Protein powder isn’t just for bodybuilders anymore. It’s gone totally mainstream! It’s definitely a good way to add protein to your diet, but can it also help with weight loss? One review of studies found that replacing some of your daily calories with whey protein could decrease body weight and body fat.
A study from 2010 revealed a relationship between ingesting whey protein and improved body composition. Those who ate or drank whey protein lost weight and decreased their body fat. And finally, the protein itself – in all forms, not just powder – has been shown to help with weight loss. One study found that a high-protein diet can boost metabolism and results of another suggest protein helps suppress appetite.
Excerpted from verywell.com