I call protein shakes my number one needle mover for fast, lasting weight loss because they get results. I’ve had clients do nothing other than substitute a protein shake for breakfast, and they lost weight.
High-protein foods curb your appetite and keep you full longer. One study found a protein-rich breakfast suppresses hunger far better than a carbohydrate-heavy breakfast. I know, you don’t always have time or an appetite for a substantial protein-rich breakfast. That’s why a protein shake is the perfect solution!
Studies show protein shakes can help you burn fat and keep it off better. One meta-analysis found one or two nutrient-fortified meal replacements could "safely and effectively produce significant sustainable weight loss and improve weight-related risk factors of disease."
To get those and other benefits, you’ll want to design a protein shake correctly. I don’t want you making these three mistakes that crash-and-burn an otherwise-healthy protein shake: