The Protein Diet

Weight loss can occur when daily calorie intake is less than an individual’s daily energy
expenditure.
If an individual’s daily intake of food is not met, the body will compensate by drawing
on their own reserves such as fat storage and lean body tissue to maintain its energy
requirements.
Since ‘dieters’ are only concerned with eliminating unwanted fat stores and not lean body
tissue, protein supplementation is necessary.
To maintain lean body tissue while on a calorie restricted diet, on average between 80-
120 grams of protein is recommended daily.
Protein supplements must contain high quality protein with a proportional ratio of
carbohydrates and remain low in overall calories and should contain essential amino
acids.
Essential amino acids such as tryptophan (a precursor of serotonin) has been shown to
work on the satiety centre of the brain; you will feel full and content.
Protein, like carbohydrates, supplies calories which provide energy. The body however
uses more energy to break down protein. Your body will burn more calories converting
protein into energy than it would converting simple carbohydrates.
Results : Effective Weight Loss
THE PROTEIN DIET
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