Monday, July 14, 2014

High-Protein, Low-Calorie Diet

Protein forms the building blocks of the body. Hair, bones and muscles all depend on protein to develop. Protein is digested more slowly and therefore assists in leveling out blood sugar levels and keeping you fuller for a longer time, thereby assisting with weight loss. There are many low-calorie proteins available for consumption such as soy beans and soy products, as well as whey protein isolate, chicken and fish.

Low-calorie protein

    Protein takes longer to digest than other foods, which means that it makes you feel full for longer. It also means that it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce the chance of unhealthy snacking. Protein assists in muscle recovery and repair after exercise and helps to support high intensity workouts with a faster recovery, which means you can work out more often.

    All meat is high in protein, as are beans, nuts, dairy and eggs. There are also a variety of protein drinks, bars and shakes available, as well as protein powders that may be used to create food and drinks. Whey protein isolate is a powder used in many of these drinks and bars. It is derived from a component of cow's milk, but is easy to digest, safe to be taken by vegetarians and those who are lactose intolerant, and is gluten-free. There are also many products that are made from soy protein, the protein found in soy beans. This is also a complete protein that is free from lactose, easy to digest and cholesterol-free.

    It's easy to add plenty of protein to your diet without adding calories. Grilled meats without dressing are often lower in calories. You can choose to eat only the egg whites in eggs; they are fat-free and high in protein. You can eat dairy products that are fat-free or replace them with soy products such as soy milk and cheese. You can eat soy products or whey protein isolate to get a high dose of complete protein without the fat, cholesterol or calories.

Protein diet

    Start the day with a high dose of protein in the form of a protein drink or egg whites, scrambled. This will help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Be sure that each meal contains a healthy dose of protein. Have a high-protein substance with vegetables, brown bread or brown rice. Have a protein drink within half an hour after exercise to hep support the workout and recovery time. Aim to get between 50 and 75g of protein a day.


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