In a previous post, I talked to you about my Transitional Day Fast, a liquid-diet tool for even faster weight loss. One of the reasons this fast is effective is because of whey protein powder, an ingredient in the smoothies that constitute this one-day liquid diet.
One of the branched-chain aminos is leucine. Studies demonstrate that leucine plays a key role in building muscle and helping muscles recover after exercise. In addition, whey protein is a source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps preserve lean muscle, particularly during exercise.
The studies showcasing how whey maintains and builds lean muscle led researchers to look into whether the protein plays a part in weight control. They found that whey helps reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness. That’s one of the reasons you’ll be including whey on your fast. I don’t want you to get hungry!
Whey is a belly flattener too. A study conducted by the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2011 discovered that whey is an effective fat burner, and it helps decrease your waistline. This study is just one of many showing that whey is effective for weight loss.
It seems that whey is just about the perfect protein for the body, making it the “whey to go,” especially if you’re trying to burn fat.