Can a product that helps you lose weight also help you get stronger at the same time?
The whole idea may seem far-fetched, yet many people are doing just that every day.
Consider that an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and spend $33 billion annually on weight loss products. And, 1 in 5 care enough about their fitness to join a health club or gym.
Without a doubt, people want weight-loss and fitness support.
According to Jamie Luu, RDN, LDN, if you set up your training properly you should be able to gain strength and, as long as you’re taking in adequate protein, not lose muscle strength at all.
And there’s the rub.
Muscle recovery can be a challenge. Whether you’re dieting or working out – or both - it’s critical to meet your protein needs.
While it’s possible to get all the protein you need from protein-rich foods, it can be a struggle for some people.
Protein supplements are a practical solution and in particular, the Almased Weight Loss Phenomenon™
Power up with aminos
The formula for the Almased diet shake is created from different protein sources (non-GMO soy and cultured yogurt) to fit the amino acid profile needed for optimal metabolism.
The bioavailability of amino acids and bioactive peptides is further increased by Almased’s unique fermentation process using active enzymes from natural raw honey.
Being low-glycemic and high-protein (LGHP), Almased gives you the highest quality nutrition needed for muscle recovery and retention while the body is busy eliminating fat.
This also means you can enjoy a quicker recovery from soreness after a workout – and can exercise again much sooner.
In fact, a 2011 study showed that in 35 middle-aged men who either did resistance training or resistance training supplemented by Almased for 12 weeks, those who were in the Almased-supplemented group showed significantly better reductions in weight, fat and waistlines and significantly better improvements in muscle strength and body coordination.
The supplemented group also showed better handling of sugar and increased levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
Lose weight, keep the muscle
Losing weight is great, but holding on to muscle is crucial. Almased is a champ here, too.
Many popular diets actually have people losing up to 30% of their muscle mass as part of those diets’ “weight loss” effects.
In a 2014 study, 83 people completed a 6-month study which compared muscle-mass and fat-loss effects of a regular diet compared to a high-protein diet that included replacing 1 or two meals with Almased.
The 28 participants who were assigned to the Almased-supplemented group lost more weight, reduced their waistlines better, and lost more fat than did people who were on a standard diet.
In addition, the metabolic handling of sugar was significantly better in the supplemented group.
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Very Well Fit advises: “Exercise matters, but fat loss happens primarily in the kitchen.”
It’s important to devise an eating plan that allows you the food you love, but also the nutrition you need to lose fat when working out.
This Protein-Packed Shake recipe
gives you a full 39 grams of protein!
- 8 Tbsp Almased
- 10-12 oz Unsweetened nut milk or skim milk
- 1 Tbsp Peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp Flaxseeds, ground
- 1 tsp Oil Olive, flaxseed or walnut oil (Optional)
- ½ tsp each Banana extract and vanilla extract
One portion contains
- 343 Calories ● 6 g Fat
- 39 g Protein ● 2 g Fiber
- 18 g Carbohydrates
Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
Why use shakes as a meal replacement?
Of all the diet techniques out there, one of the most effective is the meal replacement method. By switching out a few meals with low-calorie shakes and smoothies, weight loss can be achieved quicker than through routine dieting alone.
And, as with all things in life, quality matters. So, go for the best and check out all of the delicious Almased shake and smoothie recipes here.
What makes Almased the #1 best choice?
Almased comes to us from Germany, where it was developed over 30 years ago and has since become a household word as their #1 top-selling weight loss product.
The unique and natural qualities of Almased are unlike any other. Here’s why:
- Scientific studies in leading publications demonstrate Almased’s powerful ability to activate metabolism. The effects are fast, safe weight loss and the reduction of unhealthy body fat.
- Almased significantly increases the fat-burning hormone adiponectin and supports appetite-regulating hormones, ghrelin, and leptin – which curbs cravings and resets hunger signals.
- With a low-glycemic index of 27 and an extremely low glycemic load of 4, Almased is diabetic friendly - also gluten-free, stimulant-free, and has zero artificial fillers, flavors, colors or preservatives.
- Almased contains all essential amino acids, including the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAA's) leucine, isoleucine and valine.
Unlike other amino acids, BCAA’s are mostly broken down in the muscle and are thought to play a role in energy production during exercise. They’re also involved in regulating blood sugar levels by stimulating cells to take in sugar from the bloodstream.
- Almased’s non-GMO soy protein is super healthy – it’s an excellent source of omega-3s, has clear heart benefits, and offers a bevy of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds. It also keeps vegetarians happy!
Diet: How to Increase Stamina
The power of endurance can give you an I-can-do-anything attitude and make everyday tasks much easier to perform. Who wouldn’t want this?
It’s natural to achieve a healthy weight and build up stamina by regular exercise, good food, and the right nutritional supplement, like Almased.
But, if you’ve been inactive for a while, walk - don’t run. If overweight, it’s best to lose the fat first and then work your activity level up over time.
Some try to cut down on carbohydrates to lose fat. But the truth is, “Carbs Aren’t Always the Enemy” - they provide energy and are essential for lasting strength. It’s a matter of getting the right carbs in proper balance.
Do away with the refined and highly processed carbs and added sugars. Portion reasonably, stick with whole foods, and you’ll do fine on Almased’s LGHP 4-Phase Figure Plan.
Check out the Almased food list, and you'll see plenty of the healthy foods you love – which is the benchmark of long term weight loss success.
Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, the Almased plan is designed to fit your specific weight-loss and fitness goals. Find all the details and ways to use Almased in the Figure Plan Plus ideal diet guide.
From rapid fat loss to preserving your ideal weight without weight regain, it’s easy to drink Almased shakes in place of 1, 2 or 3 meals daily. Or drink Almased as an occasional healthy snack as needed – or just for fun.
Using diet to increase your strength is the ultimate balance between losing weight and gaining the power of endurance.
Since we now know that less pounds can really mean more “Popeye power,” go ahead and reach for an Almased shake!