Fall in love with protein?

I was planning on talking about the 'egg diet' today.


AKA


The lose 14 lbs in a week diet

^^^ as a new member of my Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme talked about in our strategy meeting yesterday


BUT...


Then I came across THIS fresh piece of research (just a few minutes ago) and had to share it with you now

^^^ As I'm a little excited (maybe because I'm a little biased and it confirmed my beliefs...)


So I'll come back to the 'lose 14 pounds in a week diet' soon (probably tomorrow)


Now, this research published in Nutrition Reviews found


That older adults consuming higher than 'normal' amounts of protein (> 25 % of their overall intake) became LEANER


And


Lost MORE FAT


Than those consuming < 25% of their overall intake from protein.


So, eating more protein than the 'norm' may help you lose more fat and get that toned look you want.


And this is something I see with most of the females looking to lose weight who come to see me:


Their protein intake is low.


Not even at the 'normal' level.


And then we wonder why:


* You're always hungry


* You feel like you're craving cakes, sweets and chocolate


* You give in to your 'willpower', binge, and feel guilty


On top of this...


We have to remember that protein makes up our:


* Skin

* Hair

* Nails

* Digestive system

* Immune system <<< feel like you struggle to recover from common colds?


So it's no wonder that protein is ESSENTIAL for us.


We have to get sufficient amounts from the food we eat.


And by getting sufficient protein and having a leaner body...


We may get anti-aging benefits.


Increased strength.


Improved cognitive performance


And here's what's interesting:


As we age, we actually lose our ability to use and absorb nutrients like protein.

^^^ Whether this is just because 'we age' or whether we tend to do less exercise as we age is inconclusive...probably a mixture of both in my opinion.


^^^ Not even my brother-in-law knows and he's doing his PhD in this stuff!​​​


At the same time, our taste preferences can change so we are less likely to eat as much protein.


Perhaps a recipe for a reduction in lean mass?


The good news?


We know that exercise


And


Increasing our intake of protein

^^^ As well as the quality of our protein (think of foods like lean meats, fish, and eggs)


Can compensate for this REDUCED ability to absorb and use protein...


Which may help us feel more full, stop the cravings, and get summer lean!


And there's more:


Omega 3 (found in oily fish) may also improve your ability to use protein.


And potentially...


Vitamin D3 may help too (if you are currently deficient)

^^^ I explain a bit more about Vitamin D here

Speak tomorrow,


Matt

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