What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More? – 80 Twenty Nutrition

What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More?

Looking for a protein powder to help you lose weight or burn fat, put on muscle or put on more bulk? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s my list of what type of protein powder is best for weight loss, muscle building and more!

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If you’re looking for ways to choose the healthiest protein powder based on ingredients lists, nutrition facts and more, check out my post on 5 Tips on How to Choose the Best and Healthiest Protein Powder.

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For more Protein Powder 101 and other tips on shopping for a healthy protein powder, check out my national TV segment on CTV’s Your Morning Live!

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Whole Foods vs. Protein Powder

Of course, choosing whole foods that are rich in protein is the ideal way to get some protein into your day. Protein powder is more of a convenience option for those times when you’re on the go, traveling, or otherwise don’t have access to protein-rich foods. If you want to learn more about whole foods that are high in protein that you can add to your protein shake, I have the post for you!

What Type of Protein Powder Is Best?

Here are the most popular types of protein powder on the market and a list of:

  • The protein source
  • How quickly they’re absorbed by the body
  • What they do best (if they’re helpful for muscle building, weight loss, as a meal replacement and more)
  • Any other information you need to know
  • My favorite brands (if you don’t want to search around and do all the leg-work yourself).

Note that if you purchase any of these, I may get a small percentage to help me keep bringing you the latest Nutrition News!

Whey Protein

What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More? Media registered dietitian nutritionist Christy Brissette 80 Twenty Nutrition

Casein Protein

What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More? Media registered dietitian nutritionist Christy Brissette 80 Twenty Nutrition

Egg White Protein


What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More? Media registered dietitian nutritionist Christy Brissette 80 Twenty Nutrition

Plant-Based Protein Powders:

Read more about the benefits of plant-based diets and plant protein here!

Soy Protein

What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More? Media registered dietitian nutritionist Christy Brissette 80 Twenty Nutrition

  • A complete plant-based protein.
  • Soy helps lower cholesterol and offers bone health benefits.
  • If you want to avoid GMOs, choose organic as its not genetically modified.

Pea Protein

What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More? Media registered dietitian nutritionist Christy Brissette 80 Twenty Nutrition

  • Comes from yellow split peas.
  • Good for people with allergies, easy to digest.
  • Not a complete protein: for that reason, often see it paired with rice protein in protein powders so you get all of the essential amino acids you need (the classic beans and rice combo eaten in many parts of the world).
  • One of my favorite plant-based protein powders incorporates pea protein and others and is raw/sprouted. Check out Sunwarrior Raw Organic Plant-Based Protein in vanilla.

Hemp Protein

What Type of Protein Powder is Best for Weight Loss, Muscle Building and More? Media registered dietitian nutritionist Christy Brissette 80 Twenty Nutrition

  • Also not a complete protein.
  • Get the added benefit of omega-3 fatty acids which lower inflammation.

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What’s your favorite type of protein powder? What type of protein powder is best for you and your needs so far? Share in the comments below!

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