Protein for weight loss #7 of 15 : The Role of Protein in Managing Hunger Hormones:

Protein for weight loss  #7 of 15 : The Role of Protein in Managing Hunger Hormones:


Today, we're going to expand on a topic we've touched on before: the role of protein in managing hunger hormones, in particular the hunger hormone ghrelin.

As discussed in previous posts, protein is a more filling macronutrient than carbohydrates or fats, which means it keeps you feeling full and satisfied for longer. This can help reduce cravings for unhealthy foods and sugary snacks, making it easier to stick to your healthy diet.

But how exactly does protein do this? One of the key ways this is done, by regulating the hunger hormone “ghrelin” because it signals to your brain that you're hungry and need to eat.

Ghrelin is produced in the stomach when and increases when you’re feeling hungry, then decreases after eating. So when eating a high protein meal, your body releases less ghrelin, which helps to reduce feelings of hunger and helps with overeating.

Additionally, protein also regulates levels of other hormones such as GLP-1, PYY, and CCK which are all involved in appetite control and satiety.

So, if you're looking to lose weight and manage your appetite, it's important to make sure you're getting enough protein in your diet.

Stay tuned! for post 8 in our mini series where we'll be talking about another great benefit of eating more protein.

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