Protein provides many vital roles in the body. For weight loss it’s simple: IT KEEPS YOU FULLER FOR LONGER.
It takes a while (a few hours) for your body to break down and digest protein, in fact, research shows that it takes longer for protein to be digested than fat or carbs! For example, to get 100 calories from protein your body uses 30 calories to turn it into usable energy. That’s 30% usage. For fats it’s 12% and carbs its 7%.
As long as you are working out with resistance exercises (bodyweight exercises or lifting weights) the protein will help you build muscle. The more muscle you have the higher your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate i.e. the number of calories you require to stay the same weight)
The more muscle you have the more you can eat to stay the same weight as your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) will be higher.
The amount of protein required each day varies depending on your weight. At HAVIT, as part of your Training Programme, we calculate this for you, and also provide advice on recipes full of protein for your 3 meals and 3 snacks each day, so why not Book Your Free Consultation Today!
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