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What is Protein?

Protein is an important macronutrient that is involved in nearly all bodily functions and processes.   It is an essential dietary nutrient for healthy living and it plays a key role in exercise recovery.

Protein can be an important part of your diet in order to achieve your weight loss goal.

Four main areas where protein has a direct effect on weight loss: 

  • Keeps you full, longer
  • Helps preserve lean body mass
  • Uses more energy to break down compared to carbohydrates or fats (thermic effect of food)
  • Can be more difficult to store as body fat

Other beneficial effects of protein – it can:

  • Strengthen bones
  • Reduce muscle loss during aging
  • Improve wound healing

Check out the video below “How Does Protein Affect Weight Loss?”

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To ensure you are eating sufficient protein on a daily basis, consider the following:

  • Eat daily, 6 portions for women and up to 8 portions for men as per the GH’s plan
  • Weigh and track your daily protein intake
  • Eat some protein at all meals
  • Aim to include both animal and plant based proteins
  • Choose high quality protein sources
  • Consume well-balanced meals
30 High Protein Snacks That Are Healthy and Portable

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