The Importance of Protein for Weight Loss

Did you ever stop and think how many of your meals include protein? Meals without protein often set up a craving for sugar.

When you need a snack, do you go for the carbs? Do you choose candy, baked goods, chips, or other carbs that might be available at work? Or maybe your snack is healthier, such as fruit?

Actually, research is showing that protein packs a punch for weight loss. Nutritionists say that it’s important to have protein at every meal to lose weight. It also makes a filling snack. A serving might include a couple of ounces of chicken, fish, cheese, or meat, or 2 tablespoons of nuts, or some hummus. According to research, protein can up post meal calorie burn by as much as 35%.

Protein plays in key role in many body functions, including cell-building and immunity-boosting. High-protein foods take longer to chew and stay in the stomach longer. Because of that, you take more time eating them and the body has time to register that you are full. Protein also slows down the release of carbs and fat into your bloodstream.

Many clients I have worked with have said that when they lost weight, they did it by eating mostly protein and veggies (non-starchy veggies are especially good). It seems to be essential for losing weight and keeping it off (as well as for staying healthy).

If you’re up for an experiment, trying upping your protein and reducing your carb intake, especially refined carbs and gluten. Please let me know the results so I can pass them on.

 

Consider calling me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free weight loss consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

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