“Many people use protein shakes to supplement their regular diets. Serious exercisers and athletes use them to build muscle, while less active individuals use them in place of meals to lose weight. Protein shakes can be effective in achieving each goal, as long as users choose the correct products to meet their needs.”
“Your body burns more calories to digest protein than it does other types of food. Increasing your amount of protein will help you use more calories and increase your weight loss. One serving of whey protein powder daily can help you burn more calories. Choose a low-calorie protein supplement for maximum effect.”
TheFittChick “approved” protein powders have at leave 24 grams of protein per serving. And even more importantly, look for whey protein powders with almost zero grams of fat and carbohydrates. My 2 favorites are Jay Robb Whey Chocolate and Metabolic Nutrition Peanut Butter Cookie.