Your Questions About Weight Loss Tips For Seniors

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David asks…

female college student and whey protein powder?

I’m currently a first year college student (FEMALE). My senior year of high school I was able to lose 43lbs. Now that I’m living on campus I’ve managed to gain 3lbs I know it’s not a lot but I want to get to that 50lb weight loss and finally reach my ultimate goal weight of 118 or I’ll be perfectly happy with 120. I know that seems like a low number but I’m only 5’2″ so it’s not like I’m trying to look extremely skinny. I go to the campus gym and work out moderately, switching from kickboxing classes 3 times a week and a spinning class once a week. Aside from that I go to the gym afterwards and work on legs, arms, chest or back depending what I feel like doing that day. I don’t go too hard like I said it’s moderate. Being in college, I tend to have days where I fall through and ruin the week I just worked for with foods that aren’t good for you. I’m interested in a protein shake to supplement my workouts and help me tone up a bit. Only problem is I’m not sure where to start out. I’m in college so I really don’t have too much money to spend on a protein powder. I saw one at walmart but wanted to get some feedback on my situation before spending the money. If anybody could give me any tips and recommend whether the one from walmart is any good for me I’d appreciate it. I’ve also heard that if I do start a protein powder I should only do half a scoop to prevent from gaining any weight?? Like I said, I’m new to this protein shake thing and I’m looking for some great feedback to finally get back on track for good and finish this journey I started. Appreciate it if anybody could leave a comment and feedback on what they think or what they’ve done that worked!!

Power Health Tips answers:

Whey protein manufacturers go to great lengths to tell you that their protein powder is wildly different from all the others and will give you better results.

This is a lie. One brand of whey protein is pretty much the same as the others, and the Walmart or Costco brands will do you just fine. The big difference is whether you are getting:

-Plain protein powder
-Meal replacement powder, which is protein powder + fat + carbs
-Weight gain powder. Which is bigger portions of the meal replacement powder.

Since you are trying to lose weight, just keep an eye on the calories on your chosen powder and dispense accordingly. Honestly I never found that they were that useful as a meal replacement… I need to *chew* something to feel satisfied. But they are great at getting your protein ratios up high if you are a carb junkie like myself.

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