you lose weight, which should you choose, “whey protein” or “soy protein”?
Basically, both “whey protein” and “soy protein” are still “proteins”. Therefore, no matter which one you choose, there is no difference in the part of protein supplementation.
However, for example, if you want to lose weight but want to build muscle and grow bigger, I recommend “whey protein”. This is because whey protein is highly effective in quickly repairing muscles damaged by training and controlling muscle breakdown.
Also, even if you reduce your diet during the weight loss period, you can maintain your protein intake by drinking protein well. And this is also the “key” that professional boxer succeeded in losing weight even if he drank whey protein during weight loss.
Also, if you are on a diet centered on dietary restrictions rather than training hard, “soy protein” may be better. Soy protein is digested and absorbed much more slowly than whey protein, so it can supply protein to the body for a long time. In addition, you can get a feeling of fullness by drinking soy protein 30 minutes before meals, and you can naturally reduce the amount of meals. Some products have an appetite-controlling ingredient added, and the synergistic effect makes it a protein that makes it easier to control the diet.
Even for weight loss purposes, we recommend “whey protein” for those who want to gain muscle mass with an emphasis on training, and if you are thinking about weight loss focusing on dietary restrictions rather than exercise. Soy protein is recommended.
However, this is just my opinion, and “soy protein” is effective even for those who emphasize training. About 20 years ago, the protein market was still centered on “soy protein,” and all body builders were drinking soy protein, but their large and strong body was still alive at that time. In other words, if you drink protein well, whether it is “whey” or “soy”, you can deliver the protein that is the material to your muscles.
However, if you want to maximize the characteristics of “whey” and “soy”, such as the speed of absorption, the balance of amino acids, and the nutrients contained in them, you can use them properly.
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