Protein and Weight Loss
by Simply Natural Nutrition
Attaining high quality natural protein can assist in weight loss and the development of lean muscle.
Protein can be extremely beneficial for multiple reasons and when consumed as part of a well balanced diet can not only enhance your bodily functions but support and promote a faster metabolism and assist with muscle recovery.
Some benefits of taking protein are:
- Controls Appetite. It is no secret that proteins take longer to break down and digest, keeping you feeling fuller longer. If you are finding yourself constantly starving throughout the day, maybe you should try upping your protein intake to see if that helps keep hunger at bay.
- Burns More Calories. Protein has the highest thermic effect of food (TEF), which is the amount of calories it takes your body to process and utilize a nutrient. Out of every 100 calories you get from protein, 25-30 are burned in the digestion process. Since your body expends more energy to process proteins than it does to digest carbohydrates and fats, people who consume more protein throughout the day might see faster fat-loss results than people on a lower-protein diet plan.
- Aids Muscle Recovery. Heavy resistance exercise increases the rates of both protein synthesis and breakdown in muscle for at least 24 hours after a workout. Unless a protein-containing meal is consumed during recovery, breakdown will exceed synthesis, resulting in the loss of muscle mass.
- Boosts Immunity. Research studies have show that deficiency of high-quality protein can result in depletion of immune cells, inability of the body to make antibodies, and other immune-related problems. Protein is composed of the 20 amino acids your body needs for growth and repair, and some of these amino acids appear to be particularly important for immune functioning.
So, how much protein do women need?
Our protein based products can be consumed at basically any time, with breakfast, after or before the gym, as a quick snack or as a guilt free sugar fix!
Simply Natural Protein Mousse has a extensive amino acid, vitamin and nutrient profile and is rich in leucine which can assist in activating that sluggish metabolism and therefore resulting in weight loss.
One of the key researchers in this area, Donald Layman, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois, has published many papers on the subject. He has found that the high protein, leucine rich diet, in combination with lower carbohydrates (150 grams or 600 calories per day) is effective to support weight loss, blood sugar metabolism, and a variety of factors that have an impact on cardiovascular health.
Protein is not foreign to human beings and is available in most foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, meat, chicken and a variety of vegetables. The idea behind protein powder is that you are getting it in a convenient way that is easy and quick to consume, not to mention delicious!
If you wanted to consume protein the old school way, you would have to eat a big meal every single time you wanted protein (which will get you bulky as most meals with protein also have carbs and fats associated with it). With our products, you attain a high protein hit, with minimal carbs and fats, aiding you to get the lean body you deserve!
So speed up that metabolism the natural way with Simply Natural Nutrition Protein Mousse.