Does Protein Powder really help with fat loss?

Mar 10, 2021

 by Leon Beeloo

I get asked this question often so I wanted to address here to everyone in our community.  

Look, protein powder isn’t a magic bullet. 

In other words, you can’t not exercise, eat whatever your heart desires and then drink a protein shake and think you’re going to lose weight and get abs.  

HOWEVER, protein is literally the #1 macronutrient that will help preserve muscle tissue and encourage more fat loss as it satiates your appetite if you exercise. 

So, if you exercise and your goal is to burn fat and maintain lean muscle, you’ll want to either add high quality whey protein to your daily routine or replace one of your meals with a high quality protein shake.  

Or, if you have the time in your schedule then you can increase your protein intake by eating more lean meats like fish and chicken as well as egg whites. 

But who has time for that? 

For our clients who want to lose weight and tone up we suggest that they eat .8 grams of protein per pound of body weight. So if you weigh 150 pounds and you exercise, you’d want to take in about 120 grams of quality protein per day. 

That’s where a high quality whey protein like the TruLean Dutch Chocolate Protein is going to be very handy so that you can supplement it into your daily nutritional plan making it quick and easy to get enough high quality protein on a daily basis. 

 Here’s to keeping fit and healthy! 

~ Coach Leon