Are Protein Shakes Good For Weight Loss?
Are protein shakes good for weight loss? The answer is no, not if you’re in the early stages of an eating disorder. Protein shakes alone will not solve your problem.
If you’re looking for quick weight loss from an eating disorder, protein shakes may be helpful. They can be packed with lots of protein and fast to digest. However, this is not the case for most people. Protein shakes do nothing for long term weight loss because they do not digest properly.
Let’s examine why protein does not burn fat. Proteins break down in the body to amino acids. Amino acids are very close in shape to fat, but they are also very different. Fat is just fat.
When your body digests proteins, the amino acids stay in the bloodstream, but the excess is stored as fat. The same holds true for fat.
Not only is a crash diet going to produce a huge problem. An eating disorder produces a huge problem as well.
Eating disorders will destroy your health long term, even when you do weight loss. This is because it hijacks your brain and senses and causes you to eat the wrong things, which will have consequences that are ultimately permanent.
It is easier to create extra fat. It is easier to lose weight. Weight loss by itself is a long term solution.
The best weight loss by itself is what is called “genetic” weight loss. That means you make permanent changes in your genes. These are things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.
You cannot lose weight in an eating disorder. Genetic weight loss is not permanent weight loss and has the side effect of making you unable to control your eating behaviors.
If you have tried all of the above and still can’t lose weight, your options are to lose weight slowly, but surely, or to go under the knife and get liposuction. Liposuction is permanent weight loss and the other two are temporary. In other words, you could starve yourself for a week and lose a few pounds and then you would starve yourself for another week and gain some weight back.
It is not true that losing weight will cause you to gain muscle mass. On the contrary, if you stop eating properly and become out of shape, you will gain muscle mass.