Protein And Fat Loss

Today I thought I'd take a moment to explain the importance of protein and its role in fat loss. It's very important to balance ALL meals and snacks with carb-rich and protein-rich foods together. A meal with carbohydrates alone is problematic because glucose levels shoot up and then crash down. This can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and weak - and gives your body an easy opportunity to convert that meal to fat. When protein is included, however, you will not only stay full longer, but glucose levels will stay more consistent, your metabolism will work more efficiently, and you will feel energized for a longer period.

Carbs are digested in about two hours, but proteins take longer to digest. So,when the two are eaten together, protein slows down the digestion of the carbohydrates, and energy from carbs are released more slowly. In addition, eating carbohydrates with protein means the carbohydrates will be used as energy, sparing the protein for use building and repairing muscle tissues, their primary function. So, for maximum fat loss, make sure that you include a complete protein source at each snack and meal.

There are a lot of healthy carbs, such as oatmeal, brown rice and fruit. But if eaten alone, you'll run into the same problems explained above. A protein shake made with Elite Whey Protein not only offers a very high quality protein, 0 grams of Trans Fat and 0 grams of sugar, while tasting great and delivering 48% of the FDA’s recommended daily value of protein. There are also no artificial flavors, sweetners, MSG, or Aspertame added to Elite All Natural! ... and it tastes absolutely amazing and goes so well with oatmeal, fruit, and a variety of other healthy carbs. I like to mix my protein shake with 8 ozs. of vanilla rice milk, some fruit, a tablespoon of ground flax seed, and 1/4 cup of oatmeal and I am ready to go!!!!

Personal Trainer

The ALL NATURAL ELITE WHEY PROTEIN that I have at the gym (that is the only protein powder I would even dream of selling because it has no artificial flavors or sweetners in it) contains very high levels of Anti-Catabolic Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). These BCAAs are an excellent source of Extra Muscle Fuel which may be depleted during intense training. These same BCAAs are used to repair and help with the growth of cells. They are utilized by muscle cells quickly after an intense workout and are an important part of an effective diet.