If you are serious about losing weight or getting your body in shape, you have probably heard that proteins are an important part of your diet. But why are proteins so important when it comes to weight loss? In this blog, we will delve deeper into the role of proteins and why they can help you achieve your goals.
Proteins and Satiety
When you want to lose weight, it is important to eat in a calorie deficit. This means you consume less energy than your body needs in a day. Your body will source energy from other reserves, such as fat stores, but this can result in hunger. One of the key reasons why proteins are so beneficial for weight loss is their ability to provide you with a prolonged feeling of satiety. This means you are less likely to feel hungry between meals and less inclined to reach for unhealthy snacks.
When you consume protein-rich foods, such as lean meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, and plant-based protein sources like beans and tofu, you feel fuller and more satisfied for longer. Our Meal Shake Cookies & Cream is a good example of a protein-rich product.
Preserving Muscle Mass
A common issue with weight loss is the loss of muscle mass. Losing muscle mass can make you look weak, even after working hard for that fit appearance. It is important to remember that you not only want to lose fat but also want to preserve and possibly build your muscles.
Proteins play a crucial role in this. Proteins, for example, in the Protein Bar Cookies & Cream, contribute to muscle growth and support quick muscle recovery after exercise/sport performance. By consuming enough proteins, you can protect your muscle mass while working on fat loss with a calorie deficit.
How Much Protein Do You Need?
The amount of protein you need depends on factors such as your body weight, how often you exercise, and of course, your goal. Various studies have shown that you can generally use the following formula: for athletes, this is 1.6 grams of protein per 1 kilogram of body weight per day. For non-athletes, it is 0.8 grams of protein per 1 kilogram of body weight per day. For a weight loss diet, we also recommend consuming around 1.6 grams of protein per 1 kilogram of body weight.
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