Protein for Weight Loss #9 of 15: The Link between Protein and Reduced Body Fat
Welcome to part 9 of 15 on our mini series on how eating more protein can help you lose weight! Today, we're going to talk about the link between protein and reduced fat storage.
As a a personal trainer, I’m often asked about the best ways to reduce fat in the body. While there are many factors contributing to being overweight.
Most people focus on cutting calories and increasing exercise. But the types of foods you eat play a big role in determining where your body stores fat.
The Role of Protein in Our Bodies:
Protein is one of the three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fats, needed for our bodies to function properly. Protein is used to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and perform many vital functions.
The Link between Protein and Reduced Fat:
Studies have shown people who eat higher protein diets had less abdominal fat compared to those who don’t. This is because protein is more thermogenic than the other macronutrients, your body burns more calories digesting it than it would if you ate carbohydrates or fats.
The Thermogenic Effect of Protein:
Additionally, a diet high in protein helps boost metabolism and reduce muscle loss, both of which aids in weight loss.
The Timing of eating Protein:
But it's not just about the amount of protein you eat, it's also about the timing of when you eat. Like eating a high-protein breakfast to reduce cravings throughout the day and promote feelings of fullness. This helps reduce overall calorie intake and prevent overeating that leads to weight loss .
There is a strong link between protein and reduced body fat. Eating more protein helps reduce fat storage, by being more thermogenic, by boosting metabolism, by reducing muscle loss and by reducing cravings. All which lead to reducing calorie intake preventing overeating and helps with weight loss.
Stay tuned! for post 10 in our mini series where we'll be talking about another great benefit of eating more protein.
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