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The Skinny on Smaller Portions
10 tips on getting rid of the unwanted gift of holiday weight gain I am here to tell you that most of weight loss gimmicks will only result in you losing weight in your wallet

July 4, 2007

5 Whey Cool Ways to Pack in the Protein and Work Off The Pounds
how adding extra-whey protein powder to your diet can help in weightless

Protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone on a daily basis. Protein is made up of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the "building blocks" for healthy bodies. Protein has a number of different roles in the body including the following:

  • Repair body cells
  • Build and repair muscles and bones
  • Provide a source of energy
  • Control many of the important processes in the body related to metabolism
Whey protein is a very high quality complete protein with rich amounts of all the essential amino acids. Whey protein isolate is the purest form of whey protein, which is why it is absorbed so quickly and efficiently into the body. That's why you should make it the cornerstone of your healthy lifestyle program.

1. If You Pound Protein, Pound the Water
A high-protein diet may help you build muscle and burn fat, but it can also leave you dehydrated. Researchers at the University of Connecticut compared groups of athletes eating low-protein and high-protein diets and found that people on higher-protein diets store less water in their bodies. This is an important finding, because dehydration can significantly impair an athlete's performance and even do damage to his heart. But researchers say high-protein eaters can avoid problems by drinking more fluids, at least two to three glasses more than the recommended eight glasses a day. And instead of soft drinks or powdered drink mixes that are loaded with chemicals and sugar, I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored and break the routine even more by adding a little unsweetened cranberry juice. Click here to order stevia powder.

2. Got Milk?
What's the best liquid to have in your shake? "Dairy products aid in fat loss," says Mary Ellen Camire, Ph.D., a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine and a member of the MH Advisory Board. If you're lactose intolerant, try Lactaid or Dairy Ease brands, which can be found in most grocery stores. Use your shakes as a vessel to carry aboard the much-needed food group--you'll get the muscle-building power of protein along with fat-fighting calcium, while improving bone and cardiovascular health to boot.

3. The Whey to Lose Weight
Slurping down a whey-protein shake after your workout builds calorie-burning muscle. Now, new research reveals another way those shakes may help you build a better body: Whey protein can help prevent overeating. When University of Toronto scientists presented 22 men with an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, the men who had consumed a whey-protein drink 2 hours earlier ate about 200 fewer calories than the men who had chugged soy- or egg-based protein shakes. "Ingestion of whey results in the release of several gut peptides involved in satiety," says study author Harvey Anderson, Ph.D. Still worried a shake won't satisfy? Keep adding ice to the blender; it makes the shake more filling without increasing its calorie count.

4. Protein for More Power
Don't skimp on the protein powder in your postworkout shake. A study in the Journal of Nutrition showed that people who ate 60 percent less protein than another group had 81 percent less "protein synthesis"--the production of protein that stimulates muscle growth. Biochemical pathways in muscle cells stay quiet when protein intake is low, suggests lead author Irwin Brodsky, M.D.

5. Whey Better
Whey (animal protein) is superior to soy (plant protein) as a muscle builder. And Baylor University researchers found a way to make whey way better: Add casein, a protein found in cottage cheese and milk. When a group of 36 men with at least 6 weeks of weight-training experience were given a whey-casein mixture before their workouts, they built 50 percent more lean muscle mass over 10 weeks than men who took only whey. Casein slows down catabolism, a process in which your body breaks down muscle instead of fat for fuel. "When taken before a workout, casein may slow catabolism enough to help the body build more muscle," says study author Richard Kreider, Ph.D.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.


Low Glycemic Sugar Free Whey Berry Protein Shake
Serves: 1
Carbs Per Serving: 8.2 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

This shake is my morning staple. Berries are high in fiber and antioxidants called flavonoids, which are anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. They strengthen blood vessels, decrease excess estrogen, and are beneficial for high blood pressure, allergies, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, premature aging, rosacea, varicose veins, Raynaud's, eye disease, fibroids, and breast cancer prevention. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


Using the measuring spoon, scoop 1/2 cup of yogurt directly from the yogurt container and put it in the blender.

Fill the measuring spoon with 1/2 cup water and put it in the blender.

Using the measuring spoon, put 3/4 cup berries into the blender.

Add 1 scoop of whey protein powder.

Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Total Calories: 150

Calories Per Serving: 150
Total Fat Per Serving: 1.3g
Saturated Fat: 0.30g
Cholesterol: 6mg
Sodium: 210mg
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 11.3g

Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 37g

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