PROTEIN AND WEIGHT LOSS

HOW PROTEIN CAN SUPERCHARGE YOU'RE WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY.

IT KEEPS YOU FULL…

Consuming more protein in your daily food intake helps you feel more full and for longer. Eating a high-protein meal increases the amount of time required to sufficiently break down the meal in the stomach. Food remains in the stomach longer, making you feel full longer. This means that you are less likely to overeat and you will eat less calories overall.

CURBS CARBS HIGHS AND LOWS 

We’ve all been there, when our energy levels drop and we need a pick me up, and we need it now! So what do we do, we grab something quick and easy. That tends to be a quick fix, chocolate, biscuits, bread and fruit. These foods spike blood sugar causing highs and lows throughout the day.

Pairing protein with carbohydrate-rich foods slows down the absorption of sugar from your stomach into your bloodstream, which may help keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing and ward off future cravings

IMPROVES RECOVERY AND PROMOTES MUSCLE GROWTH

When we do any form of exercise we create micro fibre tears in the muscle cell, which is great! In order to speed up recovery we need to consume protein which contains amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for lean tissue. If we can recover quicker we can train more frequent and also increase volume. The more lean muscle we have the faster our resting metabolism is. 

So you can see by adding more protein daily helps us recover faster, build lean tissue and boost our resting metabolism, all great in the roll of fat loss

HIGH PROTEIN FOODS TO ADD DAILY

Some high protein foods include:

  • Lean meats such as chicken, turkey, beef (avoid processed meat such as deli meats and high fatty cuts)
  • Fish (salmon, trout, tuna, etc)
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Nuts
  • Protein powder
  • protein bars

So if you want to increase your chances of losing weight increase that protein intake

 

By Adam King

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