Protein for weight loss #10 of 15 : Protein, The Solution to Dieting's Biggest Challenge
One of the biggest challenges people face when trying to lose weight is sticking to their diet. It's easy to start off strong, but over time, cravings and temptations make it harder to resist the foods we love. This is where protein comes in.
The Filling Power of Protein
As we've discussed in previous posts, protein is incredibly filling and helps reduce feelings of hunger and cravings. This makes it much easier to stick to a diet and avoid temptations that can derail your weight loss efforts.
Reducing Calories with Protein
One of the benefits of protein is that it helps you feel satisfied and full after meals. This increased satiety reduces temptations to snack or eat larger portions of food, which ultimately results in consuming fewer calories overall. To lose weight, you need to be in a calorie deficit, meaning you're consuming fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its weight. This creates a negative energy balance, leading to weight loss.
Staying in a Calorie Deficit with Protein
Staying in a calorie deficit is challenging, but consuming more protein can make it easier. By eating high protein meals, you're able to stick to a lower-calorie diet without feeling like you're constantly fighting off hunger or feeling deprived of your favourite foods. As a result, consuming more protein helps you stay in a calorie deficit essential for weight loss.
Using the satiating effects of protein is incredibly helpful when trying to lose weight, as it helps reduce the temptation to eat more than you need, keeping you in a calorie deficit. By consuming enough protein, you’ll find that weight loss becomes more manageable, and you're better able to achieve your weight loss goals.
Stay tuned! for post 11 in our mini series where we'll be talking about another great benefit of eating more protein.
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