True or false: prioritizing your protein intake can maximize fat loss?
But even more important is HOW & WHY?
Protein, also know as a macronutrient of food, is a component chemically comprised of amino acids that play key roles inside our bodies spanning from building muscle tissue to creating enzymes and hormones.
Protein’s benefits in relation to fat loss:
-it’s slow digesting
-the most satiating of the three macronutrients
-builds lean muscle tissue
HOW do those things affect fat loss?
Protein holds the highest thermogenic effect on food, meaning our bodies burn more calories when trying to break it down, yes we literally burn calories (roughly 10%) just digesting food!
The more satiated one is from eating the less likely they are to overeat, therefore helping to prevent grazing and decrease hunger.
The more lean muscle mass our body is comprised of the higher our metabolic rate, meaning the more calories we burn at a resting state. We want dis!
Rule of thumb: aiming for 1g/protein per pound of body weight is a great place to start when trying to determine what your protein intake should be.
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