by Russ Howe

Learning how to lose weight can be difficult enough for most people, but when they encounter the world of sports nutrition and supplements things tend to take a turn for the worse. Today's article is going to show you the three key points to look for when matching which whey protein is best suited to your fitness goals.

While some products are designed for fat loss and increasing lean muscle tone, there are also plenty out there which are made for bulking up. Get the wrong one and you can really hold yourself back.

Sadly, this is where most people get slightly lost. Many people are frightened that choosing the wrong supplement will lead to them putting on weight so, as a result, they are scared to make use of the great scientifically backed nutrition available to them.

But with so many products on the market, how is it even possible to decide which one would suit your goals? Well, there are three main things to look for when you see a whey protein product.

* If your goal is fat loss you should be looking for a supplement which primarily focuses on providing you with high protein and low carbs.

* The number of grams of protein per serving is very important.

* Determine whether the main ingredient is whey concentrate, isolate or hydrolized isolate.

The three things on the list here will teach you how to take the worry out of buying a protein supplement in the future. One of the biggest worries, particularly for women, is whether a product will result in unwanted fat gains.

Carbohydrates are your best friend if your goal is bulking up, so taking a look at the carb content should be the first stop when looking at the packaging of a potential new meal replacement supplement. If the carb content is as high, or in some cases even higher, than the protein content you're looking at a bulking supplement rather than a slimming one.

Once you have done that, it's time to establish the quality of the protein you have. If your product is primarily made from hydrolized whey isolate then you have the fastest digesting form on the market. It's usually the most expensive form, too.

Recent scientific studies also showed that the optimal amount of protein in one meal is between twenty and thirty grams. This means your ideal shake should provide somewhere in the region of twenty five grams per shake. Studies showed that when people consumed more than this, their body couldn't process it and it merely resulted in the excess protein being excreted as waste.

Learning how to lose weight can be quite tricky, as can the world of supplements. However, with today's three point check list you will be able to establish which whey protein is best to suit your particular goals in the gym.

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