Whey Protein Powder for Weight Gain as well as Weight Loss

Whey Protein: One Solution for Weight Gain and Weight Loss

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“I am 10 kg underweight. How do I gain weight?”

“I want to have a muscular body, what should I do?”

“My goal is to lose 20 kg weight in 6 months. Is there anyway?”

These are a few health queries that I almost every day.

You’ll be surprised to know that I suggest one solution to all of these queries.

You must be thinking that how can all these three problems have one single solution, am I right?

I am sure you are curious enough to know, what that thing is, I am talking about best protein powder for weight gain .

In this article I’ll try to put light on use of whey protein weight gain and weight loss and also in gaining muscles in a healthy manner. With a healthy lifestyle and a proper whey protein intake you can easily acquire the desired weight.


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Things to Know about Whey Protein Supplements

  • Whey protein weight gain is a nutritional supplement which is made out of whey. It is a by-product of cheese production.
  • When the milk is curdled and strained, whey is made from the left over water.
  • This water is very rich in protein content and so is whey.
  • Being the best protein powder, it is advised that one should consume the best whey protein powder for body building.

Let us now look at its Importance

Importance of Whey Protein Powder

1. It helps to meet the daily protein requirement.

2. It is used by athletes and body builders to increase their performance level.

3.When used with correct form of exercise and diet, whey protein can help you lose weight.

4. Whey protein can also help you gain lean muscle mass and help you gain weight.

Let me share a funny anecdote which is considered funny in our nutritionist circles:

One of my friends asked me a tip to gain weight. I advised him whey protein, he refuted saying that it can only be useful for weight loss.

I told him it can be useful in both the conditions. He laughed and said “Seems that this product has a brain of its own and can understand what the guy using it wants.

But jokes apart, what my friend said is nonetheless true.

Now I will tell you how whey protein helps in both the things

How Whey Protein Helps In Weight Gain and Weight Loss?

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Cholecystokinin -It is a peptide hormone in whey protein that is mainly responsible for managing your appetite and satiety level. When you are overweight, the functioning of cholecystokinin is greatly hampered and hence you feel hungry most of the time. Whey protein will help you to reach satiety soon. When you are underweight, you lose your appetite and do not feel hungry. As per its role cholecystokinin will maintain your appetite and bring it to normal. Once your appetite will come to normal you will start gaining weight.
High Protein Content – As mentioned earlier, whey protein is the rich source of protein content out of the most natural food sources as well When you are on a weight loss diet, protein plays the most important role.1gm/kg ideal body weight is a requirement of protein for a person on weight loss diet. The simple logic behind it are:1) It lowers the carbohydrate content in your diet that can be replaced by protein.2) If sufficient amount of protein is not provided to the body, you will lose weight from your muscles. The weight loss which happens from muscles can easily come back. When you are on a weight gain diet, it is obvious that you want to gain a healthy weight but not the unhealthy fat weight. Hence for a person on a weight gain diet requires 1.2 gm. /kg of present body weight. To meet this requirement whey protein is the best supplement.Therefore, whey protein helps you to gain muscle weight and prevents fat gain.
Serotonin– It is a hormone that is basically responsible for many psychological, as well as physiological functions. It is also known as a feel good factor. Alpha-lactalbumin that is derived by whey protein helps to increase tryptophan content that in turns increases serotonin level. Serotonin if high in the body can lead to increase in appetite; if low then reduces the appetite.The basic role of serotonin is to make a proper control over food intake. When you are on a weight loss regime there are high chances of mood swings and overeating. However on the similar nodes you also end up in crash dieting by controlling your appetite. Hence whey protein will provide you from doing the same and will lead you to healthy weight loss. If you want to gain weight, the serotonin levels should be high in your body. Hence, whey protein derived alpha-lactalbumin can help you in the same.


I hope the above differentiation makes it easy for you to understand why whey protein supplement is the best protein powder for weight gain as well as weight loss.

I personally feel that whey protein is the one stop solution to meet your entire protein requirement which is very difficult to meet through regular diet.

For those who want are afraid about the taste, you can prepare some delicious recipes using whey protein powder.

So, do you have any other confusion about whey protein powder for weight gain? Please let me know in the comments below. I am always here to help you!

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18 thoughts on “Whey Protein: One Solution for Weight Gain and Weight Loss

  1. jeh grewal says:

    i workout for 1 n half hours daily in gym! n aftr that i take whey protein! i want to transform my body and gain some weight as fast as it possible! should i take whey protein twice in a day??? so plz give me some more instruction how can i reach my goal!

  2. Shubham Patil says:

    I am 6 feet tall and 57 kgs weight. I workout in gym with the following schedule
    1day Upper
    2nd day Cardio
    3rd day lower
    4th day cardio
    5th day upper and it goes like this.
    I workout from 9pm to 10pm and consume whey after it. I have my dinner after half an hour.
    Please tell me where I am going wrong or when should I take whey protein.

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      Hi shubham things are completely fine whatever you are doing but I feel the intake of whey protein powder should be increased.
      You need to take 1 scoop before workout with water then one scoop after workout with water and 1 scoop with 1 cup milk with breakfast.This will help you in giving better and effective results

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      Welcome Hopz
      Diabetic patient can easily take this whey protein powder to loose weight as it does not have natural sugars added.
      But if a diabetic person is having a high creatine level or suffering from diabetic nephropathy then it is not advisable.

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      Hi Darshan,

      Whey protein is a healthy alternative of protein requirement in your body.
      It can be consumed lifelong without any kind of side effects if taken in prescribed amounts
      But ,yes the if you just want to take it to fulfill you current need then it depends upon how many kg you want to gain.
      Person to person the result vary depending upon the metabolism rate and hence it is very difficult to say that in a month how many kg weight gain will happen.
      But I can rest assure you that you will get into desired shape if you take it regularly along with proper diet and exercise regme

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    looking at many of the articles I realized it’s new to me.
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    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      I am glad that you found the blog interesting.I will surely maintain the quality and will share all my knowledge and experience here.
      You are free to recommend any topics of your choice as well.

  4. Mandeep says:

    Thanks Mukta! its a good article. and thanks for clearing doubts on Whey Protein on Weight gain & Weight Loss

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      You most welcome mandeep,I hope now your confidence will increase much more in the whey protein supplement.
      Do share your experience of using whey protein powder with me.

  5. Dr. Hassan says:

    Very informative and scientifically accurate. Been using inlife whey for a month now. Good to get lean and also get in shape at a price which is fair. Highly recommended.

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      Dr hasan,

      Thanks a lot for appreciating the article. I am sure that you will be getting very good result from the whey protein powder.
      I am glad that you feel the price is fair, and you feel the need to recommend the same.
      It is very nice to get comments from doctors.
      I always feel when doctors and nutritionist join hands together the world be empty from diseases.

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