Can protein shakes be a part of a weight-loss diet?


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Protein is one of the important macronutrients that we all need for proper growth and development. 

what is protein?

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Due to the high thermic effect, a high protein intake can help boost metabolism and calorie burning rate.

1. Protein may help boost metabolism.

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Protein shakes may promote the release of leptin (appetite-reducing) hormone, and we tend to feel full with fewer calories. 

2. May regulate appetite hormones.

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Our body takes more time to metabolize protein compared to carbs and fats. Hence, a high protein diet means fullness and lesser hunger cravings. 

3. Provide fullness for a longer duration. 

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Including protein shakes in the diet may help reduce food cravings, especially foods high in fat and sugar. 

4. Prevent untimely food cravings. 

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Intake of protein shakes post-workout has been shown to stimulate new muscle growth and fat burn while repairing damaged muscles.  

5. Promote lean muscle mass and fat burn. 

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- Whey Protein - Casein Protein - Plant-Based Protein

Which type of protein is the best? 

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1-2 scoops depending upon exercise and daily needs. 

How many scoops for weight loss? 

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