As with building muscle, simply getting enough protein is more important than which protein you choose. However, if your dietary preferences allow it, whey protein is tough to beat.

This fast-digesting form of protein has been shown to positively impact the hunger hormones in your gut, the appetite control center in your brain, and to have a helpful impact on blood glucose levels, which has a positive impact on appetite and, in turn, on weight loss. Check out our guide to the best protein powders for weight loss for more suggestions.