Wednesday, August 23, 2000

What's an effective protein powder that's cheap for weight loss?

I'm a girl, work out everyday, 1 hour cardio and some weights and I was wondering what brand of protein powder I should buy that isn't too expensive to maximize weight loss. Also, preferably something available in stores in Canada, thank you

Answer on What's an effective protein powder that's cheap for weight loss?

Protein powder is made from cow milk. Dairy products contain bovine growth hormone and can contribute to weight problems. Caesin (cow milk protein) is correlated with breast cancer, weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease.

A better choice for protein is to eat leafy greens (kale & collards), whole grains (preferably not gluten), and legumes (peas, beans, and some nuts). To balance out a vegetarian diet, you need to eat vegetables, fruits, B12 vitamins, D vitamins, and Omega-3 (flax seed meal is good). By the way, do not consume excess sugar, fat, oil, refined carbohydrates, salt, and additives. Especially avoid MSG and aspartame (diet soda). These cause weight gain.

I lost 80 pounds by going to a balanced vegetarian diet. I do recommend weight training as a method to lose fat weight. One pound of muscle is equivalent to seven pounds of fat (calories).