How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight

PROTEIN FOOD HEADER

You may of heard the saying β€œProtein is king” before. So why is protein so highly prized?

Below I will share with you the reasons why Protein is so beneficial to your weight loss goals.

 

Protein is a very important nutrient for weight loss goals, in fact it’s the most important one!

First off if you compare this to fat or carbohydrates, protein keeps you fuller much longer.

This makes you less likely to be snacking at midnight and adding on unnecessary calories. It then becomes easier to sustain the weight once you have lost it.

Those of you with a sweet tooth will like this tip.

If you pair protein with carbohydrate foods it slows down the absorption of sugar in your stomach and into your bloodstream, which will most likely help to prevent your blood sugar level from rising due to less future cravings.

Your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have help from either carbohydrates or protein ( its a scientific fact you know).

As your losing weight, your body will lose both muscle and fat, during this process. It is important that you still continue to eat enough protein in your diet.

Doing this ensures you are having adequate protein coming into your system, which will fuel the fat burning process, while preserving the calorie- burning and keeping the lean muscles you just gained.

When eating high- protein diet it will cause weight loss, but the catch is you don’t have to calorie count, portion control or any of those type of restrictions.

 

So How Much Protein Is Optimal ? & How To Get More Protein In My Diet ?

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Conclusion

So after all that I hope you understand that for fat loss, protein really is king.

You do not need to restrict anything to benefit from a higher protein diet. It’s all about adding to your diet.

This is appealing of course because most high- protein foods are also very tasty.

A high-protein diet can also be an effective obesity prevention method, not just something that you only use temporarily to lose fat.

By permanently increasing your protein intake, you end up tipping the “calories in” vs “calories out” balance in your favour . increasing the protein intake, you end up tipping the calories in vs calories out balance in your favour .

I know if you do this consistently in months, years and dare I say it, decades.. the difference in your waistline will be something else.

Though calories still count. Protein can reduce hunger and boost your metabolism, but you wont lose weight if you don’t eat fewer calories than you burn it’s just that simple.

It will be very difficult to do this without gaining weight if you are still eating junk food. For this reason you should still base your diet mostly on wholesome foods & single ingredient foods.

DID YOU KNOW? Your protein needs an increase after an intense workout. So increasing your protein intake on days that you exercise is a must!

 

THAT’S IT !

I’ve really enjoyed sharing with you, How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight!

Did you enjoy reading this ?

Will you be making any changes to your protein intake after reading this ?

Do you have any questions you would like me to answer ?

Then just leave a comment below.

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65 Comments

  1. James Acklin February 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I like these tips already

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    1. 1didieci February 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Haha cool.Remember to apply too James πŸ™‚

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  2. Samuel MacNeachdain February 24, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    SPOT ON.

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    1. 1didieci February 25, 2016 at 12:02 am

      Glad you think so Samuel.

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  3. Lore Spielmann February 24, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This is very interesting. My life experience has taught me that protein is the most critical nutrient. My body is happiest when I have enough protein.

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  4. Anni Hepner February 24, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Water is also great for fat loss!

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    1. 1didieci February 25, 2016 at 12:04 am

      Yup!

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  5. Ken Shing February 24, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    It’s so hard to get enough. I eat a lot of protein but still get only 120g or so, 25 of my overall diet. I cut rice and bread way down, and all sugary crap. I basically need to eat chicken breast 5 times per day, which is a little hard to do.

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    1. 1didieci February 25, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Thanks for sharing this Ken πŸ™‚

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  6. Sabastian Nasso February 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Protein is really helpful for build muscles and loose fat. A good workout and protein is helpful for reduce your body fat.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      This is true Sabastian.

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  7. Eeva Olesk February 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Nice Tips.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Eeva πŸ™‚

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  8. Ryan Donghai February 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I agree with most everything suggested about protein in this article and would add that not all protein is created equal.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Ryan.

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  9. Cheng Yi February 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Great article.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you Cheng!

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  10. Kaj Busk March 1, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Brilliant tips Karim.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      I Appreciate this Kaj! thank you πŸ™‚

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  11. Obrad Djurin March 1, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I’ll make sure my protein intake is higher after reading this!

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Great Obrad πŸ™‚

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  12. Owen Wells March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Just taking baby steps now, with getting rid of the ridiculously unhealthy junk food iv been eating.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Happy to hear this Owen! If you run into any difficulties then let me know πŸ™‚

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  13. Riley Sharp March 3, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I’m vegetarian, any tips about from where I can get my proteins?

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  14. Cheryl Parry March 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Wow you are a star! thank you for making this so simple for me.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Aha no worries πŸ™‚

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  15. Liam Cooke March 3, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Great Post Karim, Still using your meal plan since last year! the food is amazing, plus iv lost so much weight.

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    1. Hollie Burns March 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Iv been on it for 8 months. The food is lush!

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      1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:58 pm

        Respect Hollie πŸ™‚

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    2. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      I’m really pleased to hear this Liam! thank you for sticking with it πŸ™‚

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  16. Kaydence Mcconnell March 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I have to admit ive tried different diets and none have worked for me. It was not until I started taking your advice things started to change.

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    1. Tom Price March 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Ive done every diet out there over the last 20 years. Di Nutrition is a lifestyle change.

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      1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Thank you so much Tom for your kind words πŸ™‚ I couldn’t of put it better myself πŸ˜‰

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    2. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Wow! I’m very happy to have made this impact in your life Kaydence, people such as your self are one of the reasons why i keep doing this.

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  17. Renate Hippler March 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    These tips will help me thank you.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Your Welcome Renate πŸ™‚

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  18. Weston Griffin March 4, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I hav chicken and egg.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Good to know.. But which came first? πŸ™‚

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  19. Zachaios Schiller March 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Great Tips!

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Glad you think so Zachaios πŸ™‚

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  20. Kaleho Kalena March 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I enjoyed this.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Glad to hear this Kaleho, thank you! πŸ™‚

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  21. Yvonne Salaz March 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I love this post.

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    1. 1didieci March 6, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      I love you & all the Di1’s πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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  22. Rupert Jackson March 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    This will help me this week.

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    1. 1didieci March 8, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Great πŸ™‚

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  23. Timo Laar March 7, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    This was a good one Karim.Very happy to join you.

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    1. 1didieci March 8, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Thanks Timo, I’m very happy to have you πŸ™‚

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  24. Aarne Kapp March 7, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This has taken me further thank you.

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    1. 1didieci March 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Your welcome Aarne πŸ™‚

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  25. Lisa Kersting March 8, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Never associated protein, with weight loss before.Very insightful.

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    1. 1didieci March 8, 2016 at 10:34 am

      You hear a lot about it for weight gain, so i just flipped it for my Di’1s. Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚

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  26. Yanni Melis March 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I knew protein was king but not you! great post.

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    1. 1didieci March 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

      LOL! thank you Yanni πŸ˜‰

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  27. Ollie Lewis March 9, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks for the break down brv.

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    1. 1didieci March 10, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Your Welcome Ollie πŸ™‚

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  28. Aidan Mills March 10, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I always feel really full after eating a lot of protein.

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    1. 1didieci March 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Yup it keeps you fuller for much longer.

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  29. Paul Nicholson March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Great Post.

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    1. 1didieci March 10, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks Paul πŸ™‚

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  30. Johanna Rose March 11, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Tried and true, my husband and I have been loosing weight this way since April with amazing results!

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    1. 1didieci March 14, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      I’m glad you’ve said this Johanna, as many of my readers are just trying it now.. here’s to you and your husband loosing more weight this year πŸ™‚

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  31. Nisha Mohan March 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    It’s a complete and useful article. I love how it pointed out the right amount of protein intake we should have each day.

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    1. 1didieci March 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Nisha! I had a feeling you’d all love that inclusion πŸ™‚

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