Ever wondered why protein is such an important part of your diet?
Research has shown that a higher protein, low GI diet can lead to greater fat loss and healthy weight maintenance. The #1 reason protein is essential for weight loss is that it makes you feel fuller for longer and improves your satiety.
Other benefits of protein include:
- It is used to build muscle and muscle burns energy (increased Basal Metabolic Rate).
- Maintaining muscle mass is important in weight loss – we want to lose fat and not our muscle bulk.
It is a low energy density. 1gm protein = 4 calories
Our doctors can educate you about the right things to put into your body so you can maintain a healthy body weight long-term.