Is Protein Powder a good meal replacement for weight loss?
Yes, protein powder makes a very good meal replacement drink for those seeking to lose weight. Protein boosts your metabolism, reduces appetite and is harder for the body to convert to fat stores.
When you consume protein it increases the levels of hormones such as PYY, CCK and GLP-1. These hormones are appetite suppressing. It also reduces the level of ghrelin which is known as the hunger hormone. When your stomach is empty it releases ghrelin which sends a message to your brain letting you know you need to eat. Protein prevents the release of this hormone for longer.