How to lose weight without losing muscle

What is the best way to lose weight while keeping or even growing healthy muscle, and Why do I want more muscle.  Muscles burn more calories!!  I like to eat so I want to build more muscle so I don’t have to be quite so careful how much I eat.  There are better reasons to keep your muscles strong and healthy.

Strong muscles have more stamina, more staying power, more lifting and moving power.  Remember our heart is a muscle, strong heart is a really good reason.

I have been doing my research for years, experimenting on what makes me stronger and builds healthy muscle.  Many of the books on losing weight recommend gaining lean muscle mass.  I have noticed that when I work out, I am always so hungry the rest of the day …. unless I am eating enough protein.  Protein is the building block that feeds muscle growth.

wheyWhat is the best kind of protein to fuel your muscles:  I searched the internet for get some information and found out the products I use everyday contain the very best protein for strong muscles.  And the winner is:  Whey!  According to when it comes to packing on pounds of muscle, you need approximately 1 to 1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight.  Wow that can be a lot of protein.

If you weigh 175 pounds you will need between 175 and 210- grams of protein per day. That would be a lot of protein to get from regular food choices.  That is why a whey protein supplement is an excellent way to increase your protein.  So how do I choose a whey protein, there are so many choices out there!

I discovered that when you look for Whey you need to make sure it is un-denatured.  Huh?  What is denatured?  Here is what I found according to Dr. Michael Colgan  a world-renowned research scientist, “Whey is extracted from milk by numerous methods. Most common use acids or salts, and heat. All these strategies denature the whey.  Denaturing breaks down the proteins,…..undenatured whey contains many bioactive compounds including antibodies and enzymes that have multiple beneficial effects in humans. When the whey is denatured, these bioactive compounds are destroyed”.

“Second, undenatured whey contains numerous di-peptides (amino acid pairs) and tri-peptides (amino acid triples). These are keys that fitmuscle specific genetic locks in the body to turn on protein functions. If the whey is denatured, the keys are broken down into single amino acids and no longer work.” Dr. Michael Colgan  (I had to add this picture I found too, it made me smile )

So look for a high quality un-denatured whey protein when you are either dieting or working out to keep the muscle you have and add more!  If you are interested in the one I use that helped me lose 48 pounds, contact me.





admin September 27, 2016 living better, Nutrition