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How Does Protein Help You Lose Weight?

Protein is an essential nutrient to help you lose weight. According Insanity Nutrition Guide, your diet should consist of 40 percent protein. When you have the right amount of protein in your diet, your sugar levels in the blood remain stable, which will help you lose weight.

One study found that when people ate a diet that contained at least 30 percent protein, they ate 400 calories less per day. They have been less hungry, more satisfied and they lost weight. The researchers found that when people eat a high protein diet, the brain receives less hormones that stimulate appetite. In another study, people on diets rich in protein lost more weight and fat than people on high carbohydrate diets. Weight loss and fat due to the increased feeling of fullness that a high protein diet provides.

When the protein is consumed and enters the stomach, the body produces a hormone called PYY. PYY is supposed to reduce a person’s hunger. When a high-protein diet is consumed, the body produces more PYY, reducing hunger and help a person lose weight.

Whenever you go on a diet, your body loses both muscle and fat. Diets high in protein helps preserve muscle mass. The protein contains amino acids. These amino acids help your body build muscle. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns each day. One of the most important amino acids for the loss of weight is leucine. When your diet is rich in protein that is rich in leucine, your metabolism will speed up and you will lose weight. Good sources of leucine include whey protein powder, cottage cheese and red meat. When you hold the muscle mass of your body, your metabolism will stay revved. Protein also requires more calories to digest than an equal amount of fat or carbohydrates. This means that fewer calories are available for your body.

Studies have shown that a high protein diet of less than 150 grams of carbs help you lose weight, improve heart health and stabilize sugar levels in the blood. This protein-rich diet will help lower triglyceride levels in the blood. This helps the brain more readily absorb leptin. This means you will feel fuller on fewer calories. When leptin levels increase in the brain will increase your metabolism and your appetite decreases.

The Insanity Nutrition Guide recommends that you eat five meals a day. All meals have roughly the same number of calories. When you eat a balanced meal every few hours, it will keep your metabolism to burn fat consistently. Each meal and snack you eat should contain protein.

Good sources of high quality, low fat protein include eggs, egg whites, skinless chicken or turkey, fish, lean red meat, nuts and beans. Look protein that is low in saturated fat. There are also many protein powders and bars that can be added to your diet.

A high protein diet is a delicious way to lose weight. You can enjoy eggs for breakfast, chicken for lunch and steak for dinner, knowing that you are helping to fuel the fat burning furnace of your body. This protein-rich diet will help get your metabolism working at top speed and help keep your appetite in check.



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