You should be taking whey protein; it helps you lose weight, gain weight, and get toned.
One easy recipe is to mix 20 to 25 grams of whey protein with 10 grams of a sports drink powder, then you just add 8 to 12 fluid ounces of water, shake it up and drink it down.
If you’re doing an aerobic exercise of 60 minutes or more, if you’re doing resistance training, or if you’re doing an aerobic workout containing a level of resistance for 30 minutes or more (ex. swimming, exercise bike, rowing machine) you should take whey protein immediately following completion.
Whey protein isn’t about bulking up. It’s actually about losing weight, appetite control and achieving a lean, toned look. That’s why you can buy it most everywhere, including Walmart, Target, etc., rather than only at a specialty store.
Whey protein is absorbed extremely fast by the body, hence the reason you need it ASAP after a workout. When you perform this sort of nutrient timing properly, your body burns more fat and is much more able to recover and repair itself. For that same reason, many people like to have a whey protein shake for their breakfast every morning.