How protein is your secret weight-loss weapon
Just read this article and that reminded me I’ve got loads of quality protein powder left in the kitchen and so will be drinking protein shakes after each workout for the next 30 days to see what happens, any way here’s an excerpt of that article:
Cheese, chicken and eggs: Don’t dismiss that chicken or cheese just yet – it could be the key to helping you slim down.
Eat more to lose weight? Sounds like a dream doesn’t it?
Well it isn’t – as long as it’s chomping shed loads of the right thing. And that thing is protein.
According to Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at NutriCentre.com, protein is a vital ingredient you should eat more of to aid weight loss.
“Protein provides amino acids, each of them having a very specific role. They are needed to keep your metabolism up, to boost your energy levels and to produce the ‘happy hormone’ that can stop you craving comfort foods,” she commented.
Need more proof? Find out how protein really helps the body, which protein-packed foods you should stock up on and more…
Add proteins to lose weight
Protein-rich foods can help you to lose weight on many levels.
“Firstly, they will make you feel fuller after eating. Proteins are digested more slowly than carbs, and stay in the stomach for longer,” says Shona.
“It can also help you to digest carbohydrates when eaten together as a meal. That means that you will not only have your energy released more even during the day but also it will stop you from having sugar cravings.”
Also, protein can help to maintain or improve your muscle mass and growth.
“This simply means having more toned silhouette and also maintaining a healthy metabolism – muscle burns more energy than fat!,” Shona adds.
“Unless you’re lifting heavy weights for several hours a day, you won’t turn into a female Arnold Schwarzenegger –promise!…
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