If you are trying to lose weight and get in shape by solely lifting weights, you really really need to make sure you have your diet in check. There is a saying that goes “you can't out-train a bad diet”. What it simply means is that no matter how hard you work, if you still eat like junk and eat too many calories you simply won't see the results you want. This is actually much more of an issue than people give it credit for. There are many times where people stop working out because they are not seeing the results despite their hard work. However, hard work in the gym needs to coincide with hard work outside of the gym as well, in relation to their diet. If someone is simply trying to train to lose weight without actually thinking about the food they are eating, then results might be suboptimal. It is your calorie intake that determines your weight loss, you can gain or lose weight by just manipulating your diet and never touching a weight. Weight lifting helps you build the muscle you want, while your diet supports this process by providing the body the right amounts of macro and micro nutrients in conjunction with the right number of calories that allow your hard to be seen at a weight you so desire.A good diet, whether geared for lean muscle gain or weight loss, requires that you consume a sufficient amount of protein, especially if you are training regularly lifting weights. Check out Upper Echelon Nutrition Whey Protein Isolate for your protein supplementation needs. Each serving provides 22 grams of some of the highest-quality whey protein out there. The ingredients are all-natural - we only use cocoa powder, Himalayan rock salt, and Stevia for flavoring - resulting in a protein that quite simply tastes amazing. On top of that, each batch of our whey isolate undergoes a strict quality control process that includes independent third party testing to ensure that our protein is exactly what we say it is, free of any harmful substances or contaminants.