Lose the Belly Fat with Protein Powder Meal Replacements

Posted by adairsawyer on April 15th, 2012

Sugar

Insulin is the hormone used to regulate your blood glucose levels and it comes from eating large amounts of sugar. The body responds to a glucose spike by shuttling those excess sugars into the liver, muscles and fat cells for storage. Without this remarkable ability, your blood glucose would get too high, resulting in coma and death. Although this function is necessary for health, insulin can actually make you fatter. For the entire duration of the insulin spike, your body will convert a far greater portion of your total caloric intake to fat, but won't burn it for energy. Most meal replacements use excessive sugar, in fact, 66% of SlimFast is sugar.

For example, lets say you have a cookie which contains roughly 80 calories. It is possible to burn that amount of calories by walking for a mile, but the sugar causes a large enough insulin release that you won't burn any fat for the next 8 hours. Rather than eating foods that are loaded with refined sugars to satisfy your sweet tooth, try fresh fruit. If you add protein powder and sugar together, it will spike insulin by 200%. You see this is many so called protein bars.

Stress

Data shows that people are a lot more stressed than they used to be. Stress is a natural part of life, but that doesn't mean that it is without ill effects. When stress goes untreated, it results in excessive levels of a hormone called cortisol. It is also known as the belly fat hormone. It effectively slows down your metabolism, eats away at your muscles and increases levels of other fat-promoting hormones. Depression and a lack of energy are also common side effects.

You can avoid this situation by preventing stress as much as you're able. Try to steer clear of any unnecessary conflicts. Make sure you get plenty of time to yourself. Aromatherapy is also an excellent way to reduce stress. Most importantly, make certain that you get enough sleep. Your body and mind's restorative processes take place during this vital down time, so take full advantage of it.

Estrogen

Another thing that you should avoid is unnatural or excessive estrogen, as it may make it nearly impossible to lose the belly fat. Unfortunately, sources of excess estrogen are everywhere in our modern environment. One of the most potent and common sources is soy, which contains plant estrogens that mimic human estrogen. Just one glass of soy milk contains as much of it as a whole birth control pill. Soy also disrupts thyroid function, slowing metabolism to a crawl. Many meal replacements contain soy or soy protein powder, very unhealthy and damaging to your metabolism.

Avoid any and all products with the words soy, textured vegetable protein or vegetable oil in the ingredients. Also, make certain that any dairy you consume is organic because commercial dairy cows are often given hormones to increase their production. This is why whey is also not the best protein powder for meal replacements. Instead egg white protein would be best.

Ensure your protein powder meal replacement avoids soy, whey and sugar. For more information about Dr. Berg’s Instant Kale Shake, the ultimate meal replacement shake containing a high quality nutrients and protein visit our site.

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