Social media, and TikTok in particular, are all abuzz about “proffee”. What is this magical drink that everyone is suddenly touting? And more importantly, should you try it? Would it help you achieve your weight loss plan goals?
First…What is proffee? “Proffee” is simply a mashup of two words: Protein and coffee. And yes, it’s pretty much what it sounds like: You order up your usual coffee or espresso, and then mix it with protein powder or a bottled protein drink.
Why are people drinking it? Most people already enjoy coffee for the hit of caffeine it provides, especially first thing in the morning. It gives you a shot of energy and helps you get your day started (or helps you get through an afternoon slump). When you add protein, you can turn your favorite morning beverage into something a bit more nutritious and filling.
But why protein? People are adding protein to their coffee for a variety of reasons. First, if you’re following a weight loss plan that encourages a certain intake of protein, mixing up some proffee helps you meet your daily quota.
Second, you can turn your typical morning beverage into breakfast on the go by adding protein.
Third, protein is filling. So whether you drink your proffee first thing in the morning or later in the day, it can help you survive and energy slump and stay full until your next scheduled meal time.
And fourth, protein helps you to build more lean muscle tissue. Building muscle can boost your resting metabolism which will also aid your weight loss plan.
Should you try it? That’s entirely up to you. Just remember that like all foods containing nutrients, protein drinks or shakes do contain calories. So not only should you count your grams of protein for the day; remember to record the calories you’re drinking as well.
And on that note, give us a call to schedule an appointment. We can discuss your weight loss plan, and then help you decide how much protein and how many calories you should consume each day.