Eat well in the right proportions, and use organic whey meal replacer to lose weight.

For the past decade or so, common wisdom has suggested that we eat several small meals a day in order to maintain health, increase metabolism, and make the best use of the nutrients we consume. But new evidence suggests that the vast majority of common body types benefit more from eating two to three meals per day.

“Whoa! Hold the phone,” you’re saying. Let us explain. The idea of “several small meals per day” came from the world of athletes—more specifically, people who need or want to gain weight the all-natural way. These kinds of people need more protein as well, and are well served to consume more carbohydrates also.

But the average Joe and Jane—those of us who aren’t eating food combinations for the precise purpose of weight gain or high endurance sporting activity—get the most out of nutrients from eating two to three healthy, well rounded meals everyday. This is especially true for those of us trying to lose weight. Low fat, high protein meals and meal replacement protein shakes help to lose weight and maximize our body’s use of nutrients.

So unless you are a serious, hardcore athlete, stick to two or three meals each day, and if you’re serious about losing weight, replace one to two of your three meals with Only Protein meal replacement protein powder. Loaded with all the nutrients you need in one meal, our meal replacement powder also contains protease, which helps keep the appetite in check until the next meal time.

Now here’s the caveat: if you’re used to eating four or more times a day, you won’t lose much weight by switching to two to three meals overnight. Ween yourself off of the “many meals” way of life by filling the spaces between meals with healthy snacks, including bananas, carrots, almonds, raisins, peanuts, and low calorie trail mixes.

Organic whey protein is an exceptional food to get yourself on the right track. By consuming organic whey protein everyday (that contains no soy and no artificial sweeteners) us average folks can stay fit, lose weight, and have better heart health.

soy free protein powder safer for women

Soy: Is it really the best option as a protein source? Not for women.

Hey Ladies! Did you know that beyond all the marketing and hype surrounding soy products that it is actually not good for you? A lot of soy milk and other soy product proponents seemed to be on the right track in the 1990s as they helped to get consumers away from the often unsafe cow’s milk available then—but times have changed, and organic milk and milk products aren’t on the chopping block anymore.

But here’s the thing: we now have healthy alternatives within the world of dairy, not the least of which is the dairy used to make the all whey protein used in all of the Only Protein products. Other examples include completely antibiotic-free milk and dairy products free of rbST (Recombinant bovine somatotropin)—a synthetic protein that forces cows to produce more milk. Only Protein never uses dairy that contains these chemicals, by the way.

But there’s so much more to the story. Soy is actually dangerous to women who are genetically predisposed to breast cancer, most specifically, estrogen receptor-type breast cancer. But why? Because soymilk contains estrogen-like phytoestrogens, called isoflavones, which can upset the natural hormonal balance in women… and in men as well!

Unfortunately in most instances, soy and soy-based products are not GMO-free, and often contain a multitude of chemicals, including monosodium glutamate (MSG). Soy is also infamous among those in the know for being difficult to digest, causing bloating, gas, fatigue, and can even worsen the symptoms of PMS in women.

Because of the risks associated with soy and soymilk, Only Protein will never use soy in our meal replacement and protein powder products. If you are a huge fan of soy and just can’t bring yourself to ingest any kind of dairy, including organic whey, we’d strongly encourage you to take a look at almond milk or hemp milk rather than going the generally simpler consumer route of just accepting soymilk as your only nondairy option.

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