- $11.50 for two Groupons, each good for $10 worth of protein smoothies, healthy snacks, and drinks ($20 total value)
Three Things to Know About Protein Shakes
Many weight-loss regimens swear by the wonderful elixirs known as protein smoothies. Here’s a basic rundown of why protein shakes can be part of an effective program.
1. Losing weight is (mostly) about intake. The key to losing weight is burning more calories than you consume. There are two ways to accomplish this: reduce the number of calories you take in or burn calories through physical activity or consuming foods that burn more calories to digest such as protein. Protein smoothies can increase your metabolism and increase calories being burned to digest the protein, thus helping you lose weight.
2. Protein shakes can help with your diet. Protein (and exercise, for that matter) reduces levels of the hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin, resulting in a lower appetite. This gives you a longer-lasting full feeling that can help stave off cravings for foods high in sugar and fat.
3. Whey pairs well with workouts. Protein smoothies can also help you burn calories more effectively. Our protein smoothies are a combination of whey and casein combined with other ingredients such as fruit or peanut butter and blended with ice and water into a milkshake-like consistency. Newer research has shown that consuming a blend of whey and casein protein not only give you a spike in muscle protein synthesis but it keeps it elevated. Casein break down slow and gives you a steady release of amino acids. One of the chief jobs of amino acids is to repair and build muscle, which means a faster metabolic rate and an increased ability to burn calories.