All of my life, I have always been overweight, and at times, even obese. During my freshman and sophomore years of high school, I realized that my lifestyle was unhealthy and something had to be done.
I lost over fifty pounds in less than a year by drinking protein shakes. I would have a protein shake as soon as I wake up, and right before I went to sleep. I also drank a protein shake after a workout.
It is not enough to just drink the protein shake itself. One must have an active lifestyle consisting of both cardiovascular and resistance training. One's eating habits must also change in order to transform his or her body with protein powder. During this time, I have five to six small, healthy meals spread throughout the day. I would have a meal about every three hours.
One's drinking habits must also change. During this journey of losing weight and getting fit, I only drank protein powder mixed with water, and water by itself. Before going to bed, I would mix the protein powder with milk instead of water because the protein content in milk allows for slower digestion throughout the night to prevent metabolism.
The type of protein powder I was consuming was whey protein. The brand does not really matter, but aim for something that has at least twenty grams of protein and less than two hundred calories.
After weight loss is achieved, a healthy lifestyle is necessary in order to hold on to this success. I have also experienced a huge success in weight loss, but then stopped what I was doing and gained half of the weight before I even realized I was gaining weight. You don't want to lose weight forever though. Once you are at your targeted weight, consume just enough calories to maintain your weight.