Protein intake is sometimes wrongfully considered to be the most satiating macronutrient but that is far from true. In this study among athletes(1), the protein was varied dose-dependently from 20 to 80 grams an hour after breakfast and then the athletes were given an ad-lib test meal 3 hours later.
Scientists discovered that hunger ratings decreased in all groups and there was no difference between energy intake and appetite sensations among the athletes.
In a nutshell, a protein dose above 20 grams wasn't able to induce any extra satiety or decreased food intake. Each Energy Pod has about 10 grams of protein per Pod which is about 15% protein in each Pod. Strong science doesn't support the notion that protein on its own can reduce food intake or solve the obesity epidemic. A food's satiety and its capacity to reduce intake rely more on its structural complexity than its macronutrient composition on its own. Hence, it's safe to say that protein shakes are a waste of money in most cases when it comes to reducing food intake or inducing satiety. Go grab an Energy Pod and let us usher in better foods for humanity.