Using Protein Powder for Weight Loss

Adding protein powder to smoothies can be an easy way to meet your daily protein needs. Adequate protein at each meal is important to stabilize blood sugar and keep you satiated so you can continue to lose weight and rebuild and repair your body if you regularly workout. Women tend to skip protein at breakfast and opt for cereal or bagels in an effort to lose weight or lower cholesterol. This is counter intuitive! They are essentially feeding their bodies SUGAR which raises insulin (the fat storage hormone) which can actually cause weight gain and a drop in blood sugar later on which increases HUNGER and leads you to eat more sugar during the day. When you are attempting to lose weight, satiation is the KEY TO THE GAME OF WEIGHT LOSS. Eating foods like protein, healthy fats and fiber at each meal will fill you up on fewer calories. There are so many protein powders out there, how do you know which one to buy? People with autoimmune disease want to avoid protein powders made with Ingredients they are sensitive to such as dairy (including whey), soy, eggs and grains. These foods cause inflammation which increases weight and makes it harder to lose weight. Avoiding these foods can help you drop pounds when dealing with an autoimmune disease.


I use the following protein powders because they are free of dairy, gluten, soy, and eggs:


  1. Great Lakes Collagen Powder

  2. Dr. Amy Myers Protein Powder

  3. Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder

Easy Morning Smoothie Recipe


1 scoop Dr. Amy Myers vanilla or strawberries and cream protein powder

2 Tablespoons Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal

1/4 cup of frozen berries

10-16 ounces of water


Put all ingredients into a water bottle or blender bottle, shake to mix and enjoy! You are getting 20 grams of protein and around 6 or 7 grams of fiber. This will fill you up and keep you satiated all morning long on few calories. Feel free to add a banana or a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter if you are very active or a larger person or a man.