Fat vs Muscle
by Rebecca Bernhard
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.
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!
Having more muscle mass in your body will:
- Create a leaner physique
- Reduce your risk of injury
- Increase strength, stability, power and endurance
- Improve balance and mobility
- Improve the way you feel about yourself
- Increase energy and vitality
- Improve athletic performance
- Create metabolic reserve in times of traumas such as (car accidents and burns)
- Increase your metabolic efficiency
- Improve insulin sensitivity and improve blood glucose control
The scale does not represent everything that is happening within the body
When the number on the scale does not budge, it is important to remind yourself that the scale only shows you a snippet of what is happening. It is only expressing your total body weight – which includes fat, muscle, bones, organs, skin, etc. and not the composition of that weight within your body.
Your total body weight represented on the scale may be the same as when you started your weight loss program, BUT if you are building muscle mass and losing fat tissue, your body composition will be much different. Remember, as mentioned before, muscle and fat differ in density. One pound of muscle is going to occupy less space (volume) within the body than one pound of fat.
When you have more muscle and less fat, you become more firm and will lose inches from places such as your waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, etc. Seeing the same number on the scale is not always negative. Again, we need to set our minds on other indicators of health and wellness.
Getting a DEXA scan can give an insight into your body composition as well as muscle and fat mass's, bone mineral density and total body fat percentage.
So make the change today, add in quality protein's and attain lean muscle mass and drop the fat!