Posted on 22 Apr 2024

The Importance of Protein

Protein Alongside Weight Loss

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Protein is a vital part of your diet, especially when focusing on weight loss. Protein boosts your muscles, tissue, energy levels, reduces cravings, improves bone health and structures a well-balanced diet.

When you don’t consume enough protein throughout your diet, it can have a negative impact on your health and weight loss. So, considering protein throughout planning each of your meals will make a lasting difference in the sustainability of your weight loss.

How much protein should you eat a day?

The amount of protein you should eat a day varies on factors such as gender, height and weight. Typically, you should eat around 0.8g of protein per kilogram that you weigh.

How does protein benefit weight loss?

Protein can benefit weight loss in many ways. Protein helps to reduce hunger hormones, allowing you to control cravings and keep to a balanced diet. Not including the recommended amount of protein into your diet can lead to a range of health issues, a lot of them impacting weight loss. To maintain a healthy lifestyle including the right amount of protein within each of your meals is key.

Protein is easy to add into all your meals. The best types of protein for weight loss include lean meats, poultry, seafood, eggs, nuts and seeds. Adapting each of your meals by adding in healthy options of protein will reflect a significant difference in your day to day weight loss journey. Increasing energy levels and metabolism will mirror onto your overall weight loss results, having a positive impact on your progression.

Can I eat too much protein?

Eating beyond the recommended amount of protein can have a negative impact on your health which will begin to effect your weight loss. As any food group, eating a excess amount will result in weight gain. Storing extra calories as fat through protein can also lead to health issues such as a higher risk of heart disease. It can also create further problems such a dehydration, risk of kidney disease and a irregular metabolism.

So, although protein brings a lot of benefits to weight loss it’s also important to moderate your consumption to the recommended amount. Proportioning each food group and moderating your amount of intake per meal will boost your weight loss, and allow you to freely follow a balanced and healthy diet.

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