Choosing the best fuel for your body

When you feed your body protein, it burns energy up to 30% faster than when you feed it carbohydrates.

Eating protein is a bit like using jet fuel for your metabolism!

Many studies have shown that diets higher in protein (comprising 23 to 35 percent of total energy intake) result in weight loss.

Protein helps you lose weight in several ways:

  • Eating protein makes you feel full. Protein has a two to three times greater satiety value than carbohydrate or fat, so people tend to eat less when they eat more protein. Out of fat, carbohydrate and protein, protein causes the greatest release of a hormone secreted by the gut called PYY. This hormone reduces hunger and also improves your body's sensitivity to the hormone leptin, which reduces appetite and regulates your body fat stores.

  • Protein has a greater thermic effect than fat or carbohydrate, meaning it requires more energy to be digested than the other nutrients. Research has shown that after a meal, energy expenditure by your body increases zero to three percent for the metabolism of fat, five to ten percent for carbohydrate and a whopping 20 to 30 percent for protein!

  • Protein does not cause a significant rise in blood sugar or insulin levels, therefore eating more protein can help to reduce insulin resistance. Eating protein at each meal helps to keep your blood sugar level stable and this reduces the tendency to develop hypoglycaemia or sugar/carbohydrate cravings.

  • In addition to weight loss, higher protein diets help to improve cholesterol levels and reduce blood triglyceride levels.

Therefore eating protein makes you feel full faster, causing you to eat less, while expending more energy during digestion and metabolism! All helping you to lose weight.

Why not include either QuickLoss or Synd X Protein Powder in your diet? Both are designed to offer high protein and low carbs.