Kick Hunger and Cravings to the Curb January 10 2017
Tired of making the same weight loss resolutions every year, only to watch them slowly fade away?
The secret to your weight loss resolution is kicking hunger and cravings to the curb, and the best way to do that is increase your protein intake.
Eating high protein foods helps suppress appetite-controlling hormones
The hypothalamus in the brain controls appetite and satiety (fullness). Hormones secreted by our body, high blood sugar levels, and stress all play a role in making us feel hungry and cause cravings that we can't always control.
Dietary proteins strongly influence these, which helps explain why protein intake is so important for weight loss as well as maintaining lean muscle tissue. When you're dieting, rule #1 is feed the muscle but starve the fat, so it leaves.
A study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that the protein content of our meals had a strong influence on hunger hormones.
Increasing protein can be as easy as enjoying a high-protein breakfast to kill cravings before they begin. LynFit Pure Whey makes this easy to do and at the same time, saving you time and money. Pure whey also gives your metabolism a boost, helping you lose weight easier.
How much protein do you need per day? You need one (1) gram per pound of lean body mass or your goal weight. If you want to weight 120 pounds, aim for 120 grams per day. When you are losing weight, stressed, or working out, your protein needs are slightly higher to preserve lean muscle tissue that keeps your metabolism revved.
You want to aim for 24 grams of lean protein four (4) times daily. This almost gets you to your goal. If you add the protein that is found in other foods you'll nail your goal.
- 24 grams = one serving of protein
- One (1) serving of protein is usually 3 oz., however. This can vary (white fish may be 4 oz.)
- White fish is better than chicken for weight loss and if you like larger portions, choose fish over chicken
- Chicken breast
- Two (2) scoops of LynFit Whey Protein
- LynFit Lean Bar
- Egg whites
If you're busy, nailing your numbers isn't easy unless you have the right tools. That's where having the right protein shake or protein bar is the secret to your success. A LynFit Lean Bar a day helps keep hunger and cravings away!
We'd love to hear about your success. Please feel free to send us your progress to Support@LynFit.com. And, don't forget those Before and After photos.
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