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Protein Shake Diet

You may think of protein shakes as just something that bodybuilders drink in order to give their muscles the proper amount of protein they need after a workout. The truth is that protein shakes are also a good way to burn fat and lose weight. The whole idea behind protein rich meals and drinks is that they usually contain very few carbohydrates. These carbohydrates can easily build up fat around your waist if you eat too much of them. But if you have too little of them, then your body will start burning up fat to make up for the lack of carbohydrates that produce energy. It is not good to stay on a low carbohydrate and high protein diet for a long time. You just need to do it for 3-4 days out of the week and then the rest of the days you could try a moderate amount of carbohydrates in your diet. If you stay on a high protein diet for too long you will end up in ketosis, which is simply when your body is depending on fat for its energy source instead of carbohydrates. This will give you increased side effects of nausea, headaches, gas and bad breath.

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Best Types of Protein

There are a lot of different protein shakes on the market. It may be difficult for a newcomer to the protein shake world to know which brand of protein they should buy. What it all really boils down to is the ingredients inside the protein shake. There are a lot of brands that use artificial flavoring in their protein powder, which is not something you really want to have in your body. All natural foods and ingredients are essential for those trying to lose weight. So, you should go with any protein powder that has 100% natural ingredients and no artificial flavorings. Besides that, it is up to you to decide which type of protein you want to use. There is egg protein, vegetable protein, whey protein and casein protein.

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