Protein Supplements for Women’s Weight Loss

While many women’s supplement arsenal consists of only a multi-vitamin, protein supplements have been becoming increasingly popular amongst young and old women alike. If weight loss is a concern, there are a variety of protein supplements that focus specifically on losing weight. A better portion of these protein supplements contain very little fat or additives.

Consider the following on why you should use protein supplements for weight loss:


Protein supplements are extremely easy to prepare and digest. Many times they can take place of a snack or even a meal – simply throw in your protein powder along with water (or milk) into a shaker up, do a few shakes, and your protein is ready! Best of all, protein powder comes in a variety of flavors depending on the brand you take such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.


A 5lb tub of whey protein costs about $40. While that may seem expensive, keep in mind that there are about 60 servings in a 5lb tub of whey protein. That works outs to less than $1 per serving, which is extremely affordable.


Protein boosts your metabolism, which is the rate in which your body burns and uses food as energy. The faster your metabolism works, the less food your body will be able to store as fat.

Protein also promotes learn muscle growth. This doesn’t mean you’ll start building huge muscles like a bodybuilder, what it means though is that your muscles will begin to take shape and you’ll see an outline of where they are – no more flabby arms!

When you are in the gym working on your trimming down your figure, you should keep in mind that whey protein contains a high amount of glutamine and BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) – the building blocks of muscles. Taking whey protein increases your muscle mass, lowers the time it takes to recovery from exercise, and boosts your stamina!

So, what are the most effective protein supplements? Consider one of these:

Muscle Milk Light – Muscle Milk light is designed especially for women. It’s low calorie and tastes like a milkshake. A trademark blend known found inside Muscle Milk Light called LeanLipids encourages fat loss by burning more MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) as muscle energy instead of fat. It also helps by having less of your long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids being stored as fat. The enzymes found in muscle milk light enable these lipids to be even more functional.

Ultra Whey Pro – Each scoop of of Ultra Whey Protein whey has 22 grams of protein. The whey blend is comprised of whey protein isolates, whey concentrate, whey hydrolysates, and glutamine peptides. Flavors consist of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.

Pro Complex – Pro Complex protein has a wide variety of essential vitamins and minerals, while fueling you with it’s multi-protein blend with more BCAA’s and Glutamine. Every serving of Pro complex has 60 grams of the highest quality protein available. Flavors include chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and rocky road.

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard – One of the most popular protein powders on the market today, 100% Whey Gold Standard has ON’s proprietary blend consisting of microfiltered whey protein isolates, ultrafiltered whey proteinc oncentreate, ion-exchange whey protein isolates, and HydroWhey hydrolyzed whey peptides.

It has nearly 24 grams of protein in just over a one ounce serving – that means that protein represents 79% of it’s weight. Available flavors include rocky road, vanilla ice cream, strawberry , chocolate, tropical punch, and french vanilla cream.

Elite Whey Protein – This whey protein has a great mixture of whey protein concentrates, whey peptides, and ion-exchange whey protein isolates. Elite Whey also includes a proprietary digestive enzyme blend, as well as Zytric, that helps amplify absorption. Favors consist of chocolate fudge, chocolate, pina colada, vanilla, berry blast, and butter cream toffee.

So next time you’re thinking about trying a weight loss pill, consider trying protein supplements instead!

About Katie

Katie has transformed her body from a flabby 186lbs, to a fit & toned 124 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Katie joined the Lean Curves team in 2007 and has posted hundreds of articles on fitness, fat loss and healthy eating.


  1. Rachel says:

    I got the Elite Whey Protein the other day in Rich Chocolate, and the first gulp was a little odd. I mix it with skim milk and I guess it’s an acquired taste because today I like it well enough. This is the only protein powder I’ve ever tried, so I’m not sure how it compares with anything else.

  2. ddebellis says:

    Try syntha-6 great taste and so far great results managing hunger and supporting my workouts!

  3. Minerva says:

    any recommendation for a protein supplement suitable for a type 1 diabetic ??

  4. Lori says:

    try Unjury it is medical quality protien. You can get it unflavored and mix it in juice or clear liquids.

  5. Cpeters says:

    i agree syntha 6 is amazing it tastes great and it dosnt make u bloated or gassy like some other protien powders might :)

  6. Angela says:

    I supplemented breakfast and supper with a protein shake but had a normal lunch and 2 healthy snaks. The only exercise I did was walking a couple of times a week. It took me a month to drop 5% bodyfat as well as 2kgs in weight and increased my muscle mass by 2kgs. I also had an increase in hydration and physique rating as well as a major decrease in metabolc age. My appetite is more controlled and I am satisfied after smaller portions. All round, thumbs up to protein supplementation!

  7. Jesse j says:

    I have been lifting weights for about 3 years now and about a year ago I hit a wall. I was not able to really increase in any of my exercises for several months, so I decided to try a new type of pre workout stack to see if it made any difference.

    I picked the Dr Max Powers Anabolic Stack – Long story short – the 6 months or so since I have been taking it before my workouts my bench has gone up 60 pounds, dumbbell press up 30, curls up 20, and so on.

    I would highly recommend this if you are looking to make gains or at the very least keep what muscle you have already worked to build. But make sure you drink ALOT of water with it because it helps…

  8. Shelley says:

    I do not want to lose weight, just help my muscles become more toned. What would be the best product for me?

  9. sexy_me says:

    Try to use a gadget with vibration. its intensity will help you toned up.I have heard great things about a product called uKimono of OSIM. Iam going to try it myself but most people seem to have good results. Hope this helps.

  10. britbrit says:

    Im looking for a protein powder that helps lose weight and povides energy for working. Any ideas?

  11. melanie says:

    I was wondering what the best protein powder would be to lose weight and help tone muscles.

  12. melanie says:

    I was wondering what the best protein powder would be to lose weight and help tone muscles.

  13. Tania says:

    can you recommend a protein supp. that would help me lose weight, tone and provide energy, help with cravings and suppress appetites? preferably have a low carb content also?

  14. Tyger says:

    I love this website…It is so interesting and packed with important data. Which would be the best protein product that would support my weight loss, provide energy, help with toning, cravings and suppress my appetite?

  15. Joseph R says:

    I bought the dr max powers anabolic stack from the Vitamin Shopppe and paid 90 dollars for it!! only to realize i could buy it online for half that price!! WTF

    First off at that price its amazing, second this really works. After ther first two days of using it i was able to do more reps and gained a lot of energy. Also the soarness in my muscles were decreased even though i was lifting more and doing more reps.

  16. Kelly says:

    how often should you drink protein supplements per day?

  17. Jehnavi says:

    Whey protein shakes might be a better bet for women. The whey protein is made up of soy protein, and this would mean weight loss for women, coupled with the fight against cellulite. This is what makes it so interesting.

  18. Marina says:

    Can any please tell me what protein is best for women weight loss and to help me tone up. Thanks

  19. nicki says:

    I am drinking soya isolate protien shake chocolate from hollond and barret it taste lovely, My question is ,is this a good one for losing weight ? and or which one is

  20. geeta verma says:

    i am a women..having moderate blood pressure..50 yrs…old..not got menopause..body is athletic…non out in gym.. weight is 65kg height..155cm..want to reduce 10 kg weight.. please suggest me ..a suitable protein supplement.

  21. simi says:

    hi im too much fatu my weight is 98kg age is24ys and im girl so plz tell me can i try to drink protein and what kind of protein supplement suitable for my self.thanxs..

  22. Nicole says:

    Im new in this page .. but Im interested on taking protein powder to loss weight!! I need your help please…. what protein powder will be good to take?? … I need to loss lots of weight

  23. alena says:

    i’m taking antidepressant (Cipralex & wellbutrin). after taking antidepressant i’m gaining weight everyday. than i start gym but i have no energy to do anything and my body gets cold after gym. can someone please help me to find the protein powder which can help me to lose weight and povides energy for workout.

  24. GEETA SHAH says:

    i am aged 49 years, weight 70 kg,want to reduce 10-15 kgs
    i came across herbalife products but this are very expensive
    please suggest me proteins & nutrition shakes

  25. Morgan says:

    I want to lose weight and tone my muscles. i have been doing regular exercise but nothing seems to be working, along with reguar workout sessions. please help!!!!!!

  26. Marie says:

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  27. tonya says:

    recommend a protein powder to help loss weight, low in sugar, sodium

  28. Susie says:

    I would like to know which whey protein would be good for weight loss and toning.

  29. elvira says:

    im taking elite low carb protein i just want to tone out muscle not get bulk am I taking the right one

  30. salma says:

    i would like to know which is best protein tablet or powder is good for weight loss for women.

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