Thursday, August 18, 2016

Will Protein Make Me Fat?

So this week I was asked if whey protein will make women fat...

What??? Most women don't consume nearly enough protein in the first place so I'm not even sure how to start answering this one without ranting, but here goes...

Women that workout or are seeking to lose fat need somewhere between .75 to 1.25 grams of protein per pound of body weight each day. Do a dietary check on most women and they are NOWHERE near that.

Multiple studies have shown that a diet higher in protein actually increases fat loss due to the higher thermogenic effect it has. Secondly, studies have proven that from a muscle building/rebuilding point of view, the human body doesn't differentiate between protein acquired from animal/actual food source that you chew and protein acquired from a shake.

Now, if your whey protein is of questionable quality, it might make you bloat, but that's not weight gain and can be avoided by choosing a top quality protein. If your chosen protein has creatine, again, you might retain water, but that's not weight gain.

Anything will make you fat if you eat too much, but blanketly saying whey protein will make women fat?? Uh, no. Tag a sister that needs to protein up.

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